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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thin Mint Cookie Stout, Collaboration, fresh Salad Greens, and more Brew & Farm News!

We have a Special Release beer this weekend! Thin Mint Cookie Stout is made from, you guessed it, Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies!  We only made a very small 10-gallon batch of this beer, and we'll be tapping it beginning this Friday, May 12!  Lastly, our outdoor seating Beer Garden is now completed & open!  It's so beautiful to sit outside in the countryside, overlooking our farm woods & gardens!

A huge Thank You to everyone who stopped out for our "May the Fourth be with You" event last week!  We are happy to say that it was a huge success, beyond anything we imagined, so a BIG THANK YOU to all of you!!!  The Freeport Journal Standard newspaper featured an article about our event - here is a link to the article.

In Farm News, we have fresh spinach AND lettuce both available for purchase again!  Stop in to our taproom & store this weekend to purchase a bag!  Lastly in farm news, the regular season CSA "veggie share" program begins in just 1 week!  Our program is sold out for the season, and members have received their pickup dates (if there are any questions about pickup schedule contact Penny :).  

Visit our Taproom & Store!!!  Now Open - Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more:  
Tap Room & Store
In our Tap Room this weekend, open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Thin Mint Cookie Stout - will be on tap beginning Friday, May 12, until supplies run out (then we'll switch over to Milk Stout).  
  • Leia's I.P.A. - a relatively mild IPA
  • Stormtrooper's Saison - our French-style saison - almost gone!
  • Berry Wheat Ale - a very fruity, sweeter-style beer (No growler fills this weekend due to low supplies of this beer)
  • Galahad - English Mild Ale, a taste of London - almost gone!
  • Farm Weiss - Our version of a German-American Weiss Beer. 
  • Honey Wheat Ale - Mild & very drinkable
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growlers & bottled beer available for carry-out on select styles of beer!  We're Family Friendly - bring the kids, we have homemade root beer!  

This past Tuesday, we participated in brewing a Collaboration Beer!  Nate (Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery), Carson & Jordan (Pig Minds Brewing Co), and Steven & Chris (Generations Brewing Co) brewed an I.P.A. beer together.  When this beer is ready, it will be available in all 3 of our taprooms!
Our outdoor seating area BEER GARDEN is now complete & open!  Join us for a craft beer in the beautiful countryside.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

Our CSA Program is SOLD OUT for 2017.  Thank you to everyone who signed on as members in this year's season!  The first pickup will be the weekend of May 19th!

Our 30-member CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is a membership program in which members become "shareholders" in the farm's seasonal vegetable production & receive a "share" of the farm's USDA Certified Organic produce for our full 30-week-long season! 2017 CSA is now open for enrollment.  To learn more: 
Where to Buy our Beer:

Our beer is available for purchase at the following locations:
  • Our Taproom!  Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, located between Freeport & Lena - Visiting Info
  • Benchwarmers bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL - 4 of our beers on draft
  • VFW bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL - 4 of our beers on draft
  • The Cove Bar & Grill, Apple River, IL - 4 of our beers on draft
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL - 3 of our beers on draft
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL - on draft
  • The Wagner House, Freeport, IL - on draft
  • Royal Liquor Store & Royal Pub Bar, Freeport, IL - in bottles AND on tap
  • Rt 73 Brew & Chew, Pearl City, IL - on draft
  • Choices Natural Market, Rockford, IL - in bottles
  • Lodi Tap House, Maple Park, IL - on draft
Visit us on the Cheese & Cheers Tour

Take a leisurely drive through the rolling hills of Northwest Illinois from now through October 31 to discover great cheese, craft brews and wine. Pick up a passport at our taproom during open hours, and we'll stamp your visit on our passport page. Complete the passport and receive a reward at any of the participating locations -- and experience the best of Freeport/Stephenson County, Illinois.
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Thank you & Best Wishes from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays, 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm
Tap room & store located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at: or 815-990-2380


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