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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cherry Wheat returns, new On Tap locations, plus more Brew & Farm News!

Cherry Wheat Ale returns on tap this weekend at our brewery!  Our fruit beers are only available on-site, and we switch the 3 fruit beers that we make, with only 1 on tap at a time (rotation: Berry Wheat, Cherry Wheat, and Peach Wheat).  Last in Brewery news, we have a  new ON TAP location - Logan's Bar & Grill will soon have our Alderaan I.P.A. on tap!  Our beer garden will be open all weekend here at our brewery, and the weather forecast is looking nice!

In Farm News, this week Group A of the half-CSA members, and the Full Share members, you can pick up your shares anytime during our open hours this weekend (Fri 4-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5) !  For a list of the items the CSA members will be receiving in this week's share, simply scroll down in this newsletter (you'll also find a link to our Recipes page).  Last in farm news, there will be no extra veggies for sale in our taproom & store this weekend.

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:
  • Cherry Wheat Ale - a very fruity, sweeter-style fruit beer 
  • Unicorn Tears - it's back! Our unique copper-colored ale has returned.
  • Alderaan I.P.A. - a citrus-hops blast! The hoppier of our 2 IPAs on tap this weekend.
  • Coffee Stout - a favorite has returned!
  • 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!  

Fresh From the Farm, Available for Purchase in our Taproom & Store:
  • No extra veggies available for sale this week
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

This week, Group A of the Half-Share members, and the Full Share members, you may pick up your share anytime during our open hours this weekend, Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5.  In this week's share... It's Spring, which means Salad Greens season!
  • Red Lettuce - oak leaf variety
  • Spinach
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • 3 Lettuce mix
  • Green Garlic (use just like you would Green Onions)
  • Tender Green Spring Lettuce
  • Radishes - French Breakfast Variety
RECIPES!!!  Need ideas for items in your share this week? For a long list of recipes for every vegetable & herb that we grow, we put together this recipe list!  You can visit our Wishful Acres Recipe List by Vegetable here:   

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:  .  
CSA Program is SOLD OUT for 2017, Thank you!
CSB Members (Community Supported Brewery)
Available for your CSB Growler Fills this weekend:
  • Alderaan IPA
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Coffee Habit
  • Honey Wheat
  • Cherry Wheat
  • Farm Weiss

Our "Beer Share", aka CSB Program (Community Supported Brewery) is an ongoing membership program that offers members a 1-year supply of growler fills of our beer, plus more benefits.  Info: .  CSB is SOLD OUT until Fall 2017, Thank you!!!
Our outdoor seating area BEER GARDEN is now complete & open!  Join us for a craft beer in the beautiful countryside.
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
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Benchwarmers bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL
  • VFW bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL
  • The Cove Bar & Grill, Apple River, IL 
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL 
  • Royal Liquor Store & Royal Pub Bar, Freeport, IL 
  • Rt 73 Brew & Chew, Pearl City, IL
  • Lodi Tap House, Maple Park, IL 
  • Pretzel City Market, downtown Farmers Market, Freeport IL 
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL 
  • Logan's Bar & Grill, Freeport, IL 
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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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