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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thank you!, New Weiss Beer, July 2-Beer Brats & Root Beer Floats, plus more Brew & Farm News!

We'd like to extend a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to all of you, our wonderful customers, for making our Father's Day Beer & Brats event an overwhelming, huge success!!!  We're thrilled & thankful not only for last weekend's support, but EVERY day with the way all of you, our customers, support us.  Thank you to all of you for supporting our farm & brewery in every way that you do, you've helped turn our Wishes & Dreams into reality.... and we couldn't do it without you - Thank You!!! 

This weekend, we're unveiling a NEW Beer!  This German-style Wheat Beer is similar to our traditional Hefeweizen, but this version is brewed with a different yeast strain that was borrowed from our friends at Pig Minds Brewing in Rockford!  We've named it in their honor - this beer is called "This Little Piggy" (or, as it's a German-style beer, order it in German - "Deises Kleine Schweinchen").  No matter what you call it, this beer is a light, mild, refreshing & delicious Weiss  beer. 5% ABV, 16 IBU.  We're serving this beer in our taproom with a slice of citrus fruit on each glass!  

Last in Brewery News, mark your calendars for our next cookout - Sunday, July 2 from 12-5pm for Beer, Brats, & Root Beer Floats!  We'll be firing up our grill for locally-made Beer Brats (raised by local farmers & made at AJ's Lena Maid Meats right around the corner in Lena!) or premium jumbo all-beef hot dogs, served with Mrs. Mike's chips, either option for $4.99.  Add your own condiments: sauerkraut, onions, relish, ketchup, and various mustards. We'll also be serving $3.50 Root Beer Floats, made with our own delicious homemade Root Beer and vanilla ice cream!  Our regular craft beer menu will also be available.

In Farm News, this week Group B of the half-CSA members, and the Full Share members, you can pick up your shares anytime during our open hours this weekend (scroll down for a list of items in your share this week)!  CSA Members, as part of your membership we offer you free u-pick fruit from our farm when in season.  Our Mulberry trees are beginning to ripen with lots of mulberries!  Those CSA Members wishing to pick mulberries from the many mulberry trees scattered throughout our farm, just let us know when you're here to pick up your share.  

Last in farm news, we will have a small amount of  3-blend Lettuce Mix available for purchase 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: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com.   
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:
  • This Little Piggy - a German-style Weiss beer (scroll down for more info!)
  • Collaboration I.P.A. -  a strong I.P.A. brewed by 3 breweries together: us here at Wishful Acres along with Pig Minds Brewing & Generations Brewing!
  • Cherry Wheat Ale - a very fruity, sweeter-style fruit beer 
  • Unicorn Tears - Our unique copper-colored ale.
  • Alderaan I.P.A. - a citrus-hops blast!
  • Coffee Stout - chock-full of coffee flavor
  • Honey Wheat Ale - Mild & very drinkable
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  

Fresh From the Farm, Available for Purchase in our Taproom & Store:
  • Spring Lettuce Mix (blend of red & green lettuces grown right here, washed & ready to eat)
This Little Piggy  - NEW Beer!!!

This weekend, we're unveiling a NEW Beer!  This German-style Wheat Beer is similar to our traditional Hefeweizen, but this version is brewed with a different yeast strain that was borrowed from our friends at Pig Minds Brewing in Rockford!  We've named it in their honor - this beer is called "This Little Piggy" (or, as it's a German-style beer, order it in German - "Deises Kleine Schweinchen").  No matter what you call it, this beer is a light, mild, refreshing & delicious Weiss  beer. 5% ABV, 16 IBU.  We're serving this beer in our taproom with a slice of citrus fruit on each glass!  
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

CSA 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:
  • Baby Zucchini & Summer Squash - first small harvest of these tender, baby-sized veggies.
  • Kohlrabi - first harvest! Peel the round bulb at the bottom, and enjoy! New to kohlrabi? It tastes like a mix between a sweet carrot and cabbage. Super crunchy & refreshing, delicious raw on salads or dips, but can also be cooked. Included in your share this week as an entire plant, the leaves are also edible if you desire (cabbage-like flavor).
  • Sugar Snap Peas  - sweet edible-pod peas! Slightly smaller harvest this week, this crop really dislikes the 90+ degree weather we had recently, and it's producing less peas.
  • Red Lettuce - oak leaf variety
  • Dill - fresh dill for your dips, sandwiches, egg dishes
  • Romaine lettuce - a loose leaf green Romaine variety
  • Cilantro - great for tacos & taco salads
  • Garlic Scapes - the top portion of the garlic plant - tender stalks full of garlic flavor - use in place of garlic or onions in any recipe!
  • Tender Green Spring Lettuce - delicate light green spring lettuce
  • Radishes - "Easter Egg" Variety - a pretty blend of many colors of round radishes - pink, red purple, and white, like a bunch of colored Easter eggs!
  • Optional bonus item: U-Pick Mulberries available to all CSA Members who wish to pick some
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: http://all-natural-mama.blogspot.com/2015/03/recipes-by-vegetable-type.html   

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: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
CSA Program is SOLD OUT for 2017, Thank you!
CSB Members (Community Supported Brewery)
Available for your CSB Growler Fills this weekend:
  • This Little Piggy
  • Collaboration IPA
  • Alderaan IPA
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Coffee Habit
  • Honey Wheat
  • Cherry Wheat

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: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csb-program .  CSB is SOLD OUT until Fall 2017, Thank you!!!
Our next event: Beer, Brats, & Root Beer Floats! Grill Out: Sunday, July 2!  Join us for local brats made by AJ's Lena Maid Meats (and boiled in our beer before grilling)!  Or premium large all-beef hot dogs.  Either option, served with Mrs. Mike's chips, for $4.99.  Also $3.50 root beer floats, made with our homemade root beer & vanilla ice cream!
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
  • The Cove Bar & Grill, Apple River, IL 
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL 
  • Royal Liquor, 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:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

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