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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Follow the road to EL DORADO! Also Dark Side Stout Returns, Plus more Brew & Farm News!

Many have searched for El Dorado, and none have succeeded... until now!  You can follow the road to our brewery to find it, because ON TAP this weekend is EL DORADO, our brand-new American Pale Ale style beer.  It's not the lost city of gold, but it IS a beautiful golden-colored APA (APA is similar to IPA style, but with less bitter hops flavor).  El Dorado weighs in at 6% ABV and 38 IBUs, is golden in color, with mild hoppiness... very drinkable & enjoyable!  This beer was made with the "El Dorado" variety of hops! 

Guess what we brewed again?!  A fan favorite, our Dark Side Stout is back on tap at our brewery.  This medium-bodied stout features flavors of chocolate & coffee.  Delicious!

In Farm News, this week Group B of the half-CSA members, and the full-CSA 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)!  

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:
  • El Dorado - golden colored American Pale Ale style beer
  • Dark Side Stout - featuring notes of chocolate & coffee
  • Peach Mango Wheat Ale - a very fruity, sweeter-style fruit beer 
  • Electric Valkyrie IPA - a very drinkable IPA style beer
  • This Little Piggy - a German-style Weiss beer, similar to a Hefeweizen
  • Unicorn Tears - Our unique copper-colored ale.
  • 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:
  • Zucchini & Summer Squash
  • Fresh Basil
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

CSA farm members, you may pick up your vegetables anytime during our open hours this weekend, Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5.  In this week's veggie share:
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumber
  • Sweet Pepper
  • Onions
  • Basil
  • Kale
  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Garlic Scapes 
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 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:
  • Dark Side Stout
  • Electric Valkyrie IPA
  • This Little Piggy
  • 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: .  CSB is SOLD OUT until Fall 2017, Thank you!!!
Farm & Brewery Tours

Tours of our Farm & Brewery are available from March through November.  Our tour consists of an outdoors walking tour of our farm and indoor tour of our brewery, and lasts about 45 minutes. Tours are guided by the owners, Nate & Penny, and are available on Saturdays (must be reserved in advance).  To reserve your tour, and learn more, please visit the Tours page of our web site. (We also offer Group Tours that can be scheduled at various times during our closed hours - email for additional info.)
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 
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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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