New IPA-style Beer, Last of the Cherry Wheat, Plus more Brew & Farm News!
We're unveiling a Brand-New I.P.A. style beer this weekend! Called "Electric Valkyrie" - learn more about this beer & it's name by scrolling down a bit further in the newsletter! Also in brewery news, we are down to the final kegs of Cherry Wheat Ale, so stop in on Friday if you want to be sure to get some! (The Cherry Wheat will be gone from our taproom for a few months while we rotate our other fruit beers onto tap, the Peach Wheat & Berry Wheat).
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. Those CSA Members wishing to pick Black Raspberries, just let us know when you're here to pick up your share. (Most of the black raspberries are deep in our woods, if you wish to trek out for picking make sure to wear pants & long sleeves for the poison ivy & mosquitos.)
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:
Electric Valkyrie - a very drinkable IPA style beer
Cherry Wheat Ale - a very fruity, sweeter-style fruit beer
This Little Piggy - a German-style Weiss beer, similar to a Hefeweizen
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!
Unicorn Tears - Our unique copper-colored ale.
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:
Electric Valkyrie I.P.A. - NEW!!!
This is a very drinkable IPA-style beer! Light in color, mild hoppy flavor. Made with "Warrior" hops, so we've named this IPA after the mythological female warrior, the Valkyrie. 7% ABV, 67 IBU
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:
Green Beans (1st harvest!)
Zucchini & Summer Squash
Sugar Snap Peas
Kohlrabi - 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).
Optional bonus item: U-Pick Black Raspberries available to all CSA Members who wish to pick some in our woods
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:
Electric Valkyrie IPA
This Little Piggy
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!!!
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-990-2380