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Thursday, July 6, 2017

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:
  • Kale
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!)
  • Kale 
  • Green Onions
  • Zucchini & Summer Squash
  • Sugar Snap Peas  
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Garlic Scapes 
  • 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
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:
  • Electric Valkyrie IPA
  • This Little Piggy
  • Collaboration 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!!!
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:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

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