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Thursday, August 3, 2017

NEW Beer, Cookout at the Farm, plus more Brew & Farm News!

We have a brand-new beer on tap!  This beer is named after that person we all know, full of wit & sarcasm... a bit of a Smart A**!  This new beer is a light, mild, easy-drinking Belgian-style Wit Beer, called Smart A**!  Brewed with orange peel, coriander, and wheat, this beer weighs in at 5% ABV and 15 IBUs.

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!  CSA Members, you'll be receiving the first tomatoes of the season in your shares this week. Please note, tomatoes taste better when not refrigerated, so we will keep the tomatoes separate, out of refrigerated storage on Friday, for those who can pick up their veggie shares on Friday.  However, after Friday night we will need to keep the tomatoes in refrigeration for Saturday/Sunday storage with the rest of the vegetables. 

Visit our Taproom & Store!!!  Now Open - Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 p m, 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:
  • Smart A** - Belgian-style Wit beer, mild & easy drinking
  • 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
  • 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:
  • Green Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Zucchini & Summer Squash
  • 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:
  • Tomatoes - 1st of the season! Sweet orange cherry tomatoes
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Hot Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Basil
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Onions
  • Green Beans
  • Yellow Beans
  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
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:
  • Smart A**
  • El Dorado
  • Dark Side Stout
  • Electric Valkyrie IPA
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Coffee Habit
  • Honey Wheat
  • Peach 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!!!
Next Beer & Brats Grill Out, August 13!

Beer & Brats at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery! We'll be firing up the grill on Sunday, August 13 from 12-5 pm for a cookout! Enjoy local-made brats (cooked in our own beer prior to grilling), or a premium all-beef hot dog. Either option, served with Mrs. Mike's potato chips, for $4.99. Add your own condiments: sauerkraut, onion, relish, ketchup, mustards!
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 
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Eilerts / Jumpin' Joe's, Freeport, IL
  • Music on Chicago, 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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