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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Apple Ale, Galahad, and Belgian Dreams return! Your weekly Wishful Acres Brew & Farm News!

Stop out to try our new fruit beer, Apple Ale!  A sweeter-style ale made with real apple, it tastes like a fall trip to the apple orchard!  Also, fans of our brown English Mild Ale "Galahad" can rejoice - the knight has returned on tap!  Lastly, Belgian Dreams will return on tap this weekend.  Scroll down for the rest of our "on tap" selection for this weekend!

In Farm News, this week Group A of the half-CSA members, and the full-CSA members, you can pick up your shares anytime during our open hours this weekend!   Also in Farm News this week, our fall spinach & lettuce crops are looking bleak so far.... the deer have been grazing more this year than in any year past.  Hopefully the late season crop recently planted in the protected greenhouse will provide some of those favorite salad greens later this season.  However, your shares are still chock full with other veggies!!! - scroll down for the entire list.   P.S. We still have 8 weeks left in this year's CSA season!

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:
  • Apple Ale - mild fruit beer made with apple
  • Galahad - English Mild style of ale, brown & mild flavored. 
  • Belgian Dreams - dark amber ale, brewed with amber honey & candied ginger, and Belgian yeast
  • Alderaan IPA - full of citrus hops!
  • Jack-O-Java - Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale made with pumpkins grown on our farm
  • 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!  
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:
  • Pumpkin - "Amish sugar pie pumpkin" variety, great for cooking with
  • Butternut Winter Squash - try butternut squash soup, it's delicious!
  • Kale
  • Eggplant - slender Asian variety
  • Radishes - German Giant variety of red radishes, green tops included (also edible)
  • Spicy Asian Greens Mix - a mixture of red & green Asian greens - great for salads or stir fry.
  • Arugula - Italian salad green with a delicious peppery flavor
  • Pac Choi - Asian green, typically used in stir fry, lo mein, etc
  • Sweet Pepper - probably the last of the season
  • Garlic
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 for 2018 will be available for purchase by January, 2018 - details for 2018 on our web site.
CSB Members (Community Supported Brewery)

Quick news item: The 2nd Year CSB program is now open!!!  Those wishing to purchase a membership, visit our web site CSB page for details.

Available for your CSB Growler Fills this weekend:
  • Belgian Dreams
  • Galahad
  • Apple Ale
  • Jack-O-Java
  • Alderaan IPA
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Honey 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!!!
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
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL 
  • Royal Liquor, Freeport, IL 
  • Logan's Bar & Grill, Freeport, IL
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Eilerts, Freeport, IL
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
  • Wayside, 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
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