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Thursday, October 26, 2017

New Collaboration Beer is Here! Plus new Amber Ale & more Brew & Farm News!

The NEW Collaboration beer we brewed with our friends at Generations Brewing & Pig Minds Brewing will be on tap here this weekend!  This I.P.A., called "Swamp Monster", was brewed with fresh organic hops harvested from our farm!  Also on tap is a new Amber Ale, called "Intergalactic", which was brewed with Galaxy & Comet varieties of hops.

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!   

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:
  • Swamp Monster - Collaboration I.P.A. brewed with 3 breweries: Wishful Acres, Pig Minds, and Generations
  • Intergalactic - malty Amber ale brewed with Comet & Galaxy hops
  • Apple Ale - mild fruit beer made with apple
  • Galahad - English Mild style of ale, brown & mild flavored. 
  • Alderaan IPA - full of citrus hops!
  • Jack-O-Java - Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale made with pumpkins grown on our farm
  • 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, probably the last of the season
  • Radishes - "Easter Egg" variety, mixture of pink, red, purple, and white radishes
  • 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! 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:
  • Swamp Monster IPA
  • Intergalactic
  • Galahad
  • Apple Ale
  • Jack-O-Java
  • Alderaan IPA
  • 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: .  
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
You can contact us at: or 815-990-2380


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