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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Coffee Stout is BACK!!! Also Brew & Brush, Beer Chili Day, and MORE!

Coffee Habit, our coffee stout beer, is BACK!! Be among the first to get a taste this weekend, we'll be serving it by the glass for enjoying here and in growler fills for taking home to enjoy! This beer is a medium-bodied stout, brewed with several types of specialty roasted malts and then aged with premium coffee beans for a delicious coffee flavor. On tap all weekend long, we're open Fri 4-9, Sat 12-9 and Sun 12-5! 
Also featured in this week's newsletter is our next Brew & Brush painting classes - paint a Llama / Alpaca! (Scroll down for details!)  Lastly, mark your calendars for our next Beer Chili Day on Feb 18!
Tap Room Bar at our Brewery
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:
  • Coffee Habit - our Coffee Stout, dark roasted malts, aged with coffee beans
  • The TRILOGY - Belgian Tripel-style Ale, brewed with spices & Belgian yeast
  • Blueberry Wheat Ale - a very mild wheat beer with a subtle blueberry flavor. Not sweet.
  • Electric Valkyrie IPA - a citrus-hops mild IPA
  • Peach Mango Ale - a sweeter-style fruit beer
  • Kryptonite Kolsch - light in color, mild in flavor
  • El Dorado APA - a mild American Pale Ale, a mild hops kick
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  

Coffee Stout is BACK on tap, starting this Weekend!!! 
Join us as we release "Coffee Habit"!  Our Coffee Stout is a medium-bodied ale, brewed with several types of specialty roasted malts and aged with premium coffee beans.  6% ABV
This beer has not been on tap for nearly a year, and we've missed it just as much as you!  


"Brew & Brush" with artist Mia Rudolph!

Join us for "Brew & Brush" on Sunday, February 25 or Sunday, March 11, from 1:00-3:00 pm. In this class, you'll create your own llama / alpaca painting under the instruction of our friend, local artist Mia Rudolph!

Welcome all levels of painting abilities! In this class, you will create a 16" x 20" painting with acrylic on canvas! Mia will guide you through the process of painting this subject, pictured here, of an adorable llama / alpaca. This painting is easier to make than it looks! Mia will be instructing the class step-by-step and using stencils as well. The canvas, supplies, snacks, and door prize are all provided in the cost of your class.

About the artist instructing your class: Mia Rudolph is a local artist who works in acrylics, color pencil, and other mediums. She is a full-time school nurse and has 3 children. Mia attended WIU and studied studio art. It is Mia's colorful artwork that we have on display in our taproom here at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!

Pre-registration for this class is required. You can sign-up and pay here through our online store: , or in-person at our taproom during open hours. Registration deadline is the Friday prior to each of the Sunday painting dates.  These classes typically sell out quickly so be sure to sign up early.

Ages 21+ 

Beer Chili Day

Our next Beer Chili Day is scheduled for Sunday, February 18, from 12-4 or until we run out! 
(We're making more this time!  :)

Our brewery's homemade Chili is made using our own craft beer, farm-grown ingredients, and local beef. $2.99 per cup, $5.50 per bowl.  Kick your Beer Chili up a notch with our condiment bar, featuring cheddar cheese, jalapenos, crackers, hot sauce, and onions.  All condiments are included at no extra charge.  All of our craft beers will be on tap and available for purchase during this event. 
Sunday, February 18, 12-4 pm.
Garlic Available!
Wishful Acres organic garlic is now available for purchase in our taproom!  This is the remaining garlic that we have left from our growing season, and the cost is $1 per bulb.  Available for purchase anytime during our open hours, Fridays 4-9, Saturdays 12-9, and Sundays 12-5.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

Our 2018 organic vegetable membership program is SOLD OUT.  We look forward to seeing all the CSA members for our first pickup in June!  

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 22-week-long season! To learn more:  .  
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
  • Benchwarmers, Freeport, IL
  • Eilerts, Freeport, IL
  • Mulligans, Lena, IL 
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Route 73 Brew & Chew, Pearl City, IL
  • Royal Pub, 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 is located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at: or 815-990-2380


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