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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Schnitz & Giggles, Chili Day, Sign Painting & more Brew & Farm News from Wishful Acres!

Join us this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for our New Beer Release weekend!  We have not one, but two brand new beers: Schnitz & Giggles and Dingo!  PLUS the Cherry Ale fruit beer is back! More details below, scroll down for this & more upcoming events!

Our planting season has begun!  Our greenhouse flats are full of sprouting plants, and with luck our outdoor gardens are receiving their first seeds this week.  Our farm's vegetable CSA membership spots are sold out for 2018; thank you!!

Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery - taproom open Fridays 4-9, Saturdays 12-9, Sundays 12-5.  Closed Easter Sunday.
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:
  • Schnitz & Giggles - NEW - very mild, light colored, super easy drinking beer
  • Dingo -  NEW- a mild, amber colored ale brewed with Australian hops
  • Cherry Ale - a sweeter style fruit beer
  • Caramel Oatmeal Stout - a rich stout with lots of caramel flavor
  • Alt Nation Tart - a slightly tart beer for those sour beer lovers
  • Midget Cyclops -  our new IPA!
  • Unicorn Tears - unique flavored copper colored ale
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  
NEW BEERS this weekend!

We have 2 Brand New Beers! Stop out this weekend to fill your glasses & growlers!  Both of these new beers were made in full-batch sizes, so we should have them both available for at least a few weeks.

"Schnitz & Giggles" is a very mild, light colored, super easy drinking beer! Brewed with a German Kolsch yeast, you won't want to stop at just one! 5% ABV, 15 IBU.

"Dingo" is a mild flavored, amber colored ale, full of caramel malts & flavors. Another easy drinking beer; this one is brewed with Australian hops! 5.5% ABV, 18 IBU.

Lastly, while not new, our Cherry Ale is finally back on tap! One of our fruit beers, cherry ale is made with real fruit, has a sweet/tart flavor, pink color, and is super refreshing. 5.5% ABV.
Upcoming Events at Wishful Acres:
  • Fri, Sat, Sun- March 23,24,25 - New beer releases: Schnitz & Giggles, Dingo
  • Sunday, April 1 - closed for Easter Sunday
  • Sunday, April 7 - Highland College/ Sunny Hill sign painting class
  • Sunday, April 8 - Beer Chili Day (final Beer Chili Day of the season!)
  • Friday, May 4 - "May the Fourth Be With You" Star Wars-themed celebration
Wishful Acres will be hosting a Highland Community College (HCC) class on Saturday, April 7 from 11-2.  The class is part of HCC's Continuing Education series, and HCC has partnered with Sunny Hill Craft Company for this class.  Details are below on the flyer.  Contact Highland Community College to register for this class at 815-235-6121.
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
  • Lodi Tap House, Maple Park, 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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