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Thursday, November 29, 2018

2 Brewers + 1 Collaboration Recipe = Liquid Schwartz! Also: 1 keg Cranberry Ale left, then to Apple!

We have a special new beer on tap!  "Liquid Schwartz" is a collaboration between 2 brewers: Nate at Wishful Acres & Steven at Generations.  These 2 brewers wrote a beer recipe together, Nate brewed it here at Wishful Acres, and the results are delicious!  Details below.

We found 1 keg of the Cranberry Apple fruit beer in the back of our cooler!  We will put this final keg of Cranberry on tap this Friday, and once it runs out we will return to the regular Apple Ale.

Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery - taproom open Fridays 4-9, Saturdays 12-9, Sundays 12-5.  

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:
  • Liquid Schwartz - Schwartzbier style (German black lager)
  • Crowned Buck - mild Midwest American Ale
  • Cranberry Apple Ale - fruit beer. 
  • Stoutzilla - dark stout
  • Golden Demon IPA - hoppy & bitter IPA for the hardcore IPA fans
  • Barleywine - a historic beer style! High ABV like wine, made with barley 
  • Honey Wheat - mild & easy drinking!
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  

2 Brewers + 1 Collaboration Recipe = Liquid Schwartz!

The story of this collaboration recipe begins back in September....  after the Pretzel City Brewfest in Freeport, the Abraham Lincoln cutout was kidnapped & ended up at Wishful Acres.  Likewise, the Stephen Douglas cutout was kidnapped & ended up at Generations.  We got wind of it & issued a ransom to Generations on Facebook - what will it take to get the 2 guys back together?

Long story short, we ended up deciding that a Collaboration Beer would be a great way to end the ransom & get Lincoln & Douglas back together.  (For those of you not from Freeport, a bit of back history: Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas had a debate right here in Freeport back in 1858 - the Lincoln-Douglas Debate. It's a major point of community pride & history... hence the reason for the cutouts at the Freeport brewfest!)

Nate of Wishful Acres & Steven of Generations co-wrote a new beer recipe, and decided to brew something different & unusual... a style of beer that is rarely seen.... a "Schwartzbier"!  Schwartzbier is a style of German black lager.  It's a dark beer without a full body, brewed with German malts & German lager yeast.  It's mild & delicious - 4.5% ABV and 15 IBU.  

As for the name, "Liquid Schwartz", if you're a fan of the movie Spaceballs you'll understand.  So let's raise our glass in Cheers... and May the Schwartz be with You!
2019 CSB Program Memberships now available!

The moment is here!  Our 2019 Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Memberships are now available for purchase!  The 2019 CSB Program will begin on January 1, 2019 and end on December 31, 2019.

How does the program work?
You receive a Punch Card with 26 Growler Fills that are prepaid at a discounted rate.  You choose between a Gold Membership (our larger 64 oz growler) or a Silver Membership (our smaller 32 oz growler).  You stop in anytime you want to get a growler fill during our open hours, and we mark it off your card.  It's a 1-year supply of beer in growler fills!  Oh, and you also receive a free glass growler with your membership.  :)   (Our email newsletter subscribers get first-dibs on a spot; we haven't announced this on Facebook yet!)

For all the details, please visit the CSB Page on our web site here.

CSB Memberships may be purchase in our online store anytime, or in our taproom during open hours. 

(Those members who are currently in our 2018 CSB Program, you have less than 2 months to finish your punch cards!  The 2018 CSB Season ends soon!)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Member News

Our recipe database contains cooking ideas for all the vegetables we grow - link here.

Our 2019 upcoming season is sold out.  Thank you!

Our 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
  • Best Dam Bar, Durand, IL
  • JJ & Freddy's, Stockton, IL
  • Mulligans, Lena, IL 
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
  • Rock City Tap, Rock City, IL
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Route 75 Bar & Grill, Dakota, IL
  • Royal Pub, Freeport, IL
  • This Is It Eatery, Freeport, IL
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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
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