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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Cherry Ale, First Farm Harvest & more from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!

Cherry Ale is BACK on tap this weekend!  This fruit beer is mild, fruity, and sweet/tart in flavor.  It replaces Raspberry Lime, which has run out.

This week is the first harvest of our organic vegetables for our Farm Members! Members of our CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture), please refer to your pickup schedules... the season has begun!

Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery - taproom open Fridays 4-9, Saturdays 1-8, Sundays 1-5.  

Tap Room Bar at our Brewery
In our Tap Room this weekend, open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 1-8 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Cherry Ale - fruit beer
  • El Dorado - Pale Ale
  • Smart A** - Wit Bier
  • Simowa - IPA 
  • Overcast - Hefezeizen German-style
  • Chocolate Donut Imperial Stout
  • Peach Mango Ale - fruit beer
  • Kilted Tartan - Scotch Ale 70-Shilling style
  • Stoutzilla - dark stout
  • 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!  
Upcoming Events at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
  • June 9 : Food Truck Sunday - Benchwarmers Food Truck will be Grilling Out! Featuring grilled burgers, brats, & fried cheese curds!
  • June 23: Food Truck Sunday - Kristi & Sons Food Truck (food item TBA)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Member News

The season has begun!  Farm Members, please refer to your pickup schedules.  In this week's share:
  • Green Simpson Lettuce - x 2 - A double-sized bag of this heirloom spring lettuce!  Simpson lettuce is light green and very delicate.  You'll never see it in a grocery store due to it's delicacy; it's a lettuce that is meant to be enjoyed fresh & local. Great for wilted lettuce salads!
  • Arugula - x 2 - A double-sized bag of arugula!  The arugula harvest this year looks amazing! Large leaves of arugula with a beautiful bright green color. 
  • Radishes - Beautiful "Easter Egg" radishes in a multitude of colors: red, pink, purple, white. The leaves are left attached, and are also edible - try some on a salad, the greens taste similar to the radish root itself.
  • Red Oak Leaf Lettuce - Beautiful light red colored lettuce. Try mixing in several of the greens in this week's share for a beautiful salad of many colors & flavors!
  • Asian Greens Mix - A mix of Mizuna, Tat Soi, and Red Mustard greens. Packs a bit of a peppery flavor, and is nice mixed onto a salad or very lightly stir-fried. Delicious fresh raw or cooked.
  • Spinach - The first spring leaves of spinach! Delicious on a salad.

Our recipe database contains cooking ideas for all the vegetables we grow - link here.
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, Lake Summerset, Durand, IL
  • Booties, Pecatonica, IL
  • Mulligans, Lena, IL 
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
  • Rock City Tap, Rock City, IL
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL
  • Route 20 Bar & Grill,Freeport, IL 
  • Route 75 Bar & Grill, Dakota, IL
  • This Is It Eatery, Freeport, IL
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Thank you & Best Wishes from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays, 1-8 pm, and Sundays 1-5 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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