Visiting & FAQs

Open Hours are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

Location:

4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena, IL, 61048 

Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery features a small on-site tap room/bar, located inside a barn on our farm!  Our brewery is

an authentic "on-the-family-farm" rural experience! 

 

Our taproom features a relaxed, low-key, friendly atmosphere in a beautiful countryside location, with no televisions - just friends, conversation, cards, board games, and great beer!  Our regular taproom features 2 indoor rooms for seating inside our brewery year-round. During the warmer months, you can also enjoy our large outdoor beer garden seating area, and our concrete patio seating.  New in the fall of 2020 is our Greenhouse Seating - a unique farm seating option in a large Greenhouse (not available during very cold weather). 

 

We're always brewing something new - to be among the first to know what is on tap each week, please sign up for our weekly email newsletter.  Our current On Tap menu can also be viewed here.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you offer food?

We offer a small selection of snack foods  -  Cheese & Cracker Trays, Meat & Cheese Trays, various Mustards, Dips, Soft Pretzel Plates, and more.  We also offer a selection of local-made potato chips, cheese popcorn, and a few types of hard pretzels.  We also occasionally host special "Food Days" or Food Trucks, sign up for our email newsletter to keep up to date.

2. Can I bring in my dog?

Sorry, we do not allow dogs inside the brewery building or greenhouse.. 

However, well-behaved dogs are welcome in our outdoor, grass-covered beer garden during the warmer months. Dogs must be kept on a short leash at all times while in our grassy outdoor beer garden.

3. Are children welcome at the brewery with their parents?

Yes, we are a family friendly brewery, but please keep your children with you, seated at your table all times.  Do not allow your child, whatever their age, to wander off without a parent.

4. Do you serve drinks other than your beer, like wine?

Sorry, we only serve the beer  that we make here on site.  Our liquor license does not allow for wine or spirits.  We do sell our house-made root beer as well as cans of soda for those under 21 or non-beer drinkers. ***Carry-in alcohol is prohibited.

5. Do you allow bus groups?

We are not able to accommodate buses or bus groups.

6. Are you open year-round?

Yes, we are open year round.

7. When did you open?
We opened our brewery in 2016.  We began our farm in 2009.  You can read more about our journey on the About Us page.

8. Do you rent out your place for  private events?

Sorry, we do not offer any private events, private parties, weddings, nor rentals of our brewery or farm.

9. Do you sell your farm's organic vegetables to the public?

Sorry, we don't sell our veggies to the public. All of our farm's vegetables, herbs, and fruits are pre-sold to our customers through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, aka Farm Membership Program. You can learn more about it here.

10. Are you open during the week?

We're only open on the weekends. During the weekdays, we're busy making the beer!

Brewery & Taproom Building
Brewery & Taproom Building
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Taproom Picture
Taproom Picture
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Owners - Penny & Nate
Owners - Penny & Nate
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Brewery Back Room Indoor Seating
Brewery Back Room Indoor Seating
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Greenhouse Seating
Greenhouse Seating
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Outdoor Seating
Outdoor Seating
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Greenhouse Seating
Greenhouse Seating
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Beer Flights Wishful Acres
Beer Flights Wishful Acres
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Tap System
Tap System
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