This summer, we're collaborating with Green Acres Farm to spin up some seriously experimental - aka "wacky" or as the hippies say, "far out" - brews with herbs and produce. Keep an eye here, and on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook feeds for photos, information, and tappings. Our first release - Flywheel infused with fresh mint from the farm, as well as lime zest for extra zestiness - was featured at the REAL taste of Chicago, the 2014 Green City Market Chef's BBQ on July 17.

We also purchased a brewery-shared CSA box from the farm. Because this is the internet, we'll take photos of what we're cooking and eating and post them below along with recipes, tips, and beer pairings. 


Mint and lime infusion into Flywheel. We poured this brew at the Green City Market BBQ on July 17th. Everyone drank it all.

Mint and lime infusion into Flywheel. We poured this brew at the Green City Market BBQ on July 17th. Everyone drank it all.

Joel: "...chilled arugula, sorrel and mint soup; strawberry, mint and balsamic jam; sauteed Swiss char with zucchini; Napa slaw... garbanzo bean, goji berry stew."

Joel: "...chilled arugula, sorrel and mint soup; strawberry, mint and balsamic jam; sauteed Swiss char with zucchini; Napa slaw... garbanzo bean, goji berry stew."

Joel: "...roasted roots over sauteed greens; sweet corn and dill puree."

Joel: "...roasted roots over sauteed greens; sweet corn and dill puree."

Tracy: "...radicchio... dusted with fresh thyme and drizzled with olive oil; ready to roast."

Tracy: "...radicchio... dusted with fresh thyme and drizzled with olive oil; ready to roast."

Doug: "...grilled yellow carrots, zucchini, beets, and onions. With grilled portabellas from River Valley Ranch over whole wheat spaghetti with pesto."

Doug: "...grilled yellow carrots, zucchini, beets, and onions. With grilled portabellas from River Valley Ranch over whole wheat spaghetti with pesto."

Joel: "...stew of turnips, spring onion, radish, carrot and corn; tomato jam; wine braised purple asparagus; pickled radish and Persian cucumber.

Joel: "...stew of turnips, spring onion, radish, carrot and corn; tomato jam; wine braised purple asparagus; pickled radish and Persian cucumber.

Doug: "...pesto gnocchi with bruschetta."

Doug: "...pesto gnocchi with bruschetta."

Joel: "...black bean stew; polenta; fried onions; and marinated green peppers."

Joel: "...black bean stew; polenta; fried onions; and marinated green peppers."

Joel: "...sweet potato polenta; sweet corn and green garlic succotash; beer braised spring onions and lambs quarters; pickled radish; balsamic and red wine syrup."

Joel: "...sweet potato polenta; sweet corn and green garlic succotash; beer braised spring onions and lambs quarters; pickled radish; balsamic and red wine syrup."