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Goose Island to Release Yermin Mercedes-Inspired Beer Upon Fan Request

Rule 5 Draft, a beer inspired by White Sox slugger Yermin Mercedes’ journey to MLB, will be available in Goose Island’s Taproom on Wednesday.

Yermin Mercedes Rule 5 Draft Beer
Photo: GooseIsland/Twitter

Chicago White Sox slugger Yermin Mercedes has taken the baseball world by storm. Not only have fans taken notice, but brands have as well.

Recently, a White Sox fan tweeted to Goose Island Beer Company that Mercedes needs a beer named after him called “The Rule 5 Draft” to compliment his baseball resume and underdog mentality.

Well, Goose Island continued its player-associated products with the fan-requested beer. Ask and you shall receive…

The Mercedes-inspired beer will be available in Goose Island’s Taproom on Wednesday and while not all specifics have been made public, it is likely going to be a home run. The 7.3% ABV hazy IPA is not only a nod to Yermin’s jersey number, which is 73, it is a symbol of the power of social media and the 28-year-old’s long road to the bigs.

Prediction time: Surely, drinkers will feel like they’ve earned every sip.


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8 months ago

[…] Opening Day roster out of Spring Training, but ever since his hot start to begin the season, “The Yerminator” has become one of the most intriguing players in all of […]

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7 months ago

[…] took the league by storm in the opening weeks of the season, which led him to become a fan and brand favorite, but his cool down has been painful to watch. Between June 1-19, Mercedes is 6-for-49 (.122) with […]

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6 months ago

[…] the opportunity. Further, he has an incredible story and an infectious personality that made him an instant fan favorite not just in Chicago, but around baseball. Hell, there were even posters of him in Denver at the […]

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