Wednesday, May 4, 2011

JMurls Microbrew and Fantasy Insight of the Week

JMurl's Microbrew of the Week

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Brewed by: Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company/Chippewa Falls, WI

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Abv: 4.2%

Completely cloudy, lemon colored body capped by two fingers of bubbly off-white head that leaves no lacing...resembles a piece of lemon meringue pie in a glass ...lots of sweet lemon aroma over a weak whiff of beer...flavor of crisp and candied lemons over a mild wheat backbone...4 out of 5 burps

Rating system:

5 burps- The cream of the crop...your taste buds will thank you
4 burps- Good brew, but not the crème de la crème that would get 5 burps
3 burps- Okay, but “I'm not a big fan” and its got alcohol in it, so I'll drink it
2 burps- “Do you have any Bud Light instead of this?”
1 burp-   This brew sucks so bad, it make you want to run to the closest AA meeting

Start Em':
Justin Smoak (Mariners-1B) ...Had an 11 game hit streak going until it was snapped last night at Boston when he went 0-for-4...during the streak he was went 14-for-39 (.359) with four homers and 15 RBI...only owned in 34% of Yahoo leagues....snatch him up if he is still available....
Fernando Salas (Cardinals-RP) ...Tony LaRussa has gone with “Closer by Committee” so far this season with Boggs, Snachez, and now Salas in the mix...Salas must be Tony's favorite right now, because he has been called upon to close 3 out of the last 4 games resulting in 2 saves...
Matt Wieters (Orioles-OF)  ...Has hit 11 RBIs in the last 10 games...only 4 HR on the season, but his OBP is .319 to go along with 5 doubles on the year...find him a spot in your OF or utility position...
Sit Em':
Adam Dunn(White Sox-1B) the middle of a 5-for-31 slump (.171 season average) and has only hit 3 HR and 2 doubles on the season...also is ranked 11th in MLB for strikeouts (31 whiffs)...
Sean Rodriquez(Rays-2B)  ...after an impressive 2010 in only a part-time role, many thought he continue the trend and take advantage of Evan Longoria being out...batting .214 with only 1 HR and Longoria is due back this week...
Madison Bumgarner (Giants-P)  ...after his first five outings in 2011, his record was 0-3 with a 7.79 ERA...his last outing showed signs of improvement, but he still not get the win giving up only 1 run and 5 hits through 6 innings (his longest outing to date)...keep him on your bench until he completely turns it around and we see the Madison of 2010...


  1. I was skeptical about this brew, but I had it last summer.I tossed down like 6 of these and then had the Fruit Loop smelling Sunset Wheat and I was pleasantly surprised how good it was!

  2. Its very easy to slam down 6 of those, especially on a hot summer day....

  3. Perfect summer brew...Only wish it was available year round