Get ready, Oberon Day is Monday, March 21

Mar 16, 2022 at 6:22 pm
click to enlarge Bell's Oberon, a fan favorite. - Raymond M., Flickr Creative Commons
Raymond M., Flickr Creative Commons
Bell's Oberon, a fan favorite.

Warmer weather in metro Detroit means bar patio hangs, cookouts, and Oberon.

This year’s Oberon Day, where the Bell's Brewery beer officially goes on sale, is happening on Monday, March 21. Several restaurants and bars in metro Detroit will be celebrating with some hosting keg tappings at midnight.

Many consider the release an unofficial signal that Spring is finally here. Oberon’s bright orange and blue label with its funky, smiling sun is a much-welcomed sight after a long winter of seasonal depression.

This is the first time the annual tradition has been celebrated since 2019 when Bell’s Brewery founder Larry Bell retired and sold the company to Australian-based beer company Lion.

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in downtown Kalamazoo will host an Oberon party starting at 11 a.m. on Monday with live music, and an Oberon-inspired food menu. Different flavors of the seasonal fave will also be on tap including a mango habanero Oberon, pineapple Oberon, and cherry Oberon.

HopCat locations in Kalamazoo and Detroit, Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Ann Arbor, and several other bars across metro Detroit will be celebrating Oberon’s release. To find a celebration near you, (or just a place to drink Oberon without all the fuss) you can check out the event schedule on Bell’s Brewery’s website.

Limited release Tropical Oberon, brewed with guava, mango, and passion fruit, will be back this year in mid-April, too.

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