Today Is Oberon Day

For many, summer has begun, and that’s because Monday was Oberon Day. That’s the day each spring when Kalamazoo’s Bell’s Brewery unleashes its latest batch of Oberon beer on to the world. Brewery Founder Larry Bell tells WSJM News folks get excited when the new batch of Oberon goes public.

“It’s a symbol of the end of winter and the beginning of warmer weather,” Bell said. “When Oberon comes, it’s always just a few days before baseball season. So, we know we’ve survived what can sometimes be a difficult season.

Bell says he always intended Oberon to be a summer brew, saying it’s a light, breezy sort of beer. He tells us Silver Beach Pizza in St. Joseph busted out the Oberon Sunday night as soon as midnight hit, and they went through four kegs through 2 a.m.