Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meanwhile, here in Michigan on the 25th of March...

we welcome into our home the first Oberon of the season.

Happy Oberon Day to those who enjoy this fantastic brew!

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Oberon lovers gathered at Bell's Brewery Inc. to raise a glass to a seasonal rite: The annual release of kegs of the summer beer. 

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports 51-year-old Brenda Mulder showed up a half hour before Bell's Brewery opened at 9 a.m. Monday to keep her record — three years in a row — of enjoying the first Oberon served at the brewery during its annual release. 

Michigan saw freezing temperatures on Monday. But Mulder says Oberon Day is "a holiday" and makes her feel as if summer is on the way.  Dozens of Oberon kegs are ready to be tapped at the Kalamazoo brewery. The beer is sold seasonally in most markets, but is available year-round in Florida, Arizona and Puerto Rico.

Read more at: www.monroenews.com

For a bunch of us Michiganders it means spring and"opening day" for the Detroit Tigers is quickly approaching.

I'm not a beer drinker...
but I'll find a way to celebrate this special day...

Oberon Beer Bread! 
 A fairly standard beer bread recipe with cheddar cheese and chives added to the mix.
A-freaking-mazing stuff, guys!


(recipe linked above)
(My cupcake above, made with the yummy, citrusy beer)

The cupcakes turned out really soft and moist with just the right amount of sweetness and the perfect accent of orange flavor.

If you like you some beer...and like to try out new recipes and such...I totally recommend checking out the Michigan Beer Blog recipe section.  I'm not even that big of a beer fan and I still want to make everything listed!

That will wrap it up on the release of this product...
(as I have a Red Wings game going into the third period :)

Take care,



Cassam101 said...

I've never heard of this beer but it sounds good.25th is my wedding anniversary so if I lived where you live I'd be celebrating with a bottle.

Cat Lacemaker said...

That beer bread looks gooood. I will have to see about getting that recipe and trying with a few local brews. (Like beer bread, don't like beer. Go figure...)

Chellie said...

Happy anniversary!!! :)

Chellie said...

The first recipe I tried called for a "dark" beer...the dark beer made the bread bitter where as Oberon and a standard Lite beer gave the bread a great balance in flavor. I made beer bread like a fool last summer after I found out how easy it is to whip up. :)