we welcome into our home the first Oberon of the season.
Happy Oberon Day to those who enjoy this fantastic brew!
An American wheat ale made with European ingredients. Belgium wheat malt and Czech Saaz hops provide a spicy, fruity balance to this seasonal ale. (Formerly known as Solsun)
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 :)