David Bardallis | Contributor
Today, March 29, was Oberon Day, also known in Michigan as the Unofficial Beginning of Summer. Sure, according to the calendar, summer may actually still be months away, but around these parts, when Michigan brewing heavyweight Bell's Brewery releases its wildly popular summer seasonal beer, Oberon Ale, your typical beer-loving Michigander knows it's time to reach for the shorts, Hawaiian shirts and suntan oil.
The good folks atÂ Rave Associates, which distributes Bell's beer to your favorite local watering hole, hosted aÂ 1st Annual Oberon Day Pub CrawlÂ today, and your correspondent happily tagged along for part of the journey. For an idea of what Oberon Day looked like in downtown Ann Arbor,Â click hereÂ for some awesome Facebook action.Â
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