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Posted on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 : 10:47 a.m.

Scenes from Oberon Day 2010

By David Bardallis


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 at Rave Associates, which distributes Bell's beer to your favorite local watering hole, hosted a 1st Annual Oberon Day Pub Crawl 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, click here for some awesome Facebook action. 

David Bardallis is a freelance writer and editor, blogger, bon vivant and man about town. Visit his Web site,, to engage his services or read his latest. Email your beer-related thoughts to, follow @dbardallis on Twitter or join the "All the Brews Fit to Pint" Facebook page.



Tue, Mar 30, 2010 : 9:46 p.m.

ok I enjoy many of Bell's beers I have been to the brewery and sampled many many good brews but I have to say oberon is poop. I dont know why so many people jump on this bandwagon. maybe its just me and that i like my beer to have flavor but I think oberon is more thing...why cant i comment on the new Paesano post? I have alot to say about that and I cant comment. Please help me out.