Oberon Release Date 2011
I know, even though Oberon is the best wheat beer ever made, it still has nothing to do with fitness in any way what so ever. I’m sorry, but I just couldn’t help but post the release date. Our local paper, the Grand Rapids Press reported, “We contacted Bell’s marketing director Laura Bell and found out the design was inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Southwest Michigan artist Conrad Kaufman took the theme and gave it more of a Michigan feel, according to Bell. Beneath the Oberon logo and date reads: ‘An American wheat ale with the scent and color of a midsummer nights dream.’ If you look closely, you’ll see Oberon, king of the fairies, in the tree.”
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I thought you’d appreciate this post. It sure cheered me up
I had my very first Oberon this weekend. In-laws took us out to Logan’s & when the waitress explained what was on tap she mentioned Oberon. Remembering this post, I piped up & said, “I’ll have one of those.” Then my father-in-law (FIL) piped up & said, “I’ll try one as well.”
Then I started feeling bad b/c I thought to myself, shit my FIL just ordered a beer that he’s never had thinking I must have ordered it b/c it’s good. What if it sucks??? So I immediately told him that I had never had one, the only reason I was ordering one was due to Pete’s recommendation, & if it sucked it was clearly Pete’s fault – not mine.
Thankfully, the beer came & it was good, very good indeed. In fact, I can see myself purchasing more Oberon in the future (near future).
As an added comical side – I managed to get our newborn to fall asleep in my arms whiel we were waiting for our table. Knowing that an immediate wake up would happen if I attempted to put her in her car seat I just kept our little bundle in my arms. We sat, I ordered, the beer arrived, both arms were still occupied w/ said baby. So my wife stuck a straw in my beer & I would periodically lean forward, take a sip, lean back, & watch the amused look of those at our table & surrounding tables!
Lawrence…you just became my hero!
A sad incident occurred at my house last weekend. After we finished grocery shopping I realized my trunk was full. We squeezed the groceries in and I precariously set a 6 pack of Oberon on top of my golf bag in the trunk. We returned home and I intended to slowly open the trunk and grab my beer while my wife could unload the rest of the groceries by herself. I assume she likes that kind of work. My wife however was apparently really eager to unload the groceries. She threw the trunk lid up and I witnessed the horror of my Oberon fall to the cement floor of my garage. One was completely lost. 4 were harmed. Those 4 had lost their seal and I had to drink them immediately. The 6th bottle was unharmed, however, no Oberon gets left behind so I drank that one too. There is now a flower placed on the garage floor for the Oberon that was lost that day.
Let’s all bow our heads for the length of time it would take to drink a refreshing Oberon…