Life In The Mitten–Oberan

What’s Oberan you ask? It’s beer. Actually it’s more than beer, it’s summer beer. West Michigan is blessed with more than it’s fair share of good breweries and lots of them have great summer ales,  but nothing says “Summer’s coming!” like Bell’s Oberan Ale.

It has a bright blue and orange label with a happy yellow sun in the center. In restaurants and bars, it is served with an orange slice. You can’t miss the cases at the store, they are bright blue and are normally stacked in the main aisle, beckoning to you, telling you to be happy because warm weather is on the way. Even if you don’t drink beer, it’s a sure sign that winter is coming to an end.

And guess what. It’s here, in the stores and on tap in local pubs.So raise your glass and celebrate surviving another Michigan winter. It’s almost time to go to the lake. Cheers!