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Monday, April 9, 2012

You Can Drink Beer in the Morning, You Can Drink Beer in the Night...

Beer #121 Oberon Ale / Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI

Summer has officially unofficially arrived - the Phillies home opener was today.  I've been known to have a pessimistic side when it comes to my sports teams, but seriously, they've looked awful so far.  Plenty of season to go, but unless they figure out a way to hit the ball, all of the pitching in the world isn't going to save them.

You know what they might need?  A tasty, refreshing beer to cheer themselves up.  Allow me to suggest the Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery.  This summer wheat beer pours an effervescent, cloudy, gold color and gives off a light earthy, wheat scent.  The taste is summer in a pint glass - citrus flavors of orange, a mild spicy hop and a clean, crisp finish.  Very enjoyable, particularly as the days are getting longer and warmer.  Truly a great beer, but don't just take my word for it.  Go out and drink this beer!

At a respectable 5.8% ABV, this ale can easily be a go-to option for a tailgate.  Particularly if the Phillies remember how to hit at any point this year.  This awesome summer beer gets a coveted spot in the Top 25 (for now... ) and you have a green light to drink anything this brewery puts out, because everything they produce is top shelf.

Thing to Think About Today:
If we're thinking about Bell's, then we're thinking about the best Bell ever.  Liberty Bell?  Nope.  Ma Bell?  Nope.  Stringer Bell?  Well, yes probably, but I was hoping for some music here.  Therefore, you know I'm talking about Bell Biv DeVoe, people!  BBD (and the rest of the New Edition alumni) were a nice, smooth countermeasure to the West Coast gangsta rap I was heavily into during the high school days.  Really, the only question is which BBD song will help wash away a busy Monday.  Yeah, you know which one we're going with here:

Ah, the 90's.  Good times, good times.  

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