Oberon Mini Keg

Michigan's beloved Oberon is back, and this time it comes in a convenient mini keg size. As we eagerly anticipate the start of Oberon season, enthusiasts across the state are gearing up to enjoy this refreshing wheat ale in a whole new way.

The Oberon Mini Keg is the perfect companion for those who appreciate the convenience and versatility of a smaller keg. With its compact size, it's easier than ever to transport and store this delightful brew. Whether you're planning a picnic, a backyard barbecue, or simply want to enjoy a cold Oberon in the comfort of your own home, the mini keg is the way to go.

But how long can you store an Oberon Mini Keg? While the official recommendation is to finish it within 24-48 hours, you can store it longer if necessary. If you choose to extend its shelf life, make sure to keep it refrigerated and close the top vent between pours. However, it's important to note that the longer you store it, the more the carbonation may suffer. So, for the best experience, it's best to enjoy it sooner rather than later.

For those unfamiliar with Oberon Ale, let's take a moment to appreciate its significance. This wheat ale has become a staple of Michigan, so much so that Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed March 21 as Oberon Day in honor of its 30th anniversary. Every year, Bell's Brewery celebrates Oberon's return with a festive event near the end of March, coinciding with the arrival of spring.

What sets Oberon Ale apart is its distinctive flavor profile. It boasts a smooth and balanced taste with hints of citrus and spice, making it a refreshing choice for beer lovers. Whether you're sipping it on a warm summer day or enjoying it during a cozy evening, Oberon never fails to deliver a satisfying drinking experience.

Now, let's address a common question that often arises: has the recipe for Oberon changed this year? The answer is no. Bell's Brewery has not made any alterations to the beloved Oberon recipe for 2022. So, rest assured that you can expect the same delicious taste and quality that you've come to know and love.

As we embrace the arrival of spring, Oberon Mini Kegs offer a delightful way to enjoy this iconic Michigan brew. So, whether you're a long-time Oberon enthusiast or new to the world of , don't miss out on the opportunity to savor the flavors of Oberon in a convenient and portable package. Cheers to another great Oberon season!

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Is Oberon Still Seasonal?

Oberon Ale is still considered a seasonal beer. It is typically available from March to September, which is often referred to as Oberon season. During this time, beer enthusiasts and fans of Bell's Brewery look forward to the release of Oberon Ale each year. Governor Gretchen Whitmer even proclaimed March 21 as Oberon Day in Michigan to celebrate the beer's 30th anniversary. As a staple of Michigan, Oberon Ale has gained a loyal following and is eagerly anticipated by many. However, outside of the March to September timeframe, Oberon Ale is not usually available, making it a limited-time offering. This seasonal availability adds to the excitement and popularity of Oberon Ale among beer enthusiasts


The Oberon mini keg for 2022 is a highly anticipated seasonal offering from Bell's Brewery. With its refreshing wheat ale flavor and limited availability between March and September, it has become a beloved tradition for beer enthusiasts in Michigan and beyond.

It is important to note that the mini keg is best enjoyed within 24-48 hours to ensure optimal carbonation and taste. While it may be possible to store the keg for longer periods, refrigeration and keeping the top vent closed between pours are recommended to maintain the quality of the beer.

As for any concerns about recipe changes, Bell's Brewery has confirmed that there have been no alterations to the Oberon recipe this year and no plans for future modifications. This reassures fans that they can expect the same delicious and consistent flavor that they have come to love.

The Oberon mini keg for 2022 promises to be a delightful addition to any spring or summer gathering. Whether you're celebrating Oberon Day or simply looking to enjoy a refreshing wheat ale, this limited-edition keg is sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you eagerly anticipating the next Oberon season.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.