Bell's Oberon returns Monday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Bell's iconic Oberon hits bar-room taps today.

Bell’s Oberon’s official release is Monday, and several bars and restaurants around across the state are making a big deal about the return of the award-winning wheat beer.

Ashley’s beer bar (338 S. State, Ann Arbor) is one of the few places in southeastern Michigan to tap Oberon on Sunday night at midnight. Representatives from Bell’s Brewery will be present, and there will be a ceremonial crowning of the winner of the King and Queen of Oberon contest (and they get the first pour of the year).

Oberon will be widely available throughout the week beginning Monday. It’s up to you if you want to start early in the morning or wait until the evening, but here’s a rundown of where to get it on Oberon opening day.

Cultivate Coffee and TapHouse, 7 a.m. Mon. 307 N. River, Ypsilanti. (734) 249-8993

HopCat Detroit, 11 a.m. Mon. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828

Slows Bar BQ, 11 a.m. Mon. 2138 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 962-9828. Slows will also serve beer flights 4-8 p.m. on Thursday featuring Oberon, Debs’ Red Firkin, Expedition Stout and others.

Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, 11 a.m. Mon. 316 S. Main, Royal Oak. 9248) 268-1939

Terry’s Terrace, 11 a.m. Mon. 36470 Jefferson, Harrison Township. (586) 463-2671

HopCat Ann Arbor, 11 a.m. Mon. 311 Maynard, Ann Arbor. (734) 436-2875

Ciccarelli’s 22 Sports Bar, 1 p.m. Mon. 46793 Hayes, Shelby Township. (586) 247-2223

Bavarian Inn’s Michigan on Main Bar and Grill, 5 p.m. Mon. 713 S. Main, Frankenmuth. (800) 228-2742