Celebrate Oberon Day in Kalamazoo

March 20, 2023

Oberon Day - the official annual release day of Bell's Brewery's sunshine in a glass and the unofficial first sign of spring in Kalamazoo! Bell’s Oberon Day isn’t just any other day at Bell’s Brewery, it's a day recognized by Michiganders as a state holiday and celebrated by beer lovers across the nation. Join us this year at the Eccentric Cafe as we celebrate 31 years of Oberon Ale.

Scroll below to check out events going on all around Kalamazoo to celebrate Oberon Day as well as hotel packages complete with special Oberon Day welcome bags!

Camp Oberon 2023

Oberon is a wheat ale that embodies everything we love about summer. Brewed with just wheat malt, hops, water and our signature house ale yeast, Oberon has a…

Oberon Day Events:


Bell's Eccentric Cafe: Camp Oberon

March 20 from 10 am - 10 pm  |  Free Admission | 21+ only

This year, Bell’s Brewery is celebrating its Oberon ale debut with Camp Oberon! This is the must-do event to kick off summer that you definitely don't want to miss. Call in sick, take some well-deserved PTO, and save the date for Bell’s Oberon Day!

Camp Oberon roll call begins on March 20 at 10am sharp. In addition to our infamous summer beer, Oberon Day will feature music from Great Lakes Brass and May Erlewine and the Motivations. Stay tuned for more events and details, and we will see you there for the start of summer!


Oberon Variants that will be on tap at the Eccentric Cafe:

  • Oberon
  • Pineapple Jalapeno Oberon
  • Peach Oberon (also released in General Store on 3/23)
  • Blood Orange Oberon (also released in General Store on 3/29)
  • Creamsicle Oberon
  • Watermelon Basil Oberon
  • Chipotle Lime Oberon
  • Fruit Punch Oberon
  • Raspberry Hibiscus Oberon
  • And an extended tap list will be available inside!


Food Specials available on Oberon Day:

  • Oberon brats
  • Popcorn (vegetarian)
  • Pulled Pork with Cherry Hab BBQ
  • Noodle Salad (vegan)
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Chips (vegan)
  • Drunken Tots
  • Veggie Burrito (vegetarian)


Green Top Tavern- Oberon Midnight Keg Tapping Pajama Party

March 19 from 11:55 pm until 2 am March 20 | 21+ only

Oberon is back! Celebrate with a midnight keg tapping in your pajamas at Green Top Tavern.


Oberon Day Donuts at Sweetwater’s Donut Mill

March 20 from 5 am - 8 pm

They’re back! Tie-dye orange and teal orange-flavored donut, covered in teal icing, with a candy orange slice, and pretzel on top.


Revel & Roll West- $2 Pints for Oberon Day

March 20 from 11 am - 7 pm

The wait is finally over! Grab a $2 pint of Oberon to kick off the spring season!


Lunch and Oberon Cocktails at JungleBird

March 20 - 24 from 11 am - 4 pm

First day of Oberon is March 20, which is also the first day of spring and the first day opening for lunch at JungleBird. A trifecta of perfection and excitement! Join us for our Oberon cocktails and the debut of our lunch menu with flavors from the Caribbean Monday thru Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Cocktails available all week while lunch is only available Monday- Friday. 


Oberon Day Monster Milkshake at Cherri’s Chocol’art

March 20 from 11 am - 5 pm

Enjoy an exclusive Oberon Day Monster Milkshake, with a blue rim, cotton candy, a chocolate moon, and a gummy orange slice



Oberon Day Popcorn at Pop City Popcorn

March 20 from 11 am - 6 pm

Get a special orange cream caramel popcorn corn drizzled with blue chocolate.


Oberon Day Bar Crawl

March 20 from 3 pm - 11 pm

Join the group and head around to 8 local favorites around Kalamazoo to enjoy Oberon! No registration necessary, just join in wherever you'd like! The bar crawl group will be at these locations at the times indicated:

3 pm | Hopcat

4 pm | Old Dog Tavern

5 pm | Louie's Trophy House

6 pm | Shakespeare's Pub

7 pm | HighDive Kitchen + Bar

8 pm | LFG Gaming Bar

9 pm | Old Burdick's

10 pm | Green Top Tavern


Oberon Cocktails at JungleBird

March 24 from 6 pm - 8 pm

Join us on Friday, March 24 from 6:00-8:00pm with our friends from Bell's to jump right into spring featuring original Oberon cocktails created by our bar team and tasty bites by Chef Matt!


Countdown to Oberon Day!


Special Oberon Day Hotel Packages