April Dirty Thirty Day 14 – Bell’s Oberon Ale

The weekend got me a little sidetracked but I still had one new craft beer a night and reviewed it (just didn’t get around to posting it).

Sunday’s April Dirty Thirty beer was…

Bell's Oberon Ale

Bell’s Oberon Ale

Bell’s Oberon Ale

Critical Information:

  • 5.8% ABV
  • Summer Seasonal

My Experience:


Poured from bottle into pint glass. It has a hazy, golden-yellow color with a white foam head that disappears quickly. There’s a fair amount of bubbles that work their way to the top of the beer.


I think I get just some malt and cloves. It is very subtle.


Fresh, even blend of malt and hops. No strong flavors here but it’s consistently flavorful. There’s a slight bit of cloves and nuttiness.


Burger with bacon and swiss. Need I say more?
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April Dirty Thirty Schedule 4/8 – 4/13

Here is what’s on tap this week for the April Dirty Thirty project:

Monday 4/8 – Laughing Dog Brewing IPA

Tuesday 4/9 Long Trail Pollenator

Wednesday 4/10 – Shipyard Export

Thursday 4/11 – 21st Amendment Sneak Attack

Friday 4/12 – DuClaw Euforia

Saturday 4/13 – Bell’s Oberon

One new beer a night. Review it. Share it. All April long. Grow your beer knowledge!

Hoppy Birthday and Happy Home Conclusions

Picture of Birthday Cake

Hoppy Birthday Cake

Saturday my wife and I hosted our first event in our new home we called Hoppy Birthday and Happy Home. It was a great success that I could have never pulled off alone. My wife spent the two previous days prepping and cooking while I kept worrying if we had enough beer (which we did).

The Beers:

Buckets filled with craft beer

Craft beer was not at a shortage

  • New Belgium Trippel
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Bell’s Winter White Ale
  • Leffe Blond
  • Blue Point Toasted Lager
  • Brooklyn Lager
  • Anchor Steam Beer
  • Port City Monumental IPA
  • Stone IPA
  • Breckenridge Lucky U IPA
  • Troegs Java Head Stout
  • Bold Rock Virginia Apple Cider
  • Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen
  • Port City Optimal Wit

The Food:

Countertop full of food

No one left hungry

  • Beer Bread made with Leffe Blond
  • Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Dip made with Breckenridge Lucky U IPA
  • Buffalo Chicken Bites made with Stone IPA
  • Praline Bacon with stout coating made with Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Egg Rolls
  • Cheddar and Cottage Mac & Cheese
  • And more!


Hosting always makes me anxious but this went off without a hitch. I’m excited to host more and have some good ideas for next time.