The first bottled variant of one of Bell’s Brewery, Inc.’s most popular ales to see wider distribution is now shipping.
Mango Oberon is a 5.8 percent ABV American wheat ale brewed with real mango. As the name suggests, the base beer is the Comstock, Mich.-based brewery’s Oberon Ale, which gets its moniker from a character in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and debuted in 2002.
“We have heard from a lot of fans asking for something like this and the response to a small release here in Kalamazoo was incredible,” said Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s Brewery, in a post on the brewery’s website. “Oberon season will be over before you know it, this is a perfect way to celebrate those last bit of summer.”
There have been a large number of Oberon variants since it was first introduced, including Mango Habañero Oberon Ale, Barrel Aged Oberon Ale and Pineapple Habañero Oberon Ale.
According to Bell’s, Mango Oberon will be packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles that are shipping to retailers now.