Bell's Brewery announces release date for Oberon, Double Two Hearted & more

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by ESHBG, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (231) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Digging the look of the Oberon mini keg!
  2. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (459) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    I had Larry's Latest Flamingo last night and was extremely blown away by this one. If you are a fan of huge, fruit-forward sours... Pick it up!

    The passionfruit and mango notes were stunning. Puree like. Perfect amount of souring, well executed. I am for sure going to the store to find at least two six packs of this one. I would love if this was available in summer though… Sitting on the deck in the sun with this beer would be awesome.

    Well done Bells…
  3. wspscott

    wspscott Champion (856) May 25, 2006 Kentucky

    Double Two Hearted sounds awesome and dangerous, can't wait
  4. zid

    zid Savant (955) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    I didn't care for it for that very reason... but glancing at it's numbers on BeerAdvocate, I'm clearly in the extreme minority of expressed opinions. I had their Lampshade Party IPA on draft on Friday and really enjoyed that... much more than the draft Double Two Hearted I've had in the past... but I look forward to giving Double Two Hearted another chance in bottles.

    It's too bad that Consecrator will be a General Store release since I was just craving that beer last week.

    The "Leaves of Grass" series is very nice news. According to Larry Bell:

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  5. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,323) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Double Two Hearted sounds great, hopefully we see it here as I'm a huge fan of regular TH.

    I dunno, I never "got" Oberon that much.
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  6. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,126) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Since coming to Massachusetts recently, I've tried 4 of their beers and Oberon might be the only one I "get".
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  7. premierpro

    premierpro Aspirant (241) Mar 21, 2009 Michigan

    I enjoy an Oberon here and there on draft. A nice beer for a hot day!
  8. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (609) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    I “got” Two Hearted & Oberon quickly. And enjoy Hopslam for a few pints too, now that it’s available in the NE.

    I can see how all can be off-putting to some, though.
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  9. core42

    core42 Zealot (515) May 5, 2010 Michigan

    Oberon is a transcendent beer here in MI as that's often the gateway craft beer for most college students. It's also an event whereas Oberon is available year round to most of the country, in the Midwest it's a summer beer so the release signals the start of Spring into summer. I used to love Oberon but now I usually have one or two on release day then drink my yearly mini keg & that's it for me
  10. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,323) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    It's a summer beer here too, I just always thought it was just "ok" and nothing else while others look forward to it each year. Now that you say it's a gateway beer for college students I sort of get it a bit more.
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  11. stevepat

    stevepat Devotee (451) Mar 12, 2013 California

    it seems to trade largely in it's associations with the start of summer and being part of a sort of rite of passage into adulthood/gateway beer. @core42 nailed it. But it is also just 'ok'. I suppose if you like the style it's alright but I still don't fully get the love until I remember the pain of michigan winter and the joy that any hint of spring can bring
  12. Obsidian81

    Obsidian81 Initiate (35) Mar 3, 2016 Illinois

    I used to be a huge Two-Hearted fan a few years ago and used to long for a chance to try the double version. I still like TH, but my palate has changed. With that said, if I see a single bottle of DTH, I will definitely pick it up.
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  13. JohnCJr

    JohnCJr Initiate (70) Jul 9, 2013 Kentucky

    I’m very disappointed to read Consecrator won’t be released nationally this year. I’m a bock lover, and Bell’s brews one of the best. Could someone from the brewery shed some light on this decision? I’d like to know if this is just a one year suspension (perhaps because Fat Tuesday falls much later this year), and if they are planning to resume distribution next year. Looking at my schedule to see if I can fit in a quick road trip to Kalamazoo in March.
  14. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (231) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Around here unfortunately because of the price ($19.99/sixer) it didn't sell well at all and we have access to a much cheaper alternative, Troegenator, year round (and also some other seasonals).
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  15. Claude-Irishman

    Claude-Irishman Zealot (560) Jun 4, 2015 New Jersey

    Does anyone else feel sort of put off by the two-hearted ale label? Something about a fish with two hearts is not something pleasant.
  16. stevepat

    stevepat Devotee (451) Mar 12, 2013 California

    the two hearted river is an esteemed fishing river, I think for trout. The fish are in the two hearted, the two hearts are not in a fish
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  17. Claude-Irishman

    Claude-Irishman Zealot (560) Jun 4, 2015 New Jersey

    No this particular trout literally has two hearts, I am not kidding- Google it
  18. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (231) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Not even a little, just as a label with a cow on it doesn't bother me because it has four distinct stomachs from one. To each their own but internal biology sounds like an odd thing to be bothered by.
  19. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,274) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    While trout have two hearts, the beer was named after the river.
  20. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (3,748) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota