Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it.
At last spring has arrived, bringing song birds, new buds on plants, and those nasty marshmallow "Peeps." But here at Gut Check, we know it's officially spring when Bell's Brewery releases it's acclaimed wheat ale -- "Oberon."
Even though it's technically their summer seasonal, Bell's releases "Oberon" in late March each year to much fanfare. Some bars even celebrated by tapping the beer at midnight on release day (March 24th this year).More »