Chrismas Beer Festival Kerstbierfestival

last updated :
07 November 2015

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From 2015 on we will work with online pre-sale tickets only.   
Check our Facebook page for more details about the need fot this solution.  
UPDATE: Saturday is completely sold out! There are no tickets available at the venue. 

O.B.E.R. (Objective Beer tasters Essen Region) organizes its Christmas Beer Festival every year. For two days visitors can taste about 150 Belgian Christmas and winter beers. To let you judge the different brews at best, we use 15 cl tasting glasses. 
Our beer list is regarded as one of the best in the world, with several scoops and interesting gems combined with world classics. This year we'll serve about 150 different bottled beers to taste, including 20 on draught. Hot served Gluhkriek will of course still be available as well. 

At last year's festival about 3000 thirsty Christmas-beer-lovers came to the festival in Essen. And not only from Belgium! We have a very international audience coming from all over the world, counting 37 countries and 18 American States last year!

Also we have made a deal with the landlord of the pub next to the hall. There will be 100 extra seats provided, as well as a couple of simple dishes for a fair price. Our beefstew, cheeses, sausage and soup will still be present in our own kitchen. (So as usual: please do NOT take your own food into the hall or in the café). At the pub will be at least 3 top Christmas Beers too.

Check out our beer list regularly, or join the mailinglist. Just fill in "join Christmas mailing list" on this form, press send, and we'll keep you posted! A first temporary list will be available online the second half of November. 

There will be shuttle bus provided between the Railway Station Essen and the festival for 1€ pp. 

Have you visited previous editions? Please give us your opinion on the festival, so we can make 2015 even more pleasant for you on December 19 and 20.


The Christmas beer festival is an organization by 

Objectieve Bierproevers Essense Regio)

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