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GVA 23/11/06: O.B.E.R.
valt in deprijzen (+photo's)
behalf of the comittee of OBER and the
kerstbierfestivalteam we will thank you very much for
your visit. We were a little surprised by the mass
interest.Our apologies to all the visitors who had to
wait in the long queue outside. We wish you and your
family a happy christmas with one of the 207 delicious
belgian christmasbeers. Cheers!
O.B.E.R. (Objective Beer tasters Essen Region) organizes its Christmas Beer Festival every
year. For two days visitors can taste about 170 Belgian Christmas and winter
beers. To let you judge the different brews at best, we use 15 cl tasting
glasses. A glass can be obtained for 3 Euro, but if you return it to us when you
leave, you get a full refund. However, lots of glasses are kept as souvenirs.
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 200 different bottled beers to taste,
including 20 on draught. Hot served Gluhkriek will of course still be available as
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!
To deal with
the growth of the festival and to shorten the queue outside
we'll arrange a "fast lane" (snelkassa) where you
can buy a set with a glass, a booklet with tasting notes and
9 tokens for 20€ (preferably exact change). If you still
have your glass from previous years, don't need a booklet or
want less tokens you stil can go to the normal desk and buy
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 on draught too.
Check out our beer list regularly, or join the mailinglist. Just fill in
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 2014 even more pleasant for you
on December 20 and 21.
The Christmas beer
festival is an organization by
Bierproevers Essense Regio)