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December 14 and 15, 2024: Heuvelhal: Essen

presale from September 1.

Belgian Christmas and Winter Beers
December 14 and 15, 2024

Kapelstraat 7

2910 Essen

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O.B.E.R. (Objective Beer tasters Essen Region) organizes its Christmas Beer Festival every year. For two days visitors can taste about 200 Belgian Christmas and winter beers. To let you judge the different brews at best, we use 15 cl tasting glasses.


At the annual Christmas Beer Festival you can enjoy the most extensive range of Belgian Christmas and winter beers. We always do our best to surprise you with even the most exclusive brews from the smallest and most remote breweries. 

We try to serve all Christmas and winter beers brewed in Belgium . 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 well. 


Every year about 2100 thirsty Christmas-beer-lovers come to the festival in Essen to enjoy these delicious brews. And not only from Belgium! We have many international attendees counting about 25 countries and several US States every time!

For both days there is an exclusive online pre-sale via this website. Ticket sales will start on September 1, 2024 at 10AM. Be fast, because they sell out quickly. On Saturday evening from 6 PM you can still pay your entrance at the box office. O.B.E.R. members can reserve a maximum of 4 tickets one month in advance.

The Christmas beer festival now has a reputation as an international top event, a meeting place for beer lovers from all over the world and all over the world. 

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