When & Where The Kerstbier-Beer-Festival occurs around Mid December in Essen Belgium it usually occurs the third week in December.
History O.B.E.R stands for Objective Beer-tasters of the Essen Region. It's a foundation of beer-lovers and one of the more than 20 local clubs of the official Belgian confederation of beer-tasters (Zythos vzw)
Getting there There is no international airport in Essen you will need to take a train there after flying into Antwerp international airport here or a train from any European city here.
Belgium Accommodation for Kerstbier
Accommodation Belgium has a great standard of Hostels please click here for cheap accommodation and quality hotels in Essen here.
Expect A crowd of 3000 beer guzzlers from all over the world, over 100 different bootle beers, over 100 different Belgian Winter beers. This beer festival boasts one of the greatest beer lists in the world.