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Kerstbier Fest: A Holiday Treat for all BABS Members


This is one of the special events in December that brings out the holiday spirit in all beer lovers.

Kerstbier Fest, (or Christmas Beer Fest), is a unique holiday tasting experience - - sampling amazing beers from an old world tradition, brewed for the biggest holiday of the year - - - Christmas.

This is the more intimate version of the BevMo Holiday Beer Festival - and features 100% handcrafted European beer to sample.

Held throughout the entire bar (at serving stations), participants pay $25 and receive, a commemorative sampling glass, 4 tokens good for tasting 6 oz. samples, and a sampling card listing the beverages featured at the event.

Here are just a few of the Christmas beers that are featured: 

Blaugies La Moneuse Special Winter
De Ranke Pere Noel
Geants Noel de Geants
Slaapmutske Kertsmutske
De La Senne Equinox
De La Senne Xmas Zinnebir
Struise Tsjeeses
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva
Beer Here Yulewine
Mikkeller From via To
Mikkeller 2011 Santa's Little Helper
Mikkeller Red/White Christmas
Mikkeller Ris a la Male
To Ol Snowball Saison
Haandbryggeriet Nissefar Christmas Ale
Haandbryggeriet Bestefar
Aegir Bryggeri Julebrygg
Oppigards Winter Ale
Dieu du Ciel! Solstice d'Hiver
St Bernardus Chrismas 2011
St Bernardus Chrismas 2010
Carolus Noel 2011
Carolus Noel 2010
St Feuillien Noel
Anchor Chrismas
Achouffe Nice Chouffe
Moonlight Winter Tipple
la rulles Cuve Meilleurs Voeux
Dupont Les Bon Voeux
St Feuillien Speciale

Pere Noel
Bink Winter King
Bink Grand Cru
Xmas Zinnebir
Tsjeeses Reserva
Klein Duimpje Kerstbier
Beer Here Yulewine
Mikkeller To/From/Via
Mikkeller Barrel Aged From Via To
Mikkeller 2011 Santa's Little Helper
Mikkeller Barrel Aged Santa's Little Helper

How to get there: This is a commuter event – so Bus or BART your way over. The Oakland City Center/12th Street Station is just a couple of blocks from the bar.

The Trappist Website:

Come join me for the last beer event in 2011.

Happy Holiday’s!!!


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  • Chip! A.

    Trappist is a great place. Glad I met a few of the great folks in this group. I'm enjoying the seasonal beers.

    December 18, 2011

  • Shawn

    Great people, great beer!

    December 18, 2011

  • Cliff

    Excellent selection of holiday beers, and great group to enjoy them with.

    December 18, 2011

  • Elissa G

    How do we ever choose only 4 among all those options?!

    December 17, 2011

  • Cliff

    Kerstbeir fest starts at 5 PM and runs until the bar closes (and many of the beers are gone.)

    December 17, 2011

  • Cliff

    Street parking is FREE today and next Saturday in downtown Oakland. Also, I'll be pouring a couple of holiday beers at today's event. These are just for BABS members, so make sure you have your sticker.

    December 17, 2011

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