Welcome back, Hofmeister!

When things that were popular in the 1980s make a comeback, it isn’t always good news. Some fashion choices and musical acts should remain in that decade. This particular return, however, is a very welcome one as far as I’m concerned. If you’re as old as me, you may remember Hofmeister and George the Bear. Well they’re back!

Following a 13-year hiatus, it’s time to follow the bear once more. After such a long hibernation, George must be feeling thoroughly refreshed and that takes us nicely to Hofmeister itself.

Three bottles of Hofmeister.

It has been brought back as a 5% ABV Helles lager. Brewed in Bavaria and in line with the 1516 Reinheitsgebot Beer Purity Law, this is one very refreshing reboot.

It’s clear that great care has been taken to revive the much-loved brand. Indeed, it is produced by a fourth-generation, family-owned brewery on the edge of Ebersberger Forest in Bavaria.

Hofmeister is slow brewed using natural mineral water and locally-grown hops and barley. As well as boasting good quality ingredients, it’s made at a cooler temperature than most other beers. The result is a light and very enjoyable lager with subtle flavours.

A bottle and glass of Hofmeister.

It’s reminiscent of some of the fine beers I enjoyed during my A-Level German exchange to Bavaria. I took all aspects of the trip seriously – well it would have been rude not to show respect to a regional speciality.

It’s great to see Hofmeister back and with a fantastic new taste to boot. In short, it’s a comeback that I will quite literally drink to.

You can buy 12 bottles for £19.99 or 24 for £39.99 and, for a limited time, get free delivery with promo code FTBHOF17 at checkout while 2017 stocks last.

A selection of Hofmeister products.

Here’s your chance to win everything in the picture above. Namely, 12 bottles of Hofmeister, one Party Like a Bear-Varian Jacket (one size), one bottle opener and two pint glasses. Very nice too.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. As always, you can use as many of the entry methods as you like, but please note that you must be a UK resident over 18 years of age. Good luck!

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Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.

91 Comments
  • iain maciver
    November 13, 2017

    I would share this with my son in law

  • Helen Hodgson
    November 13, 2017

    I don’t know if ‘sharing’ would be an option in our house – with my hubby & son I might get a sip !!

  • Ray Dodds
    November 13, 2017

    Share it with my son

  • mick proctor
    November 13, 2017

    share ? nopers

  • Judith Allen
    November 13, 2017

    With my partner. Or at least, I would watch her drink it.

  • Amy Fidler
    November 13, 2017

    My fiance Allan,as he’s a lover of Beer x

  • john prendergast
    November 13, 2017

    when it comes to beer sharing is a no no

  • Sharon Lou Johnson
    November 13, 2017

    i would share with my best mate x

  • Kim Neville
    November 13, 2017

    Would share with my OH

  • Katie
    November 13, 2017

    share with my husband

  • maria blythin
    November 13, 2017

    i would share with my husband x

  • Christina Palmer
    November 13, 2017

    My Hubby and son

  • Sheena Batey
    November 13, 2017

    My husband though sadly I can’t say he’s a bear of a man or called George

  • Sarah Pearce
    November 13, 2017

    i would be sharing with my hubby….if he is extra nice to me!!! lol x

  • Gordon_G
    November 13, 2017

    I’d share it with me and..and…ah I can’t do it! It’s all mine

  • Margaret Clarkson
    November 13, 2017

    My husband.

  • Kristyn Harris
    November 13, 2017

    I would love to share my Hofmeister with Ant and Dec, BUT will probably end up sharing with my lovely hubby instead! lol

  • Tracy Newton
    November 14, 2017

    My dad and husband would be really happy if I shared these with them.

  • Carole Nott
    November 14, 2017

    my best friend – who loves beer

  • Jules Eley
    November 15, 2017

    I would be kind enough to share with my husband.

  • michelle o'neill
    November 16, 2017

    with my husband x

  • Anneka Avery
    November 16, 2017

    I know the girlies and I would be rocking these together! We are off to a 80’s 90’s and 00’s festival next year so could knock a few of these back on one of our get togethers!

  • Tony Metcalfe
    November 16, 2017

    My nephew Michael.

  • Alison Johnson
    November 16, 2017

    My Hubby would love these & he might share with me!

  • sharon catterall
    November 16, 2017

    id share it with my dad because i got my love of beer from him

  • Christine Caple
    November 16, 2017

    I would share with my husband and son

  • Susan B
    November 17, 2017

    My son in law if he hangs my pictures up for me.

  • Nikki Hayes
    November 17, 2017

    I would share with my lovely husband Paul :o)

  • Kev Cannon
    November 17, 2017

    Who would I share my Hoffmeister with? Well, noone of course, The bear is not for sharing 🙂

  • Naomi Buchan
    November 18, 2017

    My dad for sure x

  • Juli Savage
    November 19, 2017

    I would share with my husband and sons

  • cheryl hadfield
    November 19, 2017

    great giveaway

  • Melanie Pennie
    November 19, 2017

    Would have to share with my partner .. couldn’t keep it all to myself …. could I????? 🙂

  • Anthea Holloway
    November 19, 2017

    I would share it with my husband who loves Hofmeister beer!

  • James Travis
    November 19, 2017

    No one

  • sheri Darby
    November 19, 2017

    I would share with my husband

  • Nancy Bradford
    November 19, 2017

    My partner and son and law would have to fight over it lol

  • Tam P
    November 19, 2017

    Elvis Presley and James Dean

  • Amanda Gregory
    November 20, 2017

    Hubby would definitely be sharing this with me.

  • Sam Parkes
    November 20, 2017

    Would share it with the family at Xmas

  • Donna Caldwell
    November 20, 2017

    I’d love to share with my partner

  • Jason Tolliss
    November 20, 2017

    I would share with me, myself and I

  • paul jackson
    November 20, 2017

    my son

  • Kristin Burdsall
    November 20, 2017

    Id share with my other half. Hes just started a new job and is having information overload! It would be nice to be able to share and have a de stress

  • Laura Pritchard
    November 20, 2017

    With my husband!

  • paula cheadle
    November 20, 2017

    I would share with my hubby

  • Adrian Bold
    November 20, 2017

    I’d share them with some mates. I don’t think we’ve had a Hofmeister since the 80’s!

  • melanie stirling
    November 21, 2017

    I’d share it with my husband and sons.

  • Geoff Hibbert
    November 21, 2017

    I never share beer

  • Simon Tinsley
    November 21, 2017

    Share? What is this share you talk of?

  • Jacqui Rankine
    November 21, 2017

    Yes please

  • Chris Hobbs
    November 21, 2017

    with my lodger. We have been housemates for two years and so far so good with sharing beer x

  • Beverley Cousins
    November 21, 2017

    Definitely my hubby and family over christmas

  • Ruth Harwood
    November 21, 2017

    My partner and my best friends xx

  • Jayne Townson
    November 21, 2017

    If I won this lovely prize I would share with my hubby, because he’s a big fan.

  • caroline tokes
    November 21, 2017

    Would have to be my partner

  • Rachael Sexey
    November 21, 2017

    I would share them with my husband

  • Meryl Thomas
    November 21, 2017

    I would share them (reluctantly) with my husband.

  • Heli L
    November 21, 2017

    My other half and friends coming over for Christmas!

  • Sandra Fortune
    November 21, 2017

    I’d give it as a gift to my lovely brother !

  • Rebecca Mercer
    November 21, 2017

    I think it’d probably be asking my partner if he’d share with me lol

  • Joanne Beale
    November 21, 2017

    Would love to win and share with my husband

  • Ray Becker
    November 21, 2017

    Me myself & I

  • Miss Tracy Hanson
    November 21, 2017

    Our next-door neighbour who will give you hand to do anything even though he works long hours as a nurse BUT will not accept any payment unless it’s food/drink related. We are always baking and make him something when we do, so this would be lovely to share with him.

  • Alison
    November 21, 2017

    I would share this with my sons and my sister

  • zoe somerfield
    November 21, 2017

    Sorry, no sharing. Mine all mine!

  • Mandy Betts
    November 21, 2017

    My boyfriend

  • Paula T
    November 21, 2017

    I’d give it all to my husband coz I’m a good wife like that 😀

  • Kirsty Hosty
    November 21, 2017

    My father in law to be

  • Eve H Ogden
    November 21, 2017

    Hubby for our wedding anniversary on thurs

  • carla carthy
    November 21, 2017

    I would share with hubby 🙂 thanks for the chance 🙂

  • Claire Nelson
    November 21, 2017

    With my husband

  • Simone Griffin
    November 21, 2017

    With my partner x

  • Jessica Barber
    November 21, 2017

    My besties!!

  • M Allen
    November 21, 2017

    Share? pfffft.

  • Clare Hubbard
    November 21, 2017

    My husband 🙂

  • Rebecca Phillips
    November 21, 2017

    My boyfriend – he’d love this!

  • Jo Hutchings
    November 21, 2017

    I wouldn’t share it at all – I’d give it all to my husband.

  • Chris Bull
    November 21, 2017

    My hubby

  • Amy Jo McLellan
    November 21, 2017

    My Dad for sure! 🙂

  • Lisa Mcalley
    November 21, 2017

    Oh it would have to be my uncle as he has been amazing and been here for my 3 kids all year after we were in a bad car accident while in a taxi, i couldnt have got thru it without him

  • Melissa Lee
    November 21, 2017

    My other half Sean would love if I won this, so I’d share with him

  • Natalie Crossan
    November 21, 2017

    With my best friend 😀 xxx

  • Elaine Livingstone
    November 21, 2017

    family over the Christmas period

  • Fiona jk42
    November 21, 2017

    I’d share this with my son and his mates

  • Diane Duggan
    November 21, 2017

    I would share it with my dad.

  • Andrea F
    November 21, 2017

    My fab hard working husband

  • Lindsey Martin
    November 21, 2017

    I would give this prize to my Husband. He went to the German Beer festival in September and spent most of the time drinking this beer. He’d be well chuffed!

  • Kel (@MoolBoots)
    November 21, 2017

    I would share with my friends on girls night!

  • Sarah Addey
    November 21, 2017

    My partner:-)

  • Rachel Craig
    November 21, 2017

    Family and friends.

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