Follow the bear for a Hofmeister giveaway

A short while ago I received an email that had me intrigued the moment I saw the subject line. It was to do with a once-famous beer called Hofmeister.

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Hofmeister beer: It’s back, but it’s not the same.

Regular readers of the blog will know I am something of a homebrewer. Every few months I create a new batch.

Mrs Adams will tell you it’s a hobby that keeps me busy in the garage once the kids are in bed. Added to this, I’ve long been a member of the Campaign For Real Ale.

With this background, I couldn’t ignore the email. I was curious to know more.

Many of you have possibly never heard of Hofmeister. This isn’t surprising as its heyday was in the 1980s and it went out of production in 2003.

In fact, I had never drunk it. It would never have been first on my list as it had a poor reputation and despite the German name, was mass produced in the UK with no German heritage whatsoever.

It was probably most famous for its awful television commercials that featured an actor in a bear’s costume dancing at a disco. It also had a catchy slogan: “For great beer follow the bear.”

That was then, this is now

The email informed me that the Hofmeister name had been revived. It’s been bought by a couple of Brits with a long history in the drinks industry called Richard Longhurst and Spencer Chambers.

Gone are the tins and the awful adverts. Hofmeister is now a bottled beer produced by a small, family brewery on the edge of the Ebersberger Forest in Germany.

Hofmeister, Giveaway

Don’t hassle the Hof. Pour it into a glass and drink it instead.

It’s a helles lager produced under Germany’s purity laws. Roughly speaking, helles translates as light beer and the purity laws mean it can only contain water, hops and barley.

One lucky reader of dadbloguk will win a case of Hofmeister plus a limited edition Hofmeister jacket (competition open to UK-based residents aged 18 and over). I’ll come on to the entry requirements in just a moment.

The only hint at the beer’s background is the “follow the bear” slogan that has been retained. Like the old beer, it has kept a bear on its logo, although the image has been updated.

In a sign the beer has a great future, it has just won an award. Hofmeister took Best Lager at the 2017/18 Beer Awards.

What’s the new Hofmeister like?

When I first tried the beer, it reminded me of some of my homebrewed lagers because it was much less gassy than most well-known, shop-bought or draught equivalents. This was very reassuring as it suggests the beer solely relies on natural ingredients for its fizz.

It has a very light colour and you wouldn’t know from its taste that it was 5% alcohol by volume. It certainly fits the helles description.

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Follow the bubbles. The new Hofmeister has a light colour and is lightly sparkling.

It is also slightly sweet, rather like honey. It isn’t crisp and bitter like, say, rival German beer Warsteiner.

I can’t compare it to the original Hofmeister as I never drank it. I will, however, tell you that it is subtle in taste and less gassy than, say Becks. It is distinctive and I suspect it will quickly gain a much better reputation than Hofmesiter MK1.

Giveaway!
Here is your chance to win a Hofmeister competition bundle

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You could win one of these limited edition Hofmeister jackets and 12 bottles of beer. Taking part is very simple!

You can enter via the Gleam below. The Gleam will give you instructions but essentially all you have to do is leave a comment explaining why you want to try the new Hofmeister or follow Hofmeister on Twitter.

I wish all entrants the very best of luck. Please do enjoy your beer but remember to drink responsibly.

Please note: This giveaway is only open to UK residents aged 18 or over. The winner will be selected at random and notified in person.

Hofmeister limited edition jacket and beer bundle

Disclosure: This is a commissioned post produced in association with Hofmeister.

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256 Comments

  1. clair downham
    October 20, 2017 / 10:11 am

    because it looks yummy and my hubby will love it

  2. iain maciver
    October 20, 2017 / 10:12 am

    never tried it

  3. Zsolt Nagy
    October 20, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Great competition, fingers crossed!😀😍😘

  4. Julie T
    October 20, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I’d love to try it as I like to try beers that I have heard of but have not around to trying yet. I too remember ‘follow the bear’, at the time it seemed an inventive advert and very catchy too, I’m glad to hear that they have kept the bear!

  5. laura stewart
    October 20, 2017 / 10:45 am

    love to try new things looks nice

  6. jon morris
    October 20, 2017 / 10:50 am

    havent had hoff for years but great drink

  7. Karen Watt
    October 20, 2017 / 10:54 am

    This look great

  8. Maggie Norvell
    October 20, 2017 / 11:10 am

    I’m always up for trying a new beer, and I’ve heard this one’s a winner !

  9. CHRISTINE SUTHERLAND
    October 20, 2017 / 11:13 am

    I like trying new beers

  10. tracey hunt
    October 20, 2017 / 11:17 am

    it looks great

  11. Joanne Beale
    October 20, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Would love to try and see whether it tastes like it use to years ago or better

  12. Rachel White
    October 20, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I remember seeing it.. but I was too young at the time to try it ahem” it’d be great to see if the bear is actually worth following

  13. supersonicmike
    October 20, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Never tried this one. Now named as the best lager in the world…..NEED to try it. I’m gonna follow that bear! Haha.

  14. Liam Woodbine
    October 20, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Because. Beer.

  15. Gordon Campbell
    October 20, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I’ll be in a right ‘Hoff’ if I don’t win !

  16. Annabel Greaves
    October 20, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Looks like a great beer

  17. Olly
    October 20, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    THAT JACKET IS THE ONE!

  18. tamsyn
    October 20, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Because it looks amazing, and would love to try it x

  19. October 20, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Can’t beat a good ale. I love testing out new ones all the time. The glass looks a nice glass for it.

  20. Sue Cook
    October 20, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    A teddy bear picnic for grown ups, this would be delightful.

  21. Nikki Hayes
    October 20, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    I have drunk this beer a long time ago and wasn’t impressed – I’d be interested to see how its been improved since the new owners took over the label :o)

  22. joanne Darnell
    October 20, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    looks good

  23. Robert Noble
    October 20, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    I’d love to try Hofmeister Lager just the picture of all those bottles has got my mouth watering

  24. MANDY DOHERTY
    October 20, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Haven’t drunk this for a very long time, would love to see how they’ve improved it and would love that jacket

  25. Michelle Smith
    October 20, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    I love the old hofmeister so I would like to try the new one.

  26. terence mealing
    October 20, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    nice

  27. laura banks
    October 20, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    it looks good and you can’t beat a beer

  28. Adrian Ford
    October 20, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I like to try it

  29. Marc Thomson
    October 20, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Looks nice

  30. Graham Ross
    October 21, 2017 / 6:58 am

    I would love to try the new Hofmeister Lager

  31. Ben Thompson
    October 21, 2017 / 9:12 am

    Alwaya keen to try new beers!

  32. kev banham
    October 21, 2017 / 11:07 am

    love to try looks awesome

  33. Lynn Heath
    October 21, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I would love to try this as I much prefer a light beer and with the hint of honey this sounds delicious

  34. Lisa Miller
    October 21, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Used to drink this in my youth….ah the memories!!!

  35. valerie cooper
    October 21, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    For my son who would love to try

  36. Sheena Batey
    October 21, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    I really enjoy drinking beer and this sounds delicious.

  37. Diana Maxwell
    October 21, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    It’s free……………………….

  38. Lorna Roberts
    October 21, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I’ve been learning German so this is an important cultural experience for me 😉

  39. Julian Norris
    October 21, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    German beer always worth trying, superior quality and taste, so a new award winning one must be excellent.

  40. Fiona
    October 21, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Sounds really nice! Can’t beat a good German beer.

  41. Marco Mazzolini
    October 21, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    I love German beer

  42. Brett Pereira
    October 21, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Bear neccessities for me!

  43. Celso Gomes
    October 21, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    German beer is usually very good and who doesn’t love free beer

  44. Ashley Phillips
    October 21, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    My partner loves trying new beers so would like to win it for him

  45. Carole Nott
    October 21, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    would love to win this – have never tried this variety but it looks good

  46. David Paterson
    October 21, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Anything by Hofmeister is got to be good.

  47. Ashleigh Allan
    October 21, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I love trying new things

  48. Janice Williams
    October 21, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Love to try it

  49. Paul Smith
    October 21, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I remember the original version, but sadly for all the wrong reasons! The new version seems to get good reviews/awards, so would love to see how much better it is than the original.

  50. Rachel Craig
    October 21, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Would be a nice treat to share with family and friends. We have a Birthday to Celebrate :- My nephew’s.

  51. John Jones
    October 21, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I love to try new beers from anywhere! Love the jacket too.

  52. Solange
    October 22, 2017 / 2:27 am

    I like trying new beers.

  53. Darren Mckenzie
    October 22, 2017 / 6:14 am

    I have fond memories of seeing the ads with the bear on TV whilst growing up but was too young at the time to try it. It would be great after almost 35 years to enjoy a cold one.

  54. Peter Saville
    October 22, 2017 / 6:31 am

    Great to try new tastes!

  55. Ren
    October 22, 2017 / 6:54 am

    I would love to win this for hubby as its his favourite and he puts up with a lot from me lol!

  56. Chrissy Harris
    October 22, 2017 / 6:56 am

    I want to win this for my husband as he loves trying new beers and regularly has mini beer festivals with friends to get together and try new ones

  57. Lori Darling
    October 22, 2017 / 7:03 am

    My husband would love to try this beer… Fingers crossed

  58. STUART HARGREAVES
    October 22, 2017 / 7:49 am

    There seems to be a lot of publicity about this beer love to try it

  59. Mark Bradbury
    October 22, 2017 / 8:11 am

    Love trying new beers tried kingfisher for the first time last night.

  60. Laura Jeffs
    October 22, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Because I’m always on the lookout for new beers to try

  61. Jennifer Gardner
    October 22, 2017 / 10:14 am

    German beer is the best, closely followed by Czech beer.

  62. Jacqui Graham
    October 22, 2017 / 10:16 am

    I would love to try as I remember the follow the bear adverts in the 90’s, I used to drink it back then but seemed to go elsewhere, and fell out of love with the brand – I would love to chance to try again. I am so glad it is making a comeback.

  63. Bob Clark
    October 22, 2017 / 10:24 am

    I love all German Beer and this looks great

  64. Carolynn Woodland
    October 22, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Because I love trying new products

  65. Peter Chili Hewitt
    October 22, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I would love to try this as last time it was out I was Bearly old enough to drink

  66. Ritchie Dee
    October 22, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    I love to try new beers.

  67. Helen B
    October 22, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I remember the adverts but never drank it.

  68. Kim Neville
    October 22, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Sounds nice and refreshing. Perfect for my OH’s birthday coming up soon

  69. Lorna Ledger
    October 22, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Tastes fantastic, I love the history of the beer, and it would be nice to share with friends! Cheers!

  70. Kathleen marsden
    October 22, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Simply because I haven’t tried it yet. It sounds good

  71. Chris Michael
    October 22, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I remember the adverts from my childhood (for great lager – follow the bear), and have a soft spot for the brand.

  72. Rob Griffiths
    October 22, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    I love trying out new beers. I also like trying old beers mind…..

  73. joanne torrance
    October 22, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    what a fantastic prize. Would love to win

  74. Al MacInnes
    October 22, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Because it reminds me of my youth

  75. Lorraine Tinsley
    October 22, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    I like trying new things

  76. Michelle Ferguson
    October 22, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I would love to win this for my Dad as he loves german beer having lived there for 30 years.

  77. Lindsay
    October 22, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    This is a new one for me 🙂

  78. Lynne Cavanagh
    October 23, 2017 / 12:15 am

    My hubby would absolutely love this therefore putting me in the good books #win

  79. amy bondoc
    October 23, 2017 / 4:34 am

    sounds great always on the look out for new things to try!

  80. tim poole
    October 23, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Who wouldn’t?

  81. October 23, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    all Hofmeister beer is fantastic tasting why would this be different LOVE IT

  82. Liam Bishop
    October 23, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Heard of it, never tried it. I went to Oktoberfest a few years ago and developed a taste for the German style so this could be good if it’s a bit like Warsteiner!

  83. Jayne Townson
    October 23, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I would to win this so my hubby can try it, as it sounds like something he would really like, thanks.

  84. Deborah Hambleton
    October 23, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    We have our own bar in the conservatory and our parties are legendary – so this would be a welcome addition to our line up!

  85. Brad Start
    October 23, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I’d be interested to see how different (if at all) from the days of “follow the bear”

  86. Caroline Hunter
    October 23, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    If I win this, I know someone who will love the jacket!

  87. Heather Brannan
    October 23, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Beer is the best and i can’t wait to try this one

  88. Matt B
    October 23, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Because I AM the HOFMEISTER!

  89. Rebecca Brown
    October 23, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I’m a real ale fan and I’ve heard some great things about this one!

  90. hannah igoe
    October 23, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Never tried it, would like to!

  91. Gavin Cowell
    October 23, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Because, in my heart, I’ve never stopped following the bear.

  92. Hannah Binley
    October 23, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Because I love trying out different beers and new flavours.

  93. Christine Caple
    October 23, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I would love to win this for my husband to try. He likes to try every beer going!

  94. James Travis
    October 23, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    To try it

  95. fiona waterworth
    October 23, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    you have to try new things in this life, otherwise you die bored

  96. C Philip
    October 23, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    I’m not a beer fan but I would like to win this for my husband as he loves trying new beers.

  97. pete c
    October 23, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    because it sounds like a refreshing drink Id really enjoy

  98. Lisa Brignall
    October 23, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    A cuddle bear, in a jacket, with a beer…..who could resist????

  99. john prendergast
    October 24, 2017 / 12:52 am

    I want to try it because it’s looks a nice crisp flavour beer

  100. ZOE SPINNER
    October 24, 2017 / 2:16 am

    Count me in – sounds ace!!

  101. susan Jenkins
    October 24, 2017 / 5:18 am

    hof reminds me of my youth when i was first able to go out and enjoy a pint of yogi as it was nicknamed

  102. Helen Hodgson
    October 24, 2017 / 6:59 am

    Hofmeister is my hubbies favourite, so I’d love to win so he can try the new brew

  103. October 24, 2017 / 8:02 am

    would be a amazing Christmas treat for me, while the kids get all there gifts x

  104. Yvonne Hickman
    October 24, 2017 / 8:18 am

    My hubby loves to try new beers and this looks like one he would enjoy.

  105. michelle o'neill
    October 24, 2017 / 9:12 am

    my hubby would like to try any new beer lol

  106. Angela Treadway
    October 24, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Would love to win for my partner x

  107. amy fidler
    October 24, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I’d love to try it with my fiance x as we love Beer and have never tried this x

  108. Marc H
    October 24, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I just really love beer.

  109. Susan B
    October 24, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Hofmeister is one of the few beers I actually enjoy. I am thinking about a Christmas treat.

  110. Andrew Petrie
    October 24, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I want to see if it’s as good as the old Hofmeister beer !

  111. Amandeep Sibia
    October 24, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I’ve heard the name but never actually tried it. Would love to give it a taste!

  112. Anthea Holloway
    October 24, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I would like to try it because it is less gassy and sweeter than conventional beers.

  113. Joo Dee
    October 24, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    to be honest, didn’t know Hofmeister was still around! used to love the ‘follow the bear’ campaign, cheers

  114. Suzanne Drummond
    October 24, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    these look very tasty

  115. Judith Allen
    October 24, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I’d taste it, but I’m not a beer fan, my partner would love to try it though.

  116. claire woods
    October 24, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Because I bet it’ll taste nice

  117. Laura Pritchard
    October 24, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    My husband would really enjoy it…plus it’s name reminds me of the Stiffmeister from American Pie!

  118. Jo Carroll
    October 24, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I’d have a last gasp bash at celebrating my very own Oktoberfest 😉

  119. mari sutherland
    October 24, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    It’s beer with a bear! Whats not to like?

  120. JULIE WARD
    October 24, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Remember it years ago, it would be great to take to my sons at xmas. I remember Brew Ten and Stones bitter on draught (yuk) and when a pint cost less than 2 shillings.

  121. Julie Paton
    October 24, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    I vaguely remember this beer from the 90’s, would love to give it another go ( hubby would probably more excited!)

  122. SHIRLEY EVANS
    October 24, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Love trying new beers

  123. francis lee
    October 25, 2017 / 8:49 am

    im trying to win this prize as it would contribute nicely to my planned birthday party coming up in december

  124. Meryl Thomas
    October 25, 2017 / 9:23 am

    My husband loves the taste of Hofmeister

  125. Mike Gerrie
    October 25, 2017 / 9:49 am

    I remember drinking this in the early 90’s as the local pub had a special on and it tasted not that good but it was cheap so it did the trick haha, hopefully the taste has improved so wouldn’t mind giving it a try again

  126. trish
    October 25, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I like this competition 😉

  127. Tom Newfield
    October 25, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I do like to follow the bear

  128. Claire glace
    October 25, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Because im a lover of great beer!

  129. Cornish
    October 25, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    They’ll be the perfect match to my new LSA lager glasses.

  130. Tracey Belcher
    October 25, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I keep trying to follow the bear but need some directions sometimes! A new beer would certainly get me back on track

  131. David Simpson
    October 25, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I love beer but have not tried this so would love to give it a bash

  132. Jenny Barker
    October 25, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    I’m after a beer that doesn’t have that bitter taste something a little sweeter :0)

  133. craig austin
    October 25, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Tastes fantastic

  134. sheri darby
    October 25, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    because I love tasting different beers

  135. Sarah Cuttle
    October 25, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Not tried this beer yet.

  136. Cat Williams
    October 25, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    I’d love to give Hofmeister a try. I love adding to Hubby and I’s drinks list and this sounds fab

  137. mel betteridge
    October 26, 2017 / 1:28 am

    My boyfriend used to love this!!

  138. alice lightning
    October 26, 2017 / 3:02 am

    looks great, heard about, it sounds a very good beer would love to try it so would my 3 boys who also love a good beer (all are over 18)

  139. alice lightning
    October 26, 2017 / 3:05 am

    sounds great me and my 3 boys whom are all over 18 love a good beer

  140. Joseph Jones
    October 26, 2017 / 7:06 am

    Wow love this beer it’s ao refreshing

  141. Christina Palmer
    October 26, 2017 / 8:52 am

    I love to try new things especially when its food or drinks

  142. October 26, 2017 / 8:52 am

    My Dad loves beer so we could have a great time tasting it together x

  143. October 26, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Just being a Bavarian lager is enough to wet my whistle!

  144. purpleshoes
    October 26, 2017 / 10:34 am

    this looks lovely and refreshing, would love to try

  145. Ursula Hunt
    October 26, 2017 / 10:42 am

    To be able to discuss good beer with my husband

  146. Robert Price
    October 26, 2017 / 11:54 am

    The last time I had this was years ago

  147. kim plant
    October 26, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    heard good reviews

  148. Sandra Jo Siddall
    October 26, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    I would love to try the new Hofmeister beer because I haven’t tried as of yet and it does sound like a lovely beer!

  149. Rachael Sexey
    October 26, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    My husband would love this 🍺

  150. October 26, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I would love to win for my Step Dad as he is so hard to buy anything for.

  151. Leila Benhamida
    October 26, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I love to try new brand. I have not tried it yet

  152. Kelly Hirst
    October 26, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Because it would be perfect for my husband and mines Friday beer & crisp tasting nights

  153. Melanie Pennie
    October 26, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I remember this beer as a teenager and would love to try it again 🙂

  154. Stewart Biddle
    October 26, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    I love beer!!!

  155. Kev Cannon
    October 26, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Always happy to try a new beer

  156. Emma Ellams
    October 26, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I’d love to try it as I’ve only recently started drinking lager and I’m really enjoying all the different types. I’m becoming a great taste tester!

  157. steve cooper
    October 26, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Looks like a great beer

  158. Kulwinder Lombardelli
    October 26, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    It looks appetising and of a high standard

  159. Tom Shapcott
    October 26, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Wow this brings back memories, yellow cans , a bear in some funny adverts and tasty beer. Will keep a look out in local supermarkets to grab some

  160. Helen Adams
    October 26, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I love trying new beers

  161. Rowena Wood
    October 26, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    I love trying new things!

  162. Mel Turner
    October 26, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I like a cold glass of beer at the weekend

  163. Marie Rule
    October 26, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I want to win this as my partner loves booze so this prize would be perfect..

  164. Helen Gilbert
    October 26, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    remember it from years ago…..need to refresh my taste buds!

  165. Hazel Rea
    October 26, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    The beer looks fantastic – and my husband would love it. He’s currently painting the lounge and I reckon if I won this I could persuade him to paint the hall as well.

  166. Donna Caldwell
    October 26, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    I love a good tasting German beer

  167. Karen Durrant
    October 26, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    never tried lager so would love to try iy

  168. paul jackson
    October 26, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I’m old enough to have tried the old Hofmeister but didn’t like it. This beer sounds much more to my liking

  169. Phillipa
    October 27, 2017 / 12:48 am

    Because I Want To Look Even Cooler Than I Already Do

  170. Peter C
    October 27, 2017 / 2:41 am

    I’d like to try the new Hoffmeister because from the sounds of your review it might just suit my palate

  171. Kirsty Hosty
    October 27, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Because we like to taste the new flavours

  172. A.E. ADKINS
    October 27, 2017 / 7:44 am

    Love trying different beer

  173. Leigh Shaw
    October 27, 2017 / 8:28 am

    I write 12+ reviews a month for Beer52, so id be happy to do this one too 🙂

  174. Stevie
    October 27, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I’d like to share one with my dad. I think putting the beer in a glass is different and of course, it’s a good 5%.

  175. Teresa Ammon
    October 27, 2017 / 10:23 am

    My other half used to drink the old Hofmeister and I am sure would love to try the new one!

  176. Mary H
    October 27, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Love the bear and the beer. Bah I wish I could crack a beer right now but I think my boss might frown upon it.

  177. October 27, 2017 / 11:14 am

    I know my hubby would love to try it, it looks nice

  178. angela sandhu
    October 27, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I have never tried i, but it would be goof for a saturday evening

  179. Catherine Barton
    October 27, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I would like to give my tastebuds a taste sensation!!

  180. richard umpleby
    October 27, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I’d like to share one with my dad!

  181. Chris Fletcher
    October 27, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    I quite liked the old one, so if this is an improvement then I can’t wait!

  182. tony feighan
    October 27, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    great giveaway

  183. sam macaree
    October 27, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    LIKE TRYING NEW THINGS

  184. Allan Fullarton
    October 27, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Great competition, thanks.

  185. katie w
    October 27, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    love finding new amazing beers

  186. Melanie Burton
    October 27, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    As a beer lover I would love to try this beer as I’ve never tried it!

  187. christine westlake
    October 27, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    hubby would love this

  188. Tim Bain
    October 27, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Ive ot seen this for ages, I used to like Hofmeister

  189. Fiona Johnstone
    October 27, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Looks a good beer. I’d like to try it.

  190. John r
    October 27, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Cos I love German beer & the original was not very nice at all !

  191. Laura Lee
    October 27, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Me and my hubby would love to try it 🙂

  192. Elisabeth Ries
    October 27, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I love trying beer I’ve never tried before. 🙂

  193. Victoria Thurgood
    October 27, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    looks nice would be nice with a good movie

  194. Lisa Wilkinson
    October 27, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    I’d like trying new drinks. See if they can beat my favourites.

  195. jodie1131
    October 27, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    i would love this for hubby, he loves trying new beers and this sounds great

  196. Rachel King
    October 27, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    Because it looks fab!

  197. Adrian Bold
    October 27, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I remember drinking Hoffmesiter when I was a kid 3 decades ago. Follow the bear!
    I didn’t know it was still about / making a comeback. I would love to try it again.

  198. Kristy Brown
    October 27, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    We like a good beer here and I think that hubby would like this as a tipple

  199. Karen Walby
    October 27, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    great prize xx

  200. Diana
    October 27, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    I like beer and never tried this one. Would love to try 🙂

  201. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    October 27, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I do like a good beer, hate wine, hate spirits, but love a good beer – be nice to try this one. Cheers!

  202. Tracy
    October 27, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Myself and my partner like trying new beers and we really like homebrew type beers, so this sounds like we’d love it.

  203. chirag patel
    October 27, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    give my beer tasting buds a new sensation

  204. Troy Easton
    October 27, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    I reminds me of Oktoberfest in Germany!

  205. Troy Easton
    October 27, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    I want to try the new beer because it reminds me of Oktoberfest.

  206. Lynne OConnor
    October 28, 2017 / 12:06 am

    The original was a huge part of my youth. I’d love to try the new version

  207. lauren porter
    October 28, 2017 / 6:03 am

    Hubby would love to try this!

  208. Beverley Cousins
    October 28, 2017 / 7:37 am

    Would be such a fabulous treat for my hubby, he’s always drunk cider, but he has mentioned a few time he’d love a beer…I bet the Hofmeister beer is pure quality and tastes fabulous!

  209. zoe somerfield
    October 28, 2017 / 7:40 am

    I was too young the first time round, love trying new beers etc so this would be great. Thanks for the chance x

  210. Pauline Black
    October 28, 2017 / 7:55 am

    This a brand my husband hasn’t tried! Would love to win this for him

  211. Chris
    October 28, 2017 / 8:24 am

    If you want great lager, follow the bear!

  212. Mandy Betts
    October 28, 2017 / 8:35 am

    My boyfriend would love to try this. Would be great to give it to him as a birthday or Christmas present

  213. marie miles
    October 28, 2017 / 8:46 am

    i like trying new tastes for my palette and this is no exception. id love to try it just for a new taste experience for me and who knows could become my favourite, never know until i try it.

  214. kellyanne mitchell
    October 28, 2017 / 9:19 am

    im here for a good time not a long time!!would love to try something new 🙂

  215. Serena La Pietra
    October 28, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Free beer?? I’m not stupid!!

  216. Diane Sharman
    October 28, 2017 / 10:02 am

    I’ve never tried it and love to try new beers

  217. Emily Hutchinson
    October 28, 2017 / 10:35 am

    i love trying new beers, and old ones.

  218. Ruth Harwood
    October 28, 2017 / 10:49 am

    great for an evening in with my bf watching a movie xx

  219. suzi moore
    October 28, 2017 / 10:59 am

    If it is Hoff it will delicious, as for the jacket Yeehaa i just love it

  220. Vicky Robinson
    October 28, 2017 / 11:04 am

    The story is fascinating and it sounds a much improved brew now that I would love to try and share with my family members (dad and hubby…kids not old enough yet!)

  221. Livlee
    October 28, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Amazing giveaway! Thanks #DadBlogUK 🙂

  222. Charlotte Hoskins
    October 28, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I’d like to try this as it’s slightly sweeter so right up my street!

  223. ElizM
    October 28, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I used to love the follow the bear adverts as a kid – pure nostalgia

  224. Karen Dixon
    October 28, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Cause I love trying new drinks

  225. Rachell Lynch
    October 28, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    i love a good beer and always up for trying new things

  226. Natalie Gillham
    October 28, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I would love to try the new Hofmeister beer because I am always keen to try different German beers as they are usually a very high quality and taste great!

  227. ELLEN DARLINGTON
    October 28, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I love trying out new flavours and this looks yummy!

  228. Annette Oliver
    October 28, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Because it looks just the thing to have on a crisp autumnal evening

  229. adrian price
    October 28, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    IT LOOKS GREAT

  230. Extonred
    October 28, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    A blast from the past

  231. Keith Hunt
    October 28, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    Just the thing for a wild weekend in the wilds of devon

  232. Dave Edwards
    October 28, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Reminds me of being 19 again!!

  233. Josh Gough
    October 28, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    havent had hoff for years but great drink

  234. sue mcdermott
    October 28, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I remember the follow the bear slogan, never tried it back then

  235. Fran H
    October 28, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Because I remember my Dad and Grandpa drinking this in East End boozers when I was little – I was a little bit obsessed with follow the bear! You’ve just made my day with this news 😀

  236. Gloria C
    October 28, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    It’s my hubby’s favourite beer!!

  237. Ian Press
    October 28, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I’d love to try the new stuff, getting great reviews

  238. chris williams
    October 28, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Would love to surprise Hubby it’d bring back great memories from our younger clubbing days.

  239. Sarah Wilson
    October 28, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Because we love trying new beers!

  240. jenny reynolds
    October 28, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    wowser beertastic prize glasses ready fingers crossed xxxxxx

  241. Jessica Hutton
    October 28, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    Simply because I like trying new beers xx

  242. Laura Johns
    October 28, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    Delicious!

  243. Sarah Hutt
    October 28, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    love to win for my hubby as he loves to put his feet up after work with a good bear -beer

  244. Natalie Crossan
    October 28, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Wonderful, absolutely love this xx

  245. Cheryl
    October 28, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I love trying new beer and I’ve not had this one before

  246. Simon Holton
    October 28, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I love to try a new beer.

  247. Dawn Hull
    October 28, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Because my husband drinks beer and this would be a fantastic surprise for him!

  248. Sayeed Rahman
    October 28, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Nice to see the brand reborn and the reviews very positive. As someone who grew up in the 1980’s I still remember the Hofmeister adverts

  249. Angela L Paull
    October 28, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    My fiancé bought a ton of wine back from France but I’m a beer drinker – I need a stash of my own and this looks lush!

  250. ellie spider
    October 28, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I’d love to give it a try as I havent and I am always keen to try new beer 🙂

  251. Kellie Steed
    October 28, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I don’t actually drink, but my husband is a big fan of Hofmeister so I know he would love a chance to try the new one and would love a jacket! So basically, I want to be a cheapskate and win it to put towards his Christmas present lol. Thanks for the great competition.

  252. Jane Gorton
    October 28, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Hubby being born in Germany will love it. Fantastic prize, thank you x

  253. Lisa Pond
    October 28, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    To see if it’s sweet! 🙂