Hof

Hof is the most norther city in Bavaria and one we pass through on our way to neighboring Saxony every time we go to visit my wife’s family.  Sometimes it’s by car but mostly it’s by train and one day, we decided to get off the train and head to the brewery for lunch. It was a bit further than we had hoped and it was a bit of a rush getting back to catch our train but needless to say, I didn’t have much time for photos, hence the shot of me at the train station rather than one of the brewery.

Meinel-Bräu

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Vorstadt 13
95028 Hof
Tel: 09281-141366
www.meinels-bas.eu

Opening hours:
Daily from 8:00

Hof Station 2.2 km

Output: 17000 HL

Founded in 1731, this is a large family business that seems to still be thriving. The restaurant is busy, very much so the day we stopped in and the brewery makes a very full range of beers.

The service was a bit lax for us but we were in a hurry to catch our train so maybe we were a bit testy.  The beer was just okay but the food was great and well-priced.  As you can see, it was a very large plate of food!

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Pork medallions in a rich sauce with their Pils

Beers: Classic Pils, Gold Lager, Dark Lager, Märzen, Mephisto, Weizen, Bio-Festbier Perlenschatz.

Beer calendar:

Absolvinator (Lent)
Blümla (from Easter)
Maibock Maischätzla (from May 1st)
HolladieBierfee – ein Sommernachtstraum (from June while it lasts!)
Konrad und Mariechen (from Corpus Christi)
Körnla (from September)
HolladieBierfee – ein Wintertraum (from October while it lasts!)
Doppelbock hell (October to Christmas)
Weizenbock (October to Christmas)
Hopfenzupfer (from December 6th)
Absolvinatoranstich (Saturday after Ash Wednesday)
Hofer Volksfest (End of July)
Hopfenzupferfest (1st Sunday in September)
Oldtimer-Treffen (1st Sunday in September)
Bockbierfest (Beginning of October)

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