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Brewery Reopening 2018

20 months after the fire which affected Bucks Star Brewery, the roof on the building has now been replaced and internal works are taking place to have the brewery reopened for the New Year.

The Founder of the brewery, Datis, says the challenges of the past 20 months have not only served to strengthen the character of the business and it’s offering, but have also revealed how supportive members of the community have been during this time, especially those who have bought into the Growler Swap initiative. This initiative is the first of its kind and means two things: zero waste and fresh, local beer. We very much look forward to seeing customers, old and new, in 2018, and to the brewery becoming a hub of great conversations and memories, and perhaps the start of an important zero-waste movement propelled by Growler Swap and great artisan beers.

The New Year will also see the launch of a separate Growler Swap website which will allow customers to place orders online for same day delivery of fresh beer to their home. Please go to our website to see where you can Swap this month.

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Bucks Star Head Brewer Finalist in SME National Awards

We’re so pleased that our head brewer and founder, Datis, is a finalist amongst other leading Entrepreneurs from around the Country at the SME National Awards, being held at Wembly Stadium on 1st December!

Growler Swap, an innovative, eco-friendly scheme, designed to reduce waste and environmental destruction whilst making purer and better quality beers more accessible to discerning drinkers, is what has set our founder apart and secured him as a finalist in the business awards.

Datis will now be judged amongst many other talented business owners from around the Country, the results of which are to be announced next month. Other super-talented contestants battling for the title of Entrepreneur of the Year, are:

Abi Purser, Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Group

Amanda Murrell, Amanda Murrell Associates Ltd

Angela Steel, Superwellness

Chris Morgan, New Skills Academy

Edward Williams, Elite Swimming Academy

Harjinder Singh, Smarta Healthcare

Nick Thompson, DCSL Software

Paresh Davdra, RationalFX

Peter Smits, Ashbourne Insurance

Pippa Simpson, Atomic Bee Ltd

Robin Williams, Brighter Foods Ltd

Sahaj Kothari, Make in 3D

Tom Warner, Warner Edwards Distillery

More information can be found by visiting: https://www.smenationalbusinessawards.co.uk/finalists-2017

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Importance of Fresh Beer

Professor Charlie Bamforth emphasising the importance of freshness

Professor Charlie Bamforth has described the nine month Best Before dates applied to beers in England as ‘ridiculous’, a view which raises questions about the move to twelve month dates in Australia. Continue reading

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Festival organisers on a mission to…

Festival organisers on a mission to nurture localism, sustainability and well-being, starting in Stony Stratford on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

In the 50th anniversary of the founding of Milton Keynes, Datis Gol, one of the team behind Bucks Festival, said the city needs to become more tuned in to local businesses so it can reduce harm to the environment.

“Fifty years ago, the planners of Milton Keynes Continue reading

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Vacancy for Graduate Trainee Brewer

Graduate Trainee Brewer

Vacancy for a part-time, male or female graduate trainee brewer.

A rare opportunity to work for local, multi award-winning and ecological brewers, Bucks Star Beer. This is an opportunity to be given training and to work in a dynamic environment on flexible terms. Candidates with a background in brewing technology, microbiology, chemistry or engineering will be given preference.

Presentation, hygiene and good communication skills are essential. Role requires candidate to be self-motivated, to use their own initiative and have a versatile approach to work. Must be comfortable speaking with customers and familiarity with the business ethos and core values will place them in good stead.

Please send your cover letter and CV to info@bucksstar.beer

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Bucks Star Receives SME Business Awards

17554307_698195287025088_1559537611494027735_nFrom strength to strength is how Bucks Star’s Founder views the progress of the business despite still waiting for the brewery to be reinstated. It’s been a long journey, but significant progress continues to be made especially with the Growler Swap scheme which formalises the beer growler offering introduced back in 2015. As the brewery is not currently accessible, Continue reading

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Bucks Festival 2017

Once upon a time, before Milton Keynes was the old village of Mideltone. Many years on and we celebrate the town’s 50th Anniversary as Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes is one of Europe’s fastest growing towns and was reported by The Guardian newspaper in 2015, as a town which creates jobs faster than anywhere in the UK. Continue reading