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Saving your health and the planet one beer at a time

Saving your health and the planet one beer at a time:

Why do we see ourselves as pioneers? Because when we started our recipe development back in 2013, we made a decision to build our business on clearly-thought out philosophy, focusing on (1) investing in the local community (2) doing business with ecological values and goals in mind and (3) creating a pure beer whilst appreciating the importance of good health.

Today in the Guardian Newspaper, it was highlighted that teenagers consuming a bathtub of sugary drinks a year risk their health to cancer. Cancer Research UK has urged the government to do more to improve children’s diets. Some children, between the ages of four and 10, are even consuming as much as two baths full of sugary drinks. CRUK say “There is an urgent need to further reduce children’s intake of sugary drinks” and are offering their full backing behind government proposals to introduce a sugar tax, an initiative already driven by chef Jamie Oliver. However, our addiction to sugar starts much earlier in our lives when besides natural breast-feeding, babies are fed instant formula milk. Plain cow’s milk is unsuited for infants which is why it undergoes processing to be made into infant formula. Part of this processing involves the addition of carbohydrates such as sucrose and glucose and modified starches.

Our philosophy has always been to keep our beers as pure as possible, using organic base malt, strictly avoiding the use of added sugars and syrups, and keeping our beers unfiltered and unfined (no isinglass) which has an added probiotic health benefit. Furthermore, our Growler Swap scheme is the most ecologically sound beverage packaging solution, which means you’ll be saving the planet one beer at a time.

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Growler Swap; Bucks Star pioneers the beer growler movement since 2015!

Pioneering the beer growler movement in Buckinghamshire since 2015

As leaders of the beer growler movement in Buckinghamshire and producing beer in its purest form, Bucks Star are pleased to see other breweries and outlets following the trend. As the first ecologically-minded brewery in the Country, we will be further investing to introduce Growler Swap, a scheme where customers will be able to swap their Eco Growlers for refills at various locations around Milton Keynes. We’re pleased that others now see the potential in this idea and will be following in our footsteps.

We have completed our full range of beers which will be available once the Growler Swap scheme has been launched. For those of you who may not be familiar with our beer growlers, they are high quality reusable glass vessels. Please spread the word and come back for further updates!

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This. Isn’t. Lager…. Or is it!

Pilsner is a pale lager which takes its name from the city of Pilsen, a city today located in the Czech Republic. Pilsner beers have influenced many of the beers produced around the world today. Bucks Star are planning to release their own version of a Pilsner-type beer in commemoration of MK’s 50th birthday in 2017, giving the name Mideltone Pils to this new beer. Milton Keynes took its name from the ancient village of Milton Keynes, but the village already had a name during the Saxon period and appears in the Domesday book as Mideltone, hence the name Mideltone Pils for Bucks Star’s 3rd beer in the range.

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The Fight for Real Ale – Milton Keynes CAMRA

The following article has been taken from Beer Moos which is a quarterly publication of the Milton Keynes and North Bucks Branch of CAMRA.

Having attended a most worthwhile CAMRA Revitalisation meeting in Milton Keynes it is my privilege as Editor of Beer Moos to inflict on you my own tuppence-ha’penny worth on the issues facing CAMRA at 40.

Prominent amongst which I think is complacency. Most CAMRA members do very little actively to support our Campaign, and many cask ale drinkers don’t bother to join us, because, looking at rising cask ale sales and rows of handpumps adorning lots of pubs, they think we have won the fight to save Real Ale and so CAMRA’s game is now over. Continue reading

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Celebrating with first beer in two years

British Paralympian Andy Lewis won gold in the men’s PT2 Triathlon and says he will be celebrating his victory with his first beer in two years.  Andy Lewis may not have waited two years before his first pint had he known about the benefits of Bucks Star’s real ale. Nonetheless, a great achievement he has made as well as a perfect choice of celebratory drink. Continue reading

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From Barclay’s to BucksStar

From Barclay’s Bank to Brewing Beer – Take a look around this ex law student’s brewery. If you have ever wondered how beer is made we have got local brewer and founder of Buck Star Datis Gol to show us around his brewery just outside of Wolverton.

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