Bucks Star Beer – Milton Keynes


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Giving up the job for a dream

One beer brewer who gave up his job in the city is set to release the first ever beer brewed using solar energy as well as feature on the big screen.

Bucks Star brewery Datis Gol inside the brewery that is powered by solar energy

Buck Star Brewery is the brain child of Datis Gol who after two-and-a-half-years of working at Barclays followed his passion and started up his own craft beer company in Stonebridge.

“It all started when I became curious about the difference between the lager you see in shops and that in bars and pubs with ales and proper beers.” Said the 33 year-old.

“Understanding the difference between them two is what aroused curiosity in me and at the time I had left my job in London and returned to Milton Keynes which is my home town.

“After a few months I wasn’t doing anything and became curious about the idea of local beer and started researching and doing courses and learning as much as possible.

“I had the idea of Bucks Star at the moment I became curious about beer.”

Mr Gol, 33, from Walnut Tree had his first business idea back at school when he set up a recording studio at the age of 15.

But after admitting he was probably too immature to run the company he focused on his studies and completed a Law degree at Northampton before finishing a masters at University College London.

One of the key features of the brewing process is the fact that all its energy comes via solar panels on the roof which have been fitted by next door neighbor Envirolution.

He said: “We could be the first microbrewery working on solar panels, I am very eco conscious and I admire those business that take a sustainable view on their business and if you can do it than why not do it?

“There are also incentives, I know the government provide incentives for using solar panels because you get paid for the power you produce but we can use that energy free of charge.

“I try to run the business in a way where we use most energy in the day when it is light and reduce the energy during the evening.

“We have to use a common sense approach, it is fairly simple and straight forward.”

The company is two years old and is almost ready to take its product to market but will also be featuring in a film that is currently in post-production.

Both the beer and owner are also set to feature in an upcoming film created by 2025 Films called 2025 where Datis plays a detective whilst the beer plays itself!

Finally, if you’re curious about the name then here is its origins…

The name of the beer is a combination of Bucks as in Buckinghamshire and the Star was taken as it is used as the name of many craft beers.


Article Featured In One MK  |  Posted: June 20, 2015

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