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Bucks Star on Collaboration & Localism

Bucks Star on Collaboration & Localism

Bucks Star have been called to give evidence to a Committee at the Council offices in Central Milton Keynes. The evidence is required to show that there is a real prospect of The Suffolk Punch in Heelands being used as an asset of community value; that in fact Bucks Star itself will commit to and invest in the project to realise this asset.

Back in early 2015 the brewery had contemplated opening a freehouse, but it was too soon and a suitable location was not available at the time. However, the Suffolk Punch presents a real and new opportunity, perhaps a bigger one than originally anticipated, but a goal certainly worth working towards.

Bucks Star’s tripartite philosophy focuses on ecology, health and the local community and helping to bring alive The Suffolk Punch under the guise of Bucks Star is absolutely inline with the brewery’s community ethos. There is presently nowhere in Central Milton Keynes championing beers made by all of the local breweries and our founder’s intention has always been to open an establishment which specialises in promoting all of the local producers. Milton Keynes has the perfect CV of local producers with Concrete Cow as the first brewery to setup in recent years and Virtual Orchard as the first cider producer. Bucks Star views itself as an agent of this collaborative movement and an important movement it is.

Bucks Star would like to thank Milton Keynes CAMRA and their Chair David Martin for their support over the past couple of years and to Mr & Mrs Fursdon and others giving evidence to support the local community, at the Council meeting on Monday.

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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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Artisan Beer yet to Peak

The appetite of western cultures for ever more extravagance in material lifestyles may be on the decline ? This is a viewpoint expressed by a high ranking business executive, seated in a global giant.

Steve Howard is Head of Sustainability at IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing superstore, and in speaking to the Guardian newspaper in January 2016 he stated;

“If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings,”

It’s an interesting view from the top at a time when there are increasing pressures in our society to change course. The post war economic model is becoming a rather boring story of conglomeration and stock markets. Fortunes are made by a few, but what about the quality of life of the vast majority of us. Is this measured in “peak stuff”? Continue reading