MK Biergarten Beer Van

by MK Biergarten in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

MK Biergarten Beer Van
We did it
On 11th December 2017 we successfully raised £5,550 with 63 supporters in 28 days

Help us to raise money for an MK Biergarten mobile beer van in return for some awesome beer-y rewards.

by MK Biergarten in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

New stretch target

Thank you so much for the fantastic response! Now help us to invest a little more money in the van. We've got our sights set on shiny taps, a newer van and a cider set up. Let's get this baby on the road!


The MK Biergarten is an award-winning micro pub and craft beer bottle shop located in north Milton Keynes. We sell local, national and international beer to drink in and take away and pride ourselves on our excellent beer selection and friendly atmosphere. 

This year, the Biergarten has run a mobile bar at an increasing number of events in Beds, Bucks and Oxfordshire. We currently operate out of a gazebo, but this is hard on our equipment as well as the member of staff who has to run the events. We are now at a stage where we feel that a beer van would be an excellent investment and hope that our will support us with our development!

We are currently planning to purchase a second hand Ford Transit Connect  (or similar), which has got enough space for three kegs, a cask and potentially a little can fridge. After a little makeover, the van would have four taps on the outside, a marquee and a pull out bar in front of the van. We are hoping to print the Biergarten logo on one side and a local beer map (designed by Cute Maps) on the other side. 

Our crowdfunder campaign will hopefully be an excellent opportunity for you to reward yourself with some rare Christmas presents, either for yourself or a friend! The first rewards are available just in time for Christmas and we are hoping that the van itself will be on the road by spring 2018.

If you have any questions about the van or would like to book us for 2018 please get in touch via info@mkbiergarten.co.uk. Thanks for your support and cheers!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

A big Thanks

A big thanks for pledging and your name on the beer van!

£15 or more

4 of 20 claimed

Christmas Card

Get a personalised beer-y Christmas card from the wonderful 'Ally Made This'. We'll also throw in a bottle of local beer for your lucky recipient! Email us your name at info@mkbiergarten.co.uk. Pick up at Biergarten week 18th December onward. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£20 or more

13 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

'Launch party': Join us for our van launch party at Biergarten! Meet the van, get to know the team and check out our new mobile offer! We will premier a special van beer from a local brewery and one of those will have your name on it! We'll also provide free nibbles all evening. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

'A beer geek's Christmas': We pick six mixed beers for the beer lover in your life and beautifully wrap them with tasting notes and a little extra treat. Pick up at Biergarten week 18th December onward. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£40 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Beer Novice induction evening

This is the present for a non-beer friend in your life! The £40 covers tickets for both you and an evening at the Biergarten (Monday in January). We'll talk you through the background of beer brewing in general and will guide you through four tasters. Nibbles and 'Beer School' certificate included! Your name will also go on the beer van.

£50 or more

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Personalised Crate

Get your own personalised wooden beer crate with the Biergarten logo and your name. The crate fits 8 beers and is of course re-usable. Perfect to carry those shop beers or to use for your Bierbox subscription! Available January 2018. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£50 or more

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Be a Beer Elf

Have you ever fancied free reign over over wholesale lists? For £50, you will meet with Franzi to put together a Biergarten pallet order from one of our wholesale supply lists. When the beer arrives, you get to pick three bottles (of a shop value of up to £20 between the three) to take home. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£60 or more

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£60 Reward

'Magic Beer Tour': We take you on a Magical Beer tour around Milton Keynes! On Saturday the 24th of February at midday, we'll pick you up at Biergarten with a minibus and take you to Leighton Buzzard Brewing, Hornes, Concrete Cow and Blackened Sun to meet the brewers. There'll be a pint and some nibbles and the day will end in Biergarten where you'll also get your first pint on the house. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£60 or more

Cycling Jersey

Stony Beer Bear and MK Biergarten have commissioned our own cycling jerseys! They have the Biergarten logo on front and back, with the Beer Bear as a smaller pattern all around. The jerseys have pockets at the back and an invisible zip at the front (unlike the mock up in the photo!). Pick up at Biergarten. Your name will also go on the van!

£100 or more

Put your brewery on the map!

This is a reward exclusively for breweries. We are planning to print a map of all local breweries onto the van and hope that you will support us with a contribution of £100. The name and location of your brewery will travel around with us- and we'll make an effort to buy beer from you as an extra 'thank you'!

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

'Event VIP': We'll give you a magic card which entitles you to unlimited free beer at any public event the Biergarten vans pops up in 2018. (That said, legally we are unable to serve you if you are drunk.) We are currently planning at least 20 public events with more in the pipeline. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£150 or more

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Brew with Blackened Sun

Milton Keynes' newest brewery is supporting us with a very special day: Meet brewer Gary at the brewery and help him brew his latest creation! At the end of the day, you get to take home a mixed case of 24 bottles and a T Shirt. What's not to like?! Of course your name will also go on the van!

£150 or more

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Get your own Van Cans!

We are delighted to work with Concrete Cow Brewery, who have offered to brew a special van beer for our opening party! On a day that suits both you and the brewer, you visit the brewery and help to can our beer- and get to take home plenty of your canned, beer, too! Your name will go on the can art work as 'Head Canner' and of course your name will go on the van, too.

£200 or more

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Party at Home

We come to your home or place of work and organise an evening of beer tasting for you and nine of your friends. You get to try five beers each and we'll talk you through the selection and background of the beers. MK postcodes only. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£200 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Bierclub Regular

Bierclub takes place at the Biergarten on the second Monday of every month at 7pm. There is a guided tasting of six beers, some beer chat and snacks. Become a regular by taking out a 2018 subscription to our event! Your name will also go on the van.

£300 or more

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£300 Reward

'A beer a day': Pledging for this reward will give you access to a beer a day for a year! On any day we are open (Tue-Sun), you will have the right to a free pint (<5%) or a half (>5%) from our taps for one year! Pints need to be claimed on the day and are not transferable. Starts January 2018. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£350 or more

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Bierbox membership

We know that many people like getting a monthly box of mixed beers and this is your chance to support a local business with your passion! 12 months, 8 exclusive beers a month, tasting notes and little treats, all presented in a lovely wooden crate. Your filled crate is available for pick up on the 1st of every month. This reward is also available in the shop- but if you help us online your name will also go on the van!

£350 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Biergarten gathering

We come to a place of your choice and cater at your event. We'll bring two kegs (ca 100 pints) on the house plus anything else you'd like us to stock for a fair price. Your name will also go on the beer van.

£400 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Name the Van

Our little van will need a name and it's up to you to help us find one. The Biergarten team has the right to refuse rude or totally unsuitable names, but otherwise you've got free reign! Your (own) name will also go on the beer van.

£500 or more

3 of 4 claimed

Biergarten Party

We come to a place of your choice and cater at your event. We'll bring four kegs (ca 200 pints ) on the house plus anything else you'd like us to stock for a fair price. Your name will also go on the beer van.

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