The MK Biergarten, an award-winning independent craft beer shop and micro pub based in Milton Keynes, is inviting beer lovers from all over MK to get involved in its crowdfunder campaign to raise money for a new mobile bar.
The company is hoping to collect £5000 worth of investment by the 11th December and offers a range of limited and exclusive rewards to its supporters.
After two years of trading as a successful small business, the Biergarten is planning to go further afield in 2018 in the shape of a mobile bar, housed in a second hand van. The team are planning four tap lines serving three craft beer and lager kegs and one local ale cask, as well as a small can fridge, cider and mulled wine lines.
Artwork on the van will include a map of all breweries local to Milton Keynes.
Franzi Florack, the owner and manager of the Biergarten says: ‘We were the first craft beer bottle shop in Milton Keynes in 2016 and would now love to expand the business. Our area has got a great number of fantastic breweries right on our doorstep as well as quick links to London’s craft beer scene, so showcasing these brewers at fayres, festivals, parties and weddings will be an absolute privilege.’
The 23 different rewards on offer range from a ticket to the van’s launch party for a £20 investment to a personalised, handmade wooden beer crates for £50 and a card which entitles the holder to free beer at events for £100. To boost the local breweries, the Biergarten team have also organised a ‘Magical Beer Tour’ around the breweries of Milton Keynes, which is a reward for a £60 pledge.
At the top end of the reward scale, investors can pre-hire the van with four free kegs of their choice for £500. Everyone who pledges will also see their name printed on the van.
Franzi continues: ‘We have been quite creative with our rewards and hope that there are plenty of special reasons to support our expansion. All of the rewards make excellent presents and we have included a good variety for both beer geeks and ale novices. With the campaign we are also hoping to raise awareness of our small business in the run-up to Christmas and would like to encourage people to buy local if they can.’
The crowdfunder campaign can be accessed here
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