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Milton Keynes and North Bucks Campaign for Real Ale

Concrete Pint 2014 – the Morning After!

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Concrete Pint 2014 
The last pints have been sunk, the last topers sent happily on their way, and the concrete cows staggered joyfully back to the shade of their old oak tree in Midsummer Place (or intu Milton Keynes or whatever it's called nowadays.) In other words the Milton Keynes Beer Festival is over for another year.
Over the four days of the festival, 1492 customers drank their way through 581 gallons, or 4646 pints of beer - an average of just over 3 pints per person. Not forgetting 900 odd pints of cider and perry, and a refrigerator-full of choice bottled beers from Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA.
Local products gained the most accolades. Customers voted Woughton Orchard “7”, produced right here in Milton Keynes, as Cider of the Festival. And for Beer of the Festival they chose ale from a brewery that is not only local but which started only three months ago - Leighton Buzzard brewery's Rebel Yell, described as 'a black IPA offering a fantastic juxtaposition between the initial smooth richness of the malt, quickly followed by sharp dry hops.' Just reading the description brings on a thirst!
All of us at Milton Keynes and North Bucks branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, thank our customers for their support and enjoyment, which makes the six months of work and planning that it takes to make the festival happen seem all worth while. We're already making plans for next year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:34


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The annual three day ale festival at the MK11 Live Music Venue The Kiln Farm Pub is taking place on the 24th to 26th of October.

It is offering Live Music, Art Shows, Local Ale s and Ciders, Home-made, Home-cooked BBQ food and DJs over 3 full days. 

SUNDAY Pork Roast! 

Competitions all weekend to win beer, cider, food and more!

Bratwurst & Currywurst Galore!!



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We appreciate that not everyone can get to CAMRA's Members' Weekend. With a view to engaging as many CAMRA members from as many backgrounds as possible, six Super Regional Conferences are once again being run around the country. Members may attend any that they like i.e. you do not have to live within the region where the Conference is taking place. Neither do you have to be an active member of a branch or even consider yourself as active to come along. Everyone is welcome. 
The agenda includes how CAMRA is structured and where you can get help, an update on CAMRA's key campaigns and the choice of two afternoon sessions on saving pubs or activating members. You can find the agenda and details of the six events at: .
The Central Southern Conference is taking place at Oxford Town Hall on Saturday 1st November from noon. The venue is just a 15 minute walk from Oxford Station and promises some great beer.  We also request that you bring you own lunch as we have no catering facilities.
Please register online through the National CAMRA website. Login and select "Go To My Account" followed by the "Interests/Clubs" tab. Under the Interests section you will need to select the "Add" tab and select the Super Regional Conference/s that you wish to attend. Once saved, you will be registered for the event.

Dates for your Diary

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October 2014

24th(Fri) : 26th (Sun) - Octoberfest at the MK11 Live Music Venue @ The Kiln Farm Pub (

30th (Thu) - Branch Meeting at the Cannon, Newport Pagnell. Starts at 20:15 

November 2014

27th (Thu) - Branch Meeting at the Inn on the Lake, Bletchley, MK1 1PA. Starts at 20:15  

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 22:56