West Berkshire Brewery (WBB) has launched a range of keg and bottled craft beers under a new brand name.

The Renegade Brewery range, which includes keg and 330ml bottled craft beers, has been designed to be distinctly different from the brewery’s traditional Cask Ale Range, which includes its flagship bitter, Good Old Boy.

The new line up comprises a range of contemporary craft brews, including a 4.5% Craft Lager (brewed with British hops and lagered for six weeks); A 5.1% abv West Coast Pale Ale (inspired by the highly flavoured craft brews of the US West coast; and also a 4.2% India Session Ale (loaded with new world hops for flavour).  There will also be limited edition special releases, kicking off with ‘Nouvelle Saison’, a light twist on a classic Saison with added root ginger, lemon zest and locally sourced honey.

Head brewer Will Twomey said: “20 years in the making, Renegade takes all of our expertise and knowledge and channels our creativeness into developing a range of full-flavoured, good-drinking brews. Inspired by modern American beer culture and other world beer styles, we have produced a solid core range of beers now available in keg, bottle and can. We are prototyping new beers every week and will be releasing specials and one-offs throughout the coming months. It’s a real outlet for the creative minds that make up the brewing team.”

Separately, WBB has submitted plans to satisfy its growing beer volumes with a larger brewing facility complete with visitor centre, café and a brewery shop, as well as state-of-the-art bottling, kegging and canning lines.