ren·e·gade (rĕn′ĭ-gād′)West Berks Brewery 04

1. One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter,
An outlaw; a rebel.
Of, relating to, or resembling a renegade; traitorous.
intr.v. ren·e·gad·ed, ren·e·gad·ing, ren·e·gades

Renegade Brewery was spawned from the beer-crazed minds of the crack team at West Berkshire Brewery. We wanted to utilise our 20 years of experience to create some contemporary, bold craft brews without confusing the large and loyal fan base that our traditional cask ales have. Our young Brewhouse crew wanted to experiment more, to brew the kinds of beers they were drinking in the hipper urban bars they hung out in, to have fun with beer and see how far they could push flavour.

The result, as the name suggests, is a brewery that doesn’t want to conform, that rejects the notion that if we have always done it this way, then it must be the right way. We firmly believe that if we always do what we have always done then we will always get what we always got, and frankly, being that predictable scares us.

Taking a lead from the monumental flavours of American beer culture, Renegade brews are hop-heavy but easy drinking, rammed with flavour but refreshing as hell. The exciting and ever changing selection available could at any point include a crisp, fresh proper craft lager, the distinctive, citrus hop bomb of a West Coast Pale Ale or possibly a complex but smooth Indian Session Ale. There may be a quirky but composed, handcrafted and unfiltered Belgian Saison. Or how about a funky Irish Red? The beer world is our oyster, and we intend to take full and unashamed advantage of it!

So go ahead, join us in unleashing the Renegade spirit – grab a brew and give your taste buds a pasting!