The Rebel Brewing Company in Penryn has recruited two brothers with a combined 20 years of brewing industry experience to join its growing staff.

Ryan and Dale Read were chosen by the brewery for their expertise in sales and in beer production respectively, with Dale overseeing the installation of a new tank which has allowed the company to speed up its bottling process to 650 litres an hour.

Ryan said: “We both wanted a new challenge and are excited to play a major part in helping to grow the Rebel brand, we like the vision that they have for future growth in both the wholesale and export market and the potential for growth on a local level too.

“We have got a contract in place to supply Wetherspoons nationally with some of our award-winning beers such as Cornish Sunset, Penryn Pale Ale and Bal Maiden and some big national wholesalers have placed orders with us recently. Nationally Cornish beer is thought of in high esteem and its part of my role to capitalise on that.”

Dale added: “I have joined a small team of just six other employees and realise that everyone needs to pull together to make Rebel a well known brand locally and nationally in the long term and that is a challenge I am looking forward to.

“We are Cornish born and bred and proud of that fact, we believe that local values go a long way in the brewing industry, we listen to our customers and believe vehemently in the raison d'etre of Rebel. Pushing the boundaries of beer and being passionate about superb tasting craft beer for their customers.”

The company has also announced the release of a limited edition beer which will be available during August to mark Falmouth Week and the Tall Ships Regatta.

Called Sail Ale, the golden ale will feature a label designed by local artist Neville Swinchatt.

Rebel's managing director, Guillermo Alvarez, said: “We have named this beer Sail Ale in honour of the majestic ships that will grace Falmouth harbour this coming month and local pubs, shops and restaurants have come on board to support us in this memorable time for Falmouth.”