West Country brewer Butcombe has revealed details of its multi-million-pound growth project.

The Liberation Group-owned business has been backed with £4m of investment to create a new craft beer production unit, new packaging lines and a beer storage and delivery facility. The project has created 12 new jobs in the area.

The investment will see capacity increased at the original brewery as well as the installation of a bottling and kegging line at its second site to bring the quality control of their bottled and kegs beers back in house.

Steve Wilkinson, managing director of brewing & brands at Butcombe Brewery, said: "This significant investment will provide us with a new platform to better service our loyal Butcombe customers more effectively at a lower cost which we intend to reinvest in our Butcombe beer brands to secure our future growth, and keep pace with the increasing demand for all of our new beers.

"Bringing our packaging in-house will give us better quality control over our brands and enhance our capability."

He added: "These improvements will allow us to ensure we retain and enhance our quality reputation while stepping up production to move closer to our long-term goal of becoming the number one regional brewer."