A micro-brewery which has won plaudits for its range of brews is set to launch an ale to go range.

Bosses from Ulverston-based Stringers say the move is in response to feedback from customers who yearn for a takeaway treat.

Now they are set to launch bottled beers and mini kegs after striking a deal with Cockermouth-based firm, Bottled in Cumbria.

The move will also be marked with the introduction of a new stout.

Lakeland Inns bought the brewery last year and after a £50,000 investment, the business is now brewing more than 4,000 pints a week and supplying 12 different ales to pubs and bars across the North West.

Kirsty Mackenzie, managing director, said: “Since Lakeland bought Stringers just over a year ago, we have invested huge sums in the brewhouse and in marketing the fantastic range of ales created by head brewer Jon Kyme and his team.

“We are now at a point where we are able to keep up with growing demand for our cask products, so we are looking at ways in which we can make our beers more accessible than ever.

“There has been plenty of feedback from our customers about what we should do next, and by far the most frequent of requests has been to make our beers available in bottles and also in mini casks.

“So from this weekend, we will be doing just that.

"Our beers will be available to buy in bottles over the bar at all Lakeland Inns pubs and also at pubs and retail outlets across the North West and beyond which decide to stock them."

Stringers is based at Low Mill Business Park.

Kirsty said: “We specifically chose Bottled in Cumbria as our partner for this project because we are keen to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.

“Stringers is powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, as the impact we have on the environment is very important to us.

“Our new bottled and mini keg products are an exciting step for us - and we can’t wait to see them in pubs and shops across the UK.”