We’ve been brewing beer in the Channel Islands, for the Channel Islands, for nearly 150 years. We’ve weathered a lot during this time – two World Wars, German occupation, depressions, recessions and cultural shifts. Yet against all the odds, we’re still here, proudly doing what we do best – making multi-award-winning beer the Liberation way, without compromise or gimmicks.

150 Years of History

  • 1871

    It is believed that the Ann Street brewing operation was started by Mr J S Palmer in Jersey.

  • 1905

    Brewery is founded. (Then known as the Ann Street Brewery)

  • 1923

    The brewery begins to acquire its own pubs.

  • 1926

    First advertisement for Mary Ann Beer

  • 1930's

    The brewery at Ann Street is rebuilt

  • 1940

    The brewery continues operation throughout the German occupation

  • 1960

    The Channel islands are in their heyday as a holiday destination. Brewery beers become famous with the islands visitors

  • 1971

    The brewery expands becoming the Channel Islands' leading brewery and pubs group.

  • 2008

    The brewery changes management and renamed as Liberation Brewery

  • 2013

    Brewery wins multiple awards including a Gold at the International Brewing Industry Awards

  • 2014

    The Liberation Group acquires the Butcombe brewery and pub chain in the UK

  • 2016

    Significant investment in brewery plant and launch of new craft range. Gold Medal for Liberation IPA at the SIBA

  • 2017

    Liberation Pale Ale wins Gold at the International Brewing & Cider Awards

  • 2019

    Liberation Ale achieves Gold at SIBA and International Brewing Awards

  • 2019, 2020 & 2021

    Winner of Best Food at the Publican Awards 2 years in a row and Best Managed Pub Company in 2021. Liberation Ale and IPA achieve Gold Medals at the Taste of the West awards 2021 and Silver for the 150th Anniversary 1871 Double IPA.

  • 2021

    Brand new beers: Waverider Pale Ale & Longboard Lager

  • 2021

    150th Anniversary Special Edition beer: 1871 Double IPA

  • 2021

    Our very own Liberation IPA has won the Championship Trophy for the best cask conditioned beer at the prestigious International Brewing Awards