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
It is believed that the Ann Street brewing operation was started by Mr J S Palmer in Jersey.
Brewery is founded. (Then known as the Ann Street Brewery)
The brewery begins to acquire its own pubs.
First advertisement for Mary Ann Beer
The brewery at Ann Street is rebuilt
The brewery continues operation throughout the German occupation
The Channel islands are in their heyday as a holiday destination. Brewery beers become famous with the islands visitors
The brewery expands becoming the Channel Islands' leading brewery and pubs group.
The brewery changes management and renamed as Liberation Brewery
Brewery wins multiple awards including a Gold at the International Brewing Industry Awards
The Liberation Group acquires the Butcombe brewery and pub chain in the UK
Significant investment in brewery plant and launch of new craft range. Gold Medal for Liberation IPA at the SIBA
Liberation Pale Ale wins Gold at the International Brewing & Cider Awards
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.
Brand new beers: Waverider Pale Ale & Longboard Lager
150th Anniversary Special Edition beer: 1871 Double IPA
Our very own Liberation IPA has won the Championship Trophy for the best cask conditioned beer at the prestigious International Brewing Awards