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

    Winner of Best Food award at the Publican Awards. Liberation Ale achieves Gold at SIBA and International Brewing Awards

  • 2020

    Winner of Best Food at the Publican Awards 2 years in a row. Liberation Ale achieves Gold Medal at the BBI awards and Silver at SIBA.