Friday 03 June 2016
Reasons to say cheers, Liberation Brewery celebrate 145 years!
Jersey’s oldest brewery, and Britain’s most southerly, is celebrating 145 years of brewing this year and is marking the event with a special edition beer and an open day and beer festival.
On Saturday 11th June Liberation Brewery at Longueville will host its first open day for over 15 years, where people will be able to try new addition 145 IPA, which has been specially brewed by the team to mark the anniversary as well as other award-winning ales* such as Liberation Ale and Mary Ann, and trying freshly brewed, Monarch – a beer fit for a Queen on her 90th birthday.
For those who have wondered what happens behind the scenes there’s an opportunity to meet the team and take a tour to find out more about the science of beer making.
Enjoying the party will be the 2000th guest brought to the Island by Holidays for Heroes Jersey, the charity that arranges relaxing breaks for injured ex-servicemen and which is Liberation Group’s partner charity.
As well as live music setting the scene for the day, there will be stalls selling traditional fish and chips, ice cream and candy floss.
Tim Hubert of Liberation Group said, “Our beers have been a part of Jersey’s story for 145 years and this is a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation to Islanders for all the loyalty they have shown us. A lot of people ask if they can take a look behind the scenes so this is a perfect way to combine our support for Holidays for Heroes Jersey and host a unique, fun experience. You don’t have to be a beer aficionado to come and join the party - the aim of the event is to give people a great day out and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone.”
The event is free to attend and parking has been arranged at the Parish of St Saviour Depot, at Rue des Pres. The festival starts at noon and finishes at 7pm.