The story of Liberty goes back all the way to when Joe Wood became dissatisfied by what offerings New Zealand had in terms of beer. In particular: Flavour in Beer. Living out in West Auckland there was not a lot to offer: The local licensing trust controlled what one was able to buy in the local outlets. He had tried all the imported stuff… and this led him to believe that it was possible that there was more to beer than flavourless fizzy lager. Their craft beer is also available at our newly refurbished Cellar Door & Lawn Bar.