Laugar Brewery is a Spanish brewery founded in 2010 in Bilbao by Eneko Neira, Txus Cabrera, Sergio Valiente and Aingeru del Campo. Its name means four beers—lau gar—in Basque in reference to the four founders. Eneko already had previous experience in the now extinct Bleder in Barcelona in 2008, and based on this he convinced the rest of the team to start brewing at home. Soon they were joined by Eder Garcia, Eneko's classmate and experienced homebrewer—he had brewed more than 400 recipes at home.
Laugar started brewing small batches of beer for local bars in Bilbao, and after attending the Birrasana festival in 2013, they were invited to Borefts, one of the best European craft beer festivals, organised by the Dutch brewery De Molen. After that, they decided to establish their own Laugar brewery with factory and taproom, located in Gordexola, 18 km from Bilbao. In 2017, they were already producing 1500 hL. per year. They are considered one of the best craft beer breweries in Spain, and they have produced in collaboration with some of the main European breweries such as De Molen, Alvinne or Naparbier. They stand out for their stouts, such as the Aupa Tovarisch, in whose honour they celebrate the annual Tovarisch Day, the Aurrera Stanitsa, considered the second best Spanish beer according to Ratebeer, or the Funeralópolis, considered the second best according to Untappd.
Rebeldes Con Causa interview
A Coruña (España), 06/01/2019
Sergio Valiente (Laugar), «cada día que entreis a vuestra fábrica, daros una vuelta antes de empezar a trabajar y decid: coño, si esto es nuestro!».