Cierzo Brewing Co. is the craft beer of Zaragoza, one of the largest cities in the north of Spain. Real beer, without substitutes, noble and with soul. Our way of understanding this millenary drink, which is only perfect when it is made with passion, respecting each recipe, its times and its ingredients.
The wind is the typical wind of our city. A powerful wind that runs through the Ebro valley. Intense, cold and dry, but also purifying. We want our beers to reflect that character that makes us unique, that does not leave anyone indifferent and that transmits the energy with which they are conceived.
The history of Cierzo Brewing Co. begins in August 2018, when we began to market our first beers. However, our origins in the world of craft beer go back 15 years ago, when Sergio Ruíz, brewmaster of Cierzo Brewing Co., makes his first recipes homemade. With the acquired experience and his knowledge of Chemistry (Doctor by the University of Zaragoza) he founded Populus in 2011, a project to which his friend and also homebrewer David Laguarda would later join. After a few years as nomads, in 2015 they set up their own factory in Caspe (Zaragoza), becoming one of the most important craft breweries in Aragon.
After a few years of success, progression and improvements in their processes, in 2018 they decided to join two other Aragonese companies, Hoppy and Gourpass, with the aim of creating a great brand of craft beer. These two companies specialize in selling and the import-export of craft beer, respectively, which is an important asset for the new project. In July 2018 we launched a crowdfunding to attract new minority investors that would give the necessary impetus to make Cierzo Brewing Co. a reality, reaching the goal in record time.
The brewery is made up of 2 facilities: a Brewpub in the center of Zaragoza, where we brew and sell beer, as well as offering restaurant services; and a main brewery in the town of Caspe, which mainly supplies our customers throughout Spain and other European countries. To carry out all these tasks, in addition to Sergio and David, the partners are incorporated into the operation of the company: Carlos Suárez, in marketing; Santiago Marco, as sales manager; and Antonio Ansón, in finance. In addition, we have the participation of Eva Felipe, as graphic designer and author of the entire image of our brand; Fernando Calleja, as a commercial; Lorena Justes, as brewpub manager; and Luis Bernad, as head chef.
In 2020 we were awarded as the best new brewery, both in the RateBeer Best and in the Barcelona Beer Challenge. In 2021, our Maglia Rosa beer won the award for the best beer of the year at the National Beer Championship. In addition, our brewpub has been considered one of the 50 best bars in Spain by Esquire magazine.