In the midst of developing their business plan, the Laganière brothers fall in love with the space on Richelieu Street. After a few visits, the lease is signed.
from the beginning
The space is rented and the work begins. At first, there were just the four walls and everything had to be done from scratch.
The brewing equipment arrives and its installation begins.
First unofficial opening. At the time, Lagabière only offered guest beers. The first beer to show up on the blackboard was Captain Brian, a blonde with 4% alcohol that is still made to this day.
The official opening party was held on February 9. It drew an impressive crowd and the menu offered a selection of locally brewed beers. It was the start of the Lagabière concept.
Lagabière’s growing success starts to affect its capacity to offer varied beers on the blackboard. The Laganière brothers set out to find a place where they can open an industrial brewery in order to help supply the classic beers to the Bistro.
A new space is found in the Iberville industrial park. Work begins and the brothers work hard all summer to set up their new brewery.
The first brews take place at the beginning of July. Some test brews are made and are put into barrels only.
At the Chambly Craft Beer Festival, Lagabière wins first prize in the Grande Brasse competition with its most popular beer, Ta Meilleure.
Ta Meilleure is launched in 341 ml bottles jointly with the Southshore IPL. The Ordre de toast, the Fumée sans feu and the Apaisante are also released in 500 ml bottles.
One year after bottling the products, the range is revised and Lagabière decides to start putting its beer into cans. The company completely abandons bottles for cans.
One year after opting for cans, the beers continue to experience phenomenal success. The flagship product, Ta Meilleure, quickly becomes a staple on the Quebec brewing scene. Major investments in equipment are made to ensure production growth in function of demand.
The brewery continues to grow until the premises it occupies have become too small. Construction plans for a new building begin and the owners set their sights on a lot in the Iberville industrial park.
The Laganière brothers were born into a family particularly fond of beer and gatherings. No wonder they developed a love and passion for this special beverage! Very young, they began all grain brewing in the family garage with makeshift equipment. They slowly but surely gathered enough equipment to have a nano-brewery at home! During their university studies in administration, they put together a business plan that led to the opening of their first brewery: the Brewpub on Richelieu Street that still stands today. Their beer has always been brewed with passion and pleasure. Although they currently have a team that they rely on for production, they remain at the heart of the creations and decisions surrounding beer production. “We brew what we like and we like what we drink!”