The iconic Phoenix symbol was chosen by the Fathers of Grimbergen and has been the abbey’s coat of arms since at least 1509. It represents the dedication and perseverance of the Fathers who rose from the ashes to rebuild the abbey after it was destroyed three times. This symbol of the Phoenix sits alongside the abbey’s motto ‘Ardet Nec Consumitur’, which could mean ‘Burned, but not destroyed’ (not the only possible translation of this, e.g. “burned, but not consumed”).
The legend of the Phoenix remains at the heart of Grimbergen beers today.
What is the Grimbergen Abbey Brewery?
The Grimbergen Abbey Brewery is a partnership between the Fathers of the Grimbergen
Abbey and Carlsberg Group.Tell me more
What does Ardet Nec Consumitur mean?
Three legendary words there will never be forgotten in the town of Grimbergen: Ardet Nec Consumitur. It is the motto of the Abbey and holds the meaning "Burned, but not destroyed" (different translations can occur).Tell me more
Who owns Grimbergen?
Carlsberg Group is the global licensee of Grimbergen. Inspired by a meeting at the World Fair in Brussels in 1958, the Fathers of Grimbergen decided to revive the art of brewing Grimbergen beer.Tell me more