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Brussels Abbey Beer

Lady Gisèle founded La Cambre Abbey at the source of the Maelbeek stream in Brussels in 1201. For centuries, the Cistercian sisters brewed beer here for their own use and welcomed travellers and pilgrims who came across the abbey along their way. With the French Revolution, the abbey lost its original religious function along with the brewing activity.

But the historic buildings and the park were preserved. The people of Brussels love to come here to walk and enjoy the magnificent gardens.
So now this age-old abbey in the heart of Brussels is sparkling once again. With a new duo of abbey beers, we pay homage to Lady Gisèle and her legendary hospitality. To the great delight of all the people of Brussels, beer lovers and travellers of today!

Abbey ter kameren

Het Anker - Mechelen

From 2022, the new duo of La Cambre beers is to be brewed by Het Anker from Mechelen. The brewery has concluded a long- term licensing agreement for this with the La Cambre church wardens and the Mechelen-Brussels Archbishopric.

Het Anker is a family brewery known throughout the world for its ‘Gouden Carolus’ speciality beers and single malt whisky. The beers are brewed on the edge of the Grand Beguinage in Mechelen, recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site, for six generations.

Erkend Abdijbier

Erkend Belgisch Abdijbier

Both La Cambre beers bear the ‘Certified Belgian Abbey Beer’ quality label. So there is a concrete link with the abbey site where beer was brewed in the past. It also guarantees that the abbey receives a fee for every one of these beers sold, which can be used for good causes or for the maintenance of the historic abbey buildings.

La cambre blond

Brussels abdijbier, blond en verfrissend.
Bier met hergisting in de fles.

33CL    alc. 6,3% vol.
Serving temperature: 5-7°C
Minimum tenability: 24 maanden (33cl)
La cambre ipa

Brussels abdijbier, verfrissend en rijkelijk gehopt.
Bier met hergisting in de fles.

33CL    alc. 4,9% vol.
Serving temperature: 5-7°C
Minimum tenability: 24 maanden (33cl)