Bornem living abbey beer is inextricably linked to the Sint-Bernardus abbey in Bornem. It has carried the Recognized Belgian Abbey Beer label since 1999.
The Van Steenberge brewery has brewed the abbey beer since 1971 with great respect for the abbey's rich history and traditions.
The label’s typical heron with a fish in its mouth is a common bird in the region surrounding Bornem. Many pubs and restaurants in the area have ‘reiger’ in their name, which is the Dutch word for heron. It is how we honour the roots of this rich abbey beer.