While reading Game of Thrones, I often wanted to design a coat of arms for fun. Then this summer I visited La Trappe and got that urge again. So I did, and here it is:

Écartelé : au premier et au quatrième contre-écartelé au I et au IV d'argent au houblon de sinople et au II et au III de gueules à l'orge d'or, au deuxième au lapin d'or et au troisième de gueules à la croix cléchée, vidée et pommetée de douze pièces d'or.

(Fuck if I know how to say this in English. I can’t even say it in French, I stole it from L’Isle Jourdain’s Web site.)

The base layout is that of L’Isle Jourdain, where the brewery (ok, my garage) is based.

The rabbit is from the coat of arms of German town Hasenfeld. Apparently I am not the only one to enjoy rabbits.

The cross is the Occitan cross, which is prevalent in the region, dating back from the times the County of Toulouse was powerful in the twelveth century.

And then there is a crossing of Wheat and hops, because that’s what brewing is about, and let’s face it, we can’t put yeast on a coat of arms.