Listening to heavy metal and drinking beer go together like teenage angst and wearing black. It doesn’t get more metal than Iron Maiden. So when I heard word that the pioneers of British metal were teaming up with Robinsons Brewery to produce Trooper Ale, it seemed to make perfect sense to me.
According to ironmaidenbeer.com:
Trooper is a premium British beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons Brewery. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.
The beer is to be available in May.
Thinking back over the years of listening to Maiden and all sorts of other aggressive music as a kid (and still today), I’d be keen to try the ale and to find out if it tastes as good as so much classic Maiden sounds.
The top image is a screen grab from ironmaidenbeer.com. I’m assuming they want to get the word out about the product and won’t mind my usage.