The latest band to launch their own beer is NWOBHM veterans Iron Maiden.

Produced by UK brewery Robinsons, the traditional British ale is named after Iron Maiden’s classic track The Trooper. It will be available in British pubs in May, and at Download Festival 2013 in June.

Bruce introduces ‘Trooper’ from Trooper on Vimeo.

From Digital Spy:

Bruce Dickinson said: “I’m a lifelong fan of traditional English ale, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven when we were asked to create our own beer.

“I have to say that I was very nervous. Robinsons are the only people I have had to audition for in 30 years. Their magic has been to create the alchemical wedding of flavour and texture that is Trooper. I love it.”

Well, you weren’t expecting him to say it was rubbish, were you? I’d love to hear from anyone who gets to try this beer.

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