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Iron Maiden beer breaking records

Trooper Ale

According to Robinsons, the family-run brewery in Stockport (UK) making Iron Maiden’s Trooper Ale, demand for the brew is unprecedented in the company’s  175 year history.

Marketing director David Bremner says “for the first time in our history we’re brewing three times a day and six days a week” – which is apparently more than double their normal production. He also mentioned that they had not spent any money on advertising. Which, considering how rabid Iron Maiden fans can be, is not really surprising.

The ale is not yet available, but can be pre-ordered on the beer’s web site. Yes, the beer has it’s own web site.


Iron Maiden’s new Trooper Ale

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.

Maiden The Shade: the Iron Maiden Beer


Yes folks, you read that correctly: there is an Iron Maiden beer.

US-based brewery Ninkasi Brewing have honoured the metal legends with Maiden The Shade, a new beer that’s presumably Eddie’s new tipple of choice.

Maiden The ShadeAccording to the brewer’s site:

A salute to the playful side of summer, we had fun with this beer! Maiden the Shade has a big robust hop character from the liberal use of 7 different varieties of hops. It s completed with a light colored malt backbone to stay in balance. Kick back and enjoy!

Review site RateBeer.com gave it 14/20 overall, and had this to say:

Draft, SIB. Golden clear pour, thin white head. Aroma is a little sweet and biscuity, with dank, grassy, and citrusy hops. Tastes of biscuity, sweet malt on a surprisingly light body. It’s refreshing but also gives a watery impression. Finishes with grass, hay, a little citrus. I’m pretty surprised by the alcohol content listed on this, it doesn’t feel like almost 7% at all.

Sleigher!Sweet and biscuity? Yeah, I don’t know about that, but 7% sounds fairly epic and how great a photo would that label make?

Unfortunately, the only place you’re going to be able to get it is in certain parts of the US – according to BeerNews.org, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and possibly the Bay Area. Maybe someone from one of those areas can send us in a report and photo.

I also noticed that Ninkasi have a seasonal beer called “Sleigher”.

Logo look familiar anyone? I think there’s a metal fan in that company!