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Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer

Posted in Heads Up with tags , , , on March 21, 2013 by Magadh

We are big Maiden fans in the bunker (RIP Clive). so it was with great anticipation we learned that Bruce Dickinson was joined forces with Robinson’s brewery to create “Trooper – A Hand Crafted Ale”. They write:

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 Charge Of The Light Brigade, which inspired the Iron Maiden song The Trooper, took place at the Battle Of Balaclava (1854) during the Crimean War when 6—British cavalry courageously charged the massed Russian artillery. This gallant but foolhardy assault resulted in a massive loss of life and came about due to a misunderstanding of an order given by the commanding officer, Lord Raglan.

Iron Maiden, with drummer Clive Burr

Learn more about this fantastic development here.