The Trooper (a stellar beer review!)

The team-up of music bands and alcohol brands is not a new idea.  AC/DC and Motorhead have both had some pretty well reviewed wines, and then there is the odd alignment of Jefferson’s Bourbon for the single barrel batch of Anthrax’s “Indians” whiskey (take that Cleveland).

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Back in May of 2013 global metal leaders Iron Maiden combined forces with world renowned Robinson’s Brewery for a premium English Ale based upon a recipe from lead singer, and human air-raid siren, Bruce Dickinson.  The beer called “The Trooper” takes its name from the Iron Maiden song of the same; referring to the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War between the British and Russians in 1854. [Read more…]