Bruce Dickinson and The Trooper

There is a new rocker beer coming to town, this time from Iron Maiden and this time from a small brewery. Iron Maiden is working with Robinsons Brewery in the UK to develop Trooper Ale and it should be available beginning in May. Robinsons is known in the U.S. for importing the Old Tom beers through Artisanal Imports.

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.