Iron Maiden's Beer, Trooper Ale, To Be Introduced To British Parliament

The east London heavy metal band developed a deep golden ale which will now be served up at the House of Commons bar

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The east London metal band, Iron Maiden, now has its own beer: Trooper. "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," said Bruce Dickinson, the band’s lead vocalist on the company’s website.

The newly popular beer is now taking a big step; it will now be served to the House of Commons bar to members of Parliament, after being nominated by Conservative MP Mike Weatherly.

"The guest ales program is an excellent way of drawing attention to small and independent beers from around the U.K. and I would encourage any local brewers who would like opportunity to have their product showcased in parliament to get in touch," said Weatherly to Billboard.

The beer label features Iron Maiden’s mascot, Eddie the Head, and has a graphic, which resembles the logo on the 1983 single, “The Trooper” (hence the beer name). As for the taste, the deep golden ale is described as a blend of Bobec, Goldings, and Cascade hops with a hint of lemon.

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