Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery have been making “The Trooper” series beer for seven years, and now they’ve announced two new beers for 2020: Fear of the Dark, a 4.5% ABV English Stout; and Trooper IPA, a 4.3% ABV India Pale Ale.
Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson said the IPA was inspired by American IPAs he sampled at the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, CO in 2019: “I’ve sampled so many different styles of beer around the world on my travels with MAIDEN and it’s hard to ignore how big IPA has become, and what an exciting style it can be. I’m a huge fan of both IPA and Stout and they were the gaping holes in the Trooper range. I’ve lost count of the number of people who have asked us to do a Fear of the Dark Stout over the last few years!”
Fans can pre-order the beer at Robinsons’ online shop, which are expected to be released on March 23. A launch at Amazon.uk coming in the near future.
In music news, Iron Maiden is reportedly working on a new album due out this year.
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