Iron Maiden Introduce Two New Trooper Beers, an IPA and Stout

Iron Maiden’s Trooper line of beers has been one of the most successful ventures of metal bands entering the alcohol world, with a number of different varieties available in bars and stores across the world. Now the band has announced two new additions, an IPA and a stout, to its already robust line, which includes the Red n’ Black porter, Sun & Steel sake-infused lager, Hallowed Belgian dark ale, Light Brigade golden ale, Trooper 666 ESB and the original flagship Trooper ale.

Developed by Iron Maiden frontman and beer enthusiast Bruce Dickinson and Robinsons’ Head Brewer Martyn Weeks, the two new beers are the Fear of the Dark, a 4.5% ABV English Stout, and Trooper IPA, a 4.3% ABV India Pale Ale.

Trooper IPA was inspired by American IPAs sampled by Bruce at the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, USA in 2019, where he was keynote speaker. He comments:

“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!”

Adds Weeks:

“An IPA is something we’ve always wanted to do with TROOPER but had to wait until the timing and recipe were right. We are extremely proud of this brew which marries together familiar American hoppy flavours with a fundamentally British backbone.”

Both beers are available to pre-order directly through the Robinsons Brewery website (Fear of the Dark, Trooper IPA) with Amazon orders opening soon.

Iron Maiden are rumored to have a new album coming out later this year. The band will continue their “Legacy of the Beast” world tour throughout the spring and summer in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe:

05/01 – Perth, Australia @ RAC Arena (w/ Killswitch Engage) [tickets]
05/03 – Adelaide, Australia @ Entertainment Centre (w/ Killswitch Engage) [tickets]
05/05 – Brisbane, Australia @ Entertainment Centre (w/ Killswitch Engage) [tickets]
05/07 – Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Bank Arena (w/ Killswitch Engage) [tickets]
05/11 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena (w/ Killswitch Engage) [tickets]
05/13 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Spark Arena (w/ Killswitch Engage) [tickets]
05/16 – Manila, Philippines @ Pulp Summer Slam [tickets]
05/19 – Tokyo, Japan @ Pia Arena MM [tickets]
05/20 – Tokyo, Japan @ Pia Arena MM [tickets]
05/22 – Osaka, Japan @ Edion Arena [tickets]
05/27 – Dubai, UAE @ Coca-Cola Arena [tickets]
05/30 – Tel Aviv, Israel @ Bloomfield Stadium (w/ Orphaned Land) [tickets]
06/05-07 – Tampere, Finland @ Rockfest [tickets]
06/09 – Bremen, Germany @ Buergerweide (w/ Disturbed & Airbourne) [tickets]
06/10 – Cologne, Germany @ Rhein-Energie-Stadium (w/ Airbourne & Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
06/13 – Donington, UK @ Download Festival [tickets]
06/15 – Belfast, UK @ Belsonic Festival [tickets]
06/18 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting [tickets]
06/20 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell [tickets]
06/23 – Berlin, Germany @ Waldbuehne (w/ Airbourne & Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
06/25 – Oslo, Norway @ Tons Of Rock [tickets]
06/27 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium (w/ Alter Bridge & Airbourne) [tickets]
06/30 – St Petersburg, Russia @ Ice Palace (w/ Airbourne) [tickets]
07/02 – Moscow, Russia @ VTB Arena Dynamo Central Stadium (w/ Airbourne) [tickets]
07/05 – Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy (w/ Within Temptation & Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
07/07 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Sinobo Stadium (w/ Airbourne & Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
07/09 – Weert, Holland @ Evenemententerrein (w/ Alter Bridge & Airbourne) [tickets]
07/11 – Paris, France @ Paris La Defense Arena (w/ Airbourne & Avatar) [tickets]
07/16 – Wiener, Austria @ Neustadt Stadium (w/ Airbourne & Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
07/18 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ Airbourne & Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
07/20 – Bologna, Italy @ Sonic Park (w/ Airbourne & Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
07/23 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Estadio Nacional (w/ Within Temptation & Airbourne) [tickets]
07/25 – Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium (w/ Within Temptation & Airbourne) [tickets]

[via Blabbermouth]

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