Iron Maiden: The Number of the Yeast

At the end of last week, Pete Brown tweeted that Iron Maiden front man and all round legend Bruce Dickinson had turned brewer. To say my interest was piqued would be an massive understatement, it’s not like I’m a massive fan or anything; I first saw them live in November 1988 at the Edinburgh Playhouse and they’re never off my MP3 player.

Today the news broke on Twitter that Bruce has brewed a beer called Tropper at the Stockport based Robinsons.

I know that the geeks are not the target audience for this beer, it’s not a full on craught hop bomb after all. I just hope that Bruce chucked in enough Cascade to give it a nice bitter tickle:

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.

After the news hit Twitter, the Robinsons website appeared to be struggling, as it was very slow in responding. The official www.ironmaidenbeer.com site suffered a similar fate and was unreachable. A few hours after the announcement and the initial rush for information though, both sites appear to be easily accessible. If you want more information, then there is a video of Bruce introducing the beer, a Twitter account and a Facebook page. I’m sure those last two will have plenty of updates as we get nearer to the May release.

I have to say that I’m quite excited about this…

5 Replies to “Iron Maiden: The Number of the Yeast”

    1. Totally agree! A teeny bit of me wishes they brewed it with more of a progressive, new wave brewer, but the proof will be in the drinking…

    1. Bruce brewed it with them, no idea how much lugging of malt and chucking in of hops he actually did, but there are the requisite photos on their Twitter and Facebook pages of him with bags of malt etc.

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