IRON MAIDEN's 'Trooper Red 'N' Black' Limited-Edition Beer Now Available
September 1, 2016
IRON MAIDEN and Robinsons Brewery have released their new brew, Trooper Red 'N' Black. Trooper Red 'N' Black is the third beer in the Trooper range following on from the stunning success of Trooper and last year's limited-edition Trooper 666.
The beer, designed once again by IRON MAIDEN vocalist and ale aficionado Bruce Dickinson together with Robinsons' head brewer Martyn Weeks, is a modern take on a recipe that dates back to the 1850s; a time when porter style beer was becoming increasingly popular in Britain.
At 6.8% in bottle or 5.8% ABV in cask, Trooper Red 'N' Black Porter is the first dark beer in the Trooper ranks and the strongest beer in the range to date.
Trooper Red 'N' Black is available now to purchase at selected Morrisons stores in the U.K. and online for the U.K. and select countries.
Dickinson explains: "I like tasting outside the box. Stouts and porters were virgin territory for me, so I just went by feel. Martyn and I hope we have created a new take on a classic beer and one which I hope will tickle the taste buds of ale fans in a pleasantly unexpected way."
Taking its name from both the color of the beer, which glows red when held up to light, and the song "The Red And The Black" from IRON MAIDEN's critically acclaimed 2015 album "The Book Of Souls", Trooper Red 'N' Black uses a blend of chocolate and crystal malts which help give the beer a roasted malt and caramel backbone. Robinsons yeast, the same strain which has been used in the Stockport brewer's beers since 1942, provides hints of both liquorice and honey to create a delicious warming brew.
John Robinson, brands manager for Robinsons Brewery, said: "With millions of pints sold in 55 countries worldwide, it's safe to say that Trooper remains a phenomenal success. Last year, we released Trooper 666 at the request of the fans and this year we are happy to be releasing another limited-edition beer that broadens the Trooper range in an ever-evolving and vibrant beer market."