Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Iron Maiden's Trooper Beer now served in UK House Of Commons

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has welcomed the arrival of Iron Maiden’s Trooper Ale as the ‘Guest Ale’ in Strangers’ Bar at the UK's House of Commons.

As part of a tradition to promote relatively unknown British Ales, Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons features ‘Guest Ales’ throughout the year. Mike, founder of Rock The House, Parliament’s biggest music competition, recently nominated Iron Maiden’s new Trooper Ale, which is brewed by Robinson’s Brewery in Stockport.

“As an Iron Maiden fan and an MP, it is a real treat to have this specialist ale as one of the guest ales in Parliament – the fact that I also get to try it for the first time on my birthday is just a bonus,” said Weatherley. “The guest ales programme is an excellent way of drawing attention to small and independent beers from around the UK and I would encourage any local brewers who would like opportunity to have their product showcased in Parliament to get in touch.”

Last week, Iron Maiden launched an online store for fans to purchase Trooper Beer merchandise, with everything from t-shirts to pint cups, coasters, bottle opener keyrings and more now available.

The band teamed up with UK brewers Robinsons to create the beverage, named after one of Maiden’s most popular songs, “The Trooper,” from 1983’s “Piece Of Mind.”

Check out the Trooper Beer store here.

Iron Maiden are currently playing dates across Europe on their Maiden England world tour; the leg wraps up early next month with two homecoming shows in London.

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