Legendary rock stars Iron Maiden are serving up their own brew to members of Parliament at the British House of Commons bar. Trooper Ale, whose packaging features a similar logo to the 1983 single of the same name along with the band’s mascot Eddie the Head, has secured a spot behind the bar via the House of Commons’ guest ale program, where ministers are allowed to introduce a beer to a fellow serving member. The Conservative MP for Hove and hardcore Maiden fan Mike Weatherley nominated the beer. Have a look at what both Weatherly and Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson had to say after the jump! Want to try Trooper Ale? You can get a case here. Purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.
“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,” Weatherley said. “The guest ales program is an excellent way of drawing attention to small and independent beers from around the U.K. and I would encourage any local brewers who would like opportunity to have their product showcased in parliament to get in touch.”
Bruce Dickinson said, “I’m a lifelong fan of traditional English ale; I thought I’d died and gone to heaven when we were asked to create our own beer. I have to say that I was very nervous: Robinson’s are the only people I have had to audition for in 30 years. Their magic has been to create the alchemical wedding of flavor and texture that is Trooper. I love it.”