Sun and Steel lager, Iron Maiden’s latest addition to the successful TROOPER range of beer is now on sale in the UK.
In a recently released video Bruce Dickinson is seen unboxing and tasting the new beer that he created with Martyn Weeks, the Head Brewer at Robinsons.
As Bruce said about the new lager: “We wanted to do something a bit special, so we decided to do something with Japanese saké yeast to add some extra aroma and flavour. It is delicious and it looks pretty cool as well!”
This new pilsner style, double fermented hybrid lager is the sixth beer in the Trooper range and looks set to become another firm favourite amongst fans.
Said to be one of the more complex beers created by Robinsons, it was brewed using both lager and saké yeasts. This latest concoction from the brewing collaborators of Iron Maiden and Robinsons, was conceived following a meeting between Bruce and friend of the band George Yusa. George is owner of the 300 year old family run Okunomatsu Saké Brewery in Fukushima. Over two years in the making, Sun and Steel was inspired by the traditional brewing process for rice wine which has similarities to brewing beer.
Displayed in a very cool box with a samurai inspired Eddie emblazoned on the bottle label, Bruce is seen enjoying taking a sip from the fruits of his labour.
Now you can taste the unique flavour profile for yourselves. Sun and Steel is available from selected Morrisons, or to order online from Robinsons Brewery.
Bruce is about start touring with Iron Maiden who are currently preparing to take The Legacy of the Beast tour to the US, Canada and South America. Starting on Thursday 18 July at the Sunrise BB&T Centre, Florida, the tour continues throughout the summer ending on Tuesday 15 October at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile.
You can check out the full list of dates on the Iron Maiden website.
Before then, Bruce is taking his sell out one man show based on his chart topping autobiography “What does this button do?” to the Sir Temi Zammit Hall, Msida, Malta on Saturday 8th June.