A new drink for the lads......


Trooper is a premium British beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. 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.
The Charge Of The Light Brigade, which inspired the Iron Maiden song The Trooper, took place at the Battle Of Balaclava (1854) during the Crimean War when 6—British cavalry courageously charged the massed Russian artillery. This gallant but foolhardy assault resulted in a massive loss of life and came about due to a misunderstanding of an order given by the commanding officer, Lord Raglan.


"The Trooper" - Iron Maiden 1983
You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when your waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back
The bugle sounds the charge begins
But on this battle field no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath as I plunge on into certain death

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run
The mighty roar of the russian guns
And as we race towards the human wall
The screams of pain as my comrades fall

We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
And the russians fire another round
We get so near yet so far away
We wont live to fight another day

We get so close near enough to fight
When a russian gets me in his sights
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
A burst of rounds takes my horse below
And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body's numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear I draw my parting groan
For a brief, horrific moment there I misread it and thought the beer was called Tropper.

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Iron Maiden and beer, two of my favourite things.
Until after lot of pints it becomes "Bring your Daughter to the Slaughter"

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Do we get forces discount?
Shame it's Robinson's; their bitter is generally vile. That said, the rotten-potato stench of their brewery going full tilt on a Thursday does actually improve the smell of Stockport Underbank.

That place is long overdue another Peterloo.

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