Iron Maiden Announce “Trooper Sun And Steel” Saké-Infused Lager

Iron Maiden have announced a new saké-infused lager called “Sun And Steel.” The double-fermented lager is the latest addition to the band’s “Trooper” beer line. Bruce Dickinson and Robinsons Brewery’s head brewer Martyn Weeks created the beer with George Yusa, who owns the 300-year-old Okunomatsu Saké Brewery in Fukushima, Japan. They also obtained permission from the Japanese government to brew it with authentic saké yeast. The drink will be available in the UK on May 6 and will then receive a worldwide release at a later date. Dickinson commented:

“This has been such an exciting project. I had a crazy idea to try and make a saké infused lager and over two and a half years later, here we are! I know Martyn and the team at Robinsons have had to become mad scientists to make this work but the end result is a really unique hybrid beer that tastes fantastic. Trooper fans have been asking for a lager, and here it is. I bet you would never have guessed we would do it like this though!”

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