For those of you who love to combine craft beer and heavy metal (and really, who doesn't?), Iron Maiden has added a new flavor to their homemade beer arsenal.
Called Light Brigade, the release of this golden English ale brings with it a charitable slant. Partnering with Robinsons Brewery, a portion of the proceeds for each sale will benefit Help for Heroes, a charitable organization in England whose goal is to help British Armed Forces veterans "who live with complex wounds and injuries – both physical and mental – and are looking to regain their purpose in life."
In a statement, Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson said, “We are very proud to have been asked to get involved. I have been an instructor on several of British Airways’ flight simulator ‘Flying Heroes’ days for Help for Heroes veterans, so I know the charity and the work that they do well. 'Light Brigade' is our interpretation of a golden ale that maintains the elements of strength and character that are the essence of Trooper but at a more sessionable level. In fact, the two beers complement each other very well."
'Light Brigade' will join the Maiden craft beer 'Trooper' when it releases on Feb. 19, although it will be available for pre-order through the Robinsons Brewery website beginning on Feb. 1.
Iron Maiden will be hitting the road with their Legacy of the Beast European tour which kicks off in Estonia on May 26.
Legacy of the Beast Tour Dates:
May 26 - Tallinn, Estonia - Saku Arena
May 28 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
June 1 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tele2 Arena (Click here for tickets)
June 3 - Trondheim, Norway - Rocks Dahls Arena
June 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Royal Arena
June 7 - Sölvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival,
June 9 - Munich, Germany - Rockavaria, Königsplatz
June 10 - Hannover, Germany - Expo Plaza
June 13 - Berlin, Germany - Waldbuhne
June 16 - Florence, Italy - Firenze Rocks
June 17 - Nickelsdorf, Austria - Novarock
June 20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Letnany Airport
June 22 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
June 24 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
June 26 - Geneva, Switzerland - Arena
June 28 - Sopron, Hungary - Volt Festival
June 30 - Freiburg, Germany - Messegelaende
July 1 - Arnhem, Netherlands - Gelredome
July 5 - Paris, France - AccorsHotel Arena
July 9 - Milan, Italy - San Siro Ippodromo
July 10 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
July 13 - Lisbon, Portugal - Altice Arena
July 14 - Madrid, Spain - Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
July 17 - Trieste, Italy - Piazza Della Unita D'Italia
July 20 - Athens, Greece - Rockwave
July 22 - Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Hills Of Rock
July 24 - Zagreb, Croatia - Zagreb Arena
July 27 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
July 31 - Newcastle, UK - Radio Arena
Aug. 2 - Belfast, UK - SSE Arena
Aug. 4 - Aberdeen, UK - Exhibition & Conference Centre
Aug. 6 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena
Aug. 7 - Birmingham, UK - Genting Arena
Aug. 10 - London, UK - O2 Arena (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 11 - London, UK - O2 Arena (Click here for tickets)