Iron Maiden Releasing New Stronger Limited Edition Beer

(Classic Rock) Iron Maiden will release a stronger version of their Trooper beer - to mark the original brew selling 10 million pints. The limited-edition beverage was once again created by frontman Bruce Dickinson, in association with the UK's Robinsons Brewery.

And while Trooper, launched in 2013, sells at 4.7% ABV, the 666 version is 6.6% ABV. Dickinson says: "Our fans have been asking for a stronger brew, and it seemed only right to this at 6.6%."

But he continues: "Despite the links with our song The Number Of The Beast, the name has come about as some research by historian Terry Brighton. He's shown there were 666 soldiers who rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 - and not just the 600 of Tennyson's famous poem." Read more here.

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