The rock band has created a new beer to support military charity Help For Heroes.

The 4.1 per cent ABV golden beer, called Light Brigade, has been made at Robinsons brewery in Stockport, the same brewer that makes the band's successful Trooper range of ales.

The charity will receive 6p from every pint and 5p from every bottle to help in its work supporting servicemen and women who live with complex wounds and injuries and are looking to regain their purpose in life.



"We are very proud to have been asked to get involved," said Iron Maiden frontman and ale aficionado Bruce Dickinson.

"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."

Robinsons and Iron Maiden launched Trooper almost five years ago and the beer has since sold more than 20 million pints worldwide.

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