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  HALLOWED BE THY ALE: IRON MAIDEN LAUNCH NEW BELGIAN STYLE BEER
6th July 2017


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After the success of Trooper Beer and previous limited edition ales Trooper 666 and Red 'N' Black, Iron Maiden, in conjunction with their partners on all three products, independent family brewers Robinsons, have unveiled a brand new Belgian-style beer named Hallowed.

Trooper Beer has been a phenomenal success, reportedly selling over fifteen million pints since it was launched in 2013 and now Robinsons's master brewer Martyn Weeks and Maiden frontman and gourmet ale lover Bruce Dickinson have teamed up and created something very special for beer and Metal fans.

Bruce said on Hallowed Beer:

"What makes this brew pretty special is that we're adopting a Belgian yeast for the first time. I'm a big fan of Belgian beers, so I jumped at the chance to brew my own.

"While I get very excited about experimenting with new formulas and ingredients, the thing about Belgian beer is that it's as much a way of life as it is a drink. We've tried to bottle that philosophy in Hallowed, albeit with a British twist."

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Hallowed is 6.0% ABV and comes in a 330ml bottle. It's a Belgian-inspired beer that is brewed in England and is also one of the first beers to be brewed by Robinsons Brewery that uses Belgian yeast.

Robinsons have not changed the yeast used in their beers since 1942.

Martyn Weeks said:

"It's all in the yeast. Belgian yeast yields a very distinct taste and presentation. You can sniff out a Belgian beer simply from its aromas: fruity, spicy and earthy.

"Belgian yeasts withstand higher alcohol levels, they attenuate well and create an array of phenolics and esters. Put simply, this means more flavour and I think Hallowed drinkers are in for a treat."

And as with all Maiden product, Eddie is most prominent, this time appearing on Hallowed bottle labels in traditional monk's clothing, a nod to the Trappist monastic brewing tradition in Belgium.

Hallowed will be available from October 2017 for a limited period of four months. Information on exactly where the beer will be available will be released on Iron Maiden Beer's and Robinsons Brewery's social media accounts in due course.

Last weekend Maiden guitarist Dave Murray absolutely scotched silly rumours that the band may be on the verge of retiring and that the current 'The Book Of Souls' world tour which is blazing a trail through North America at the moment could be the band's last.

Dave told The Press Enterprise:

"We're not stopping after this tour; this isn't the last tour by any means. We're going to finish this one out, which we're having a lot of fun [doing], and then we're going to take some time off and next year there's going to be some surprises."

Remaining tour dates:
July 7th: Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheater
July 9th: Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 11th: Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 12th: St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 15th: Toronto, Canada Budweiser Stage
July 16th: Quebec City, Canada Videotron Centre
July 19th: Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
July 21st: Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

13th May 2013: Drinking Trooper Ale With Bruce Dickinson On A Sunday Afternoon





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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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