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Iron Maiden beer, Motorhead whisky: the best rock and metal beers, wines, whisky and gift ideas

The last few years have seen an explosion in branded beers, wines and spirits – with Iron Maiden's Trooper beer a particular success story. Here's a quick guide to what's available and where to get it. 

Please drink responsibly and always remember Lemmy's rule of drinking: it's not what you drink, or how much you drink, it's how quick you drink it.

Iron Maiden Trooper 8 x 500ml pack

Back in 2015, we reported that Maiden had sold 10 million pints of Trooper, so gawd only knows what they must be at now. Tescos do in 8 packs – a great starter beer guaranteed to get any self-respecting rock/metalhead party started.View Deal

Iron Maiden Trooper Keg (5L.)

Alternatively, get that 'real pub' feel by getting a Trooper Keg from Morrisons. Brilliant as a gift for the hairy-wot-has-everything or just for the weekend…View Deal

Iron Maiden Trooper Gift Set

If you're looking for something a bit more special, you could go for the Trooper gift set. It won't get you drunk, but it will be the kind of collectible that'll no doubt sell for big bucks in years to come.View Deal

Iron Maiden Trooper Beer Mats

…And if you really, REALLY want to impress, then the final touch is Trooper beer mats. Rumours that Trooper cocktail umbrellas are coming soon are untrue and just made up by me, just then.View Deal

Motorhead Road Crew beer (330ml x12)

Raise a toast to Lemmy with the official Motorhead beer – a lovely citrus-y American pale ale that was rolled out last year. One for beer drinkers and hell raisers…View Deal

Motorhead Bastard lager (330ml x6)

Still available, but only just, snap up what's left of Motorhead Bastard Swedish lager. We drank so much we can;t even remember what it tastes like, but the bottles alone are cool as f**k. View Deal

Motorhead Single Malt Whisky 70 cl

One for special occasions. Made by Sweden's own malt whisky brewery Mackmyra Svensk, it's well reviewed and very collectible. A great gift for a Motorhead fan - or to yourself.View Deal

Motorhead Shiraz Rose Wine

You might not associate Motorhead with wine, but in the last couple of years of his life, Lemmy was a wine drinker, switching from JD & coke to rose wine on "doctor's orders" (it's made out of fruit, it's gotta be healthy, right?). This is official 'Head brand, also available in red.View Deal

Motorhead Gift Set Bundle

Featuring shot glasses, pint glass, bottle opener, hip flask and coaster set, this might seem pricey at first glance, but if you buy them all separately, it soon mounts up, a nice set for anyone born to raise hell.


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Funko Pop Lemmy

Aw! Look at those puppy dog eyes! Yep, the Pop Vinyl Lemmy is like the great man redesigned by a madly sentimental metalhead toy maker, and looks very little like the man himself – but that's part of the charm. Forget beer drinking and hell-raising – he's toooo cuuute!View Deal

Slayer Reign in Blood wine 

A 2010 Californian Cabernet from the home state of metal's most fearsome dudes - if you down this in one (NB: NEVER down this in one), the lyrics of Angel of Death make perfect sense and the guitar solo sounds like a melodic and carefully-crafted masterpiece to rank alongside Stairway To Heaven. True Story.


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Status Quo Limited Edition Dog of Two Head Ale Gift Set 

The price is a bit steep for a bottle of beer – but this is a collectible, not something for a night on the sauce. View Deal

Rolling Stones Forty Licks Merlot

A cheeky red from rock's grand old hell raisers, launched to mark their 50th year. Get it, stick it in the wine cellar, sell it later? Or just get it down you - you choose.View Deal

Rolling Stones Gift Pack Crystal Head Vodka 70 cl

Cool, collectible, rare and featuring a 2CD best-of, this is a great gift for a Stones aficionado and is a double-whammy in the band-booze stakes: Crystal Head vodka is owned by Blues Brother Dan Ackroyd and contains no additives, added sugar or citrus oils, common in many types of vodka. And it comes in a glass skull. No other vodka bottle is as cool.View Deal

Crystal Head Vodka 5cl Miniature

Can't afford £90 for the Stones Crystal Vodka set? How about £9 for a cool gift idea?  From Blues Brother Dan Ackroyd's Crystal Head, after you drink the vodka you have a great glass skull to keep, fill with whatever you fancy or use as a candle holder. View Deal

The Pogues Whiskey

The Pogues Whiskey is actually a decent wee dram, if you like Irish whiskey, proven by the fact that it's available in decent pubs everywhere. It doesn't make you as poetic as Shane MacGowan but neither do your teeth fall out, so swings and roundabouts. Also available in a Gift Hamper. Lend me 10 pounds and I'll buy you a drink etc.


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The Police Synchronicity Syrah

It's a message in a bottle - and the message is "Every breath you take... will stink of booze and your teeth will be red". 

But, c'mon, it'll be worth it. View Deal

Grateful Dead Steal your Face Syrah

Brilliantly named, the Steal your Face Syrah didn't just steal our face, it nicked our inhibitions, poured doubt on our ability to walk, and misplaced our memories of the entire night. 

You know what they say: if you remember the 60s, you weren't really there.View Deal

AC/DC hipflask

An essential part of any gig-goer's armoury, this AC/DC hipflask will be your friend in times of need and bring succour to, well, that mate of yours who never has any money on him and depends on you to get the rounds in.View Deal

Skull shot glasses

Look! Shot glasses that are skull-shaped! Life is complete.View Deal

Sammy Hagar's Cooking & Partying Handbook

Listen, if there's a guy who knows how to have a good time, it's the Red Rocker: former Montrose and Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar. If you're having a party, do it properly: the Hagar way.View Deal