Bruce Dickinson reveals Iron Maiden’s Sun And Steel lager in new unboxing video

Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden (opens in new tab)’s new Sun And Steel saké lager has gone on sale in the UK.

The latest collaboration between the band and Robinsons Brewery was revealed back in March – and as the brew is now on sale in select Morrisons stores in the UK, the brewery have released a video showing Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson (opens in new tab) unboxing and tasting the lager.

Dickinson says: “We wanted to do something a bit special so we decided to do something with Japanese saké yeast to add some extra aroma and flavour. It is delicious and it looks pretty cool as well!”

Sun And Steel is the sixth beer in the Trooper range (opens in new tab), with the new lager a 4.8% ABV pilsner-style, double fermented hybrid lager made with both lager and saké yeasts.

The idea for the beer came from the vocalist, with help from Robinsons’ Head Brewer Martyn Weeks, and is said to have been inspired by a meeting between Dickinson and long-time Iron Maiden fan George Yusa – the owner of the 300 year old Okunomatsu Saké Brewery in Fukushima. 

Iron Maiden are currently preparing to take The Legacy Of The Beast tour to the US, Canada and South America (opens in new tab), with the first show set to take place at the Sunrise BB&T Center in Florida on July 18.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.