Iron Maiden and BrewDog launch “feisty” new Hellcat lager
Iron Maiden have teamed up with BrewDog for a new lager, Hellcat.
The “feisty” new 6% ABV India Pale Lager will be brewed in Columbus, Ohio, and is going to be exclusively available in America online and via select retailers later in the year.
“I’ve been looking for the perfect partner with whom to bring a fresh, exciting beer to the U.S.,” Bruce Dickinson tells American Craft Beer. “I’ve long been an admirer of BrewDog, not just because of their beers, but also of their attitude and style. When I met the BrewDog team, we discovered the respect is mutual, and that we could make an undeniably unique beer together.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with a world-renowned rock band like Iron Maiden,” adds James Watt, CEO and Co-Founder of BrewDog. “Iron Maiden, like BrewDog, have maintained their spirit of independence throughout their stellar career. Hellcat is a hop-forward lager with a golden hazy appearance and crisp finish – an epic beer worthy of this massive collaboration.”
Hellcat is said to have “a citrus-forward flavour” with “an epically complex balance of malts and hops”. Check it out below:
Recently, guitarist Adrian Smith hinted that the band have some “very, very exciting things in the pipeline”.
“I think it’ll be worth the wait, put it like that, as far as the Maiden things go,” he teased. “There are some very, very exciting things in the pipeline. So that’s all I can say, really… But I think the fans are gonna be delighted.”
Catch Iron Maiden next year on the Legacy Of The Beast tour next year at the following:
4 Finland Hyvinkää Rockfest
11 UK Donington Download Festival
13 N.Ire Belfast Ormeau Park Belsonic Festival
16 Belgium, Dessel Graspop
18 Denmark, Copenhagen, Copenhell
20 Czech Republic Prague Sinobo Stadium
23 Norway Oslo Tons Of Rock
26 France Paris La Defense Arena
27 Netherlands Arnhem Gelredome
30 Switzerland Zurich Hallenstadion
2 Germany Cologne Rhein-Energie-Stadium
4 Germany Berlin Waldbühne
7 Italy Bologna Sonic Park
9 Germany Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen
10 Austria Wiener Neustadt Stadium Open-Air
20 Germany Bremen Bürgerweide
22 Sweden Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
24 Poland Warsaw PGE Narodowy
26 Germany Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Park
29 Spain Barcelona Olympic Stadium
31 Portugal Lisbon Estadio Nacional
Stay up-to-date on all cancelled and rescheduled tours, festivals and events this year.
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