Iron Maiden - Trooper
ABV - 4.8%
Arguably the most successful band beer in the world, Iron Maiden's Trooper has become the blueprint for a successful collaboration. In partnership with Robinsons Brewery in Stockport England, Trooper has gained leigions of fans in since its inception in 2013. The original Trooper ESB has a deep golden color and rich maltiness. Trooper's blend of Bobek, Goldings and Cascade hops also provide a subtle hint of lemon to the beer. No doubt the unique taste and branding of Trooper led it to be one of the most renowned beers in the world, selling over a million pints in the UK alone after only a few months on the market.
For more info, visit: http://trooperbeer.com/
Iron Maiden - Trooper 666
ABV - 6.6%
After seeing the success of the original Trooper beer, Robinsons wanted to create a special edition of their famed beer. Hence, Trooper 666 was born. The limited brew featured the exact same recipe as the original Trooper, but it was brewed to a higher gravity, giving the beer a 6.6% ABV. Same recipe, same flavor but more booze! As might be expected, people went nuts for Trooper 666 and it has since sold out of all stock.
For more info, visit: https://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/store/trooper-666/c-24/p-387
Iron Maiden - Trooper Red 'N' Black
ABV - 6.8%
Iron Maiden's newest addition to their burgeoning beer portfolio is Trooper Red 'N' Black. Deviating from the winning recipe that made up their first two beers, Red 'N' Black is Iron Maiden's take on a classic porter which takes its inspiration from a Robinson's recipe from the mid 19th century! Like the Trooper 666, Red 'N' Black is a limited edition, so don't wait to get your hands on a few of these.
For more info, visit: https://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/store/red-n%27-black-porter/c-24/p-2029
Iron Reagan - Just Say Go
Belgian Black Tripel
ABV - 8.4%
When members of Municipal Waste, Darkest Hour and Cannibis Corpse get together to create a new band you know it's bound to be pretty awesome, so when Iron Reagan burst onto the scene in 2012 with their unique brand of crossover thrash it was an instant success. So much so that Richmond Virginia's Strangeways Brewing took notice and decided to collaborate on a new beer with them. Titled Just Say Go, the Belgian Black Tripel features all the usual charactaristics of a good tripel, but to spice things up it was brewed with Jellybeans and aged in oak barrels. The result is a confounding yet delicious beer as unique as the band it was brewed with.
For more info, visit: http://strangewaysbrewing.com/beers/just-say-go/
Julianna Barwick - Rosabi
Imperial Pale Ale
ABV - 8.0%
Julianna Barwick got together with Dogfish Head to collaborate on a beer that may have one of the more unusual ingredients on this list. For her beer called Rosabi, Barwick and Dogfish founder Sam Calagione settled on using Wasabi to set the beer apart. That's right, wasabi. Apparantly, the Japanese root adds bittering to the hops as well as provides a subtle heat to the aftertaste of the beer. On top of creating a really good beer together, Barwick and Dogfish also released a limited 10" vinyl record of her Rosabi EP in select packages.
For more info, visit: http://www.dogfish.com/brewery/beer/rosabi
Kid Rock - Badass American Lager
ABV - 4.2%
When you think of Kid Rock, do you envision good beer? Probably not, but that's not to say that Kid Rock's motivations behind starting his own beer company, called the American Badass Beer Company, aren't pretty damn admirable. In 2008 when the Belgian company InBev bought out the iconic Anheuser-Busch brand, Rock became so irritated that he decided to start his own brewing company. It was his way of "instilling American pride" (source). While Kid Rock's intentions are good, he has a long way to go before filling the sizeable gap left by AB. As of this writing, Rock's beer is available only in Michigan.
For more info, visit: http://www.americanbadassbeer.com/index.php
Kiss - Destroyer
ABV - 4.7%
OK, this shouldn't come to a surprise to anyone. Kiss has their own beer because, well, Kiss has their own everything. Halloween costume? Check. Casket? Got it. Condoms? Sure thing. So why not add beer to the list? It would be foolish to question the business acumen of a band that is famous around the world in spite of only having two songs chart in the Billboard top 10, so Kiss clearly knows what they are doing, but this beer just didn't seem to resonate with fans. Production of Destroyer seems to have halted only a year after it was launched. So much for partying every day.
For more info, visit: http://www.iconbeverages.co.uk/kiss
Kvelertak - Kvelerbrau
ABV - 6.66%
Probably the coolest thing you can get at a concert these days is an exclusive shirt or poster specifically made for that event. Getting show specific memerobilia is the ultimate collectors item. Norway's Kvelertak took that idea one step further. Back in 2011 at one of their shows in Wein, Austria, the band sold a batch of their home brewed beer called Kvelerbrau. The beer, which was brewed with honey and hate and featured an ABV of 6.66% was made available for one night only. Further emphasizing just how cool this was is the fact that there were only 30 bottles available to purchase. Talk about a holy grail of cool band merch!
For more info, visit: http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/23127/KVELERTAK-Brew-Their-Own-Beer
Lair of the Minotaur - Evil Power
ABV - 7.2%
When Chicago's Lair of the Minotaur were putting the final touches on their fourth album, 2010's Evil Power, they got together with 3 Floyds Brewing Co. to collaborate on a new beer to promote the record. The result was Evil Power, a heady Imperial Pilsner that sports a 7.2% ABV and crisp flavor. Like most of the other collaborations with 3 Floyds, Evil Power was initially brewed only once, but it was brought back in 2013 to promote the bands appearance at the Three Floyds Dark Lord Day Festival.
For more info, visit: http://www.3floyds.com/beer/evil-power/
Leftover Salmon - Silver Salmon
India-style Pale Lager
ABV - 4.86%
In late 2015, two Colorado institutions were celebrating milestone anniversary's. That year, both Breckenridge Brewery and Leftover Salmon made their 25th trips around the sun, so why not comemorate their success together? They did just that when they got together to collaborate on the Silver Salmon India-style Pale lager which is a hoppy yet light, thirst-quenching style. Also, when fans purchased a 22 ounce bottle of Silver Salmon, they recieved a download code for Leftover Salmon's newest live album titled 25.
For more info, visit: http://leftoversalmon.com/site/silversalmoniplandlivealbum/