#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers day 34
Maiden Cheshire, this is the brainchild (not the Wrathchild) of Iron Maiden singer, the Air Raid Siren Bruce Dickinson himself.
The man knows vocals. He also knows beer.
It would have been a big risk putting his name to a beer that wasn’t to the brewing industry what Maiden are to music.
Thankfully, the “premium” is not just on the bottle, it’s inside it.
Malt, citrus, three types of hops. It could so easily have gone wrong, but thankfully Dickinson teamed up with a high quality brewer and got this bang on.
Where in the North?
Seven miles from Manchester city centre, Stockport is a large town that has a proud history of manufacturing, from hemp to hats!
That history actually makes for a really visually interesting landscape, thanks to the centuries of industrial architecture.
The town was birthplace to a huge array of musicians, TV presenters and actors, my favourite being Tim McInnerny of Blackadder fame (Lord Percy, Captain Darling). Pass me a pint of Robinsons, Darling...
https://www.visitmanchester.com/visitor-information/stockport-tourist-information-centre-p24071 (They don't seem to have a site for tourists - shame)
Whilst being part of Manchester, Stockport is actually where the River Mersey forms with the merger of two other rivers, the Tame and the Goyt.
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I’m 44, I don’t (always) have a beard (partly because when I try it is patchy, has gaps, with ginger and grey bits) and don’t take a clipboard to the pub. So, I’m not the stereotypical real ale fan of old, in the style that I was always told to look out for...read more