Iron Maiden

Bogan Beer flying off the shelves

A beer every bogan can dream of drinking and they are, it is literally flying off the shelves.

Puts Tui to shame…perhaps they could enter into a licensing arrangement?

Bruce introduces ‘Trooper’ from Trooper on Vimeo.

A family-run brewery in Stockport has moved to an unprecedented six-day week to meet a stampede of demand from its newest customer base – Iron Maiden fans.

‘Trooper’, an Iron-Maiden designed real ale, will not launch until next month but already 300,000 pints have been pre-ordered by avid fans around the world and retailers from more than 100 countries have applied to stock it.

“For the first time in our history we’re brewing three times a day and six days a week,” said David Bremner, marketing director at 175-year-old brewer Robinsons. That’s more than double the normal two batches a day, four days a week brewing schedule.

The top-secret project was revealed to fans in March through a post on Iron Maiden’s Facebook page and within three hours Trooper became the third most followed beer on Facebook with 22,000 fans. It now has more than 42,000 ‘likes’ on the social networking site.

“I’ve never known anything like it for a band’s following globally,” said Mr Bremner, who added that Robinsons has spent nothing on marketing the beer.

“Normally we’d have to spend a fortune to get this sort of publicity.”

Whale Week What Was

Steve Harris - Iron Maiden, Whale Oil Beef HookedSaturday started with a Face of the Day photo that was a bit hard to look at before breakfast.  Cam finds a Frenchman worthy of respect, and is pleased to find they aren’t all cheese eating surrender monkeysCount Jacques le Bel de Penguilly does have a poofy name though.  Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a play that Whale suggests David Farrar should review for his Womans Weekly blog.  Australia charges its second Catholic Priest for child sex crimes, and this blog continues to ask:  Why is New Zealand immune?  We’re either better than the rest of the world or we’re still covering it up.  Which is it, and why?   Sadly, another Cry Baby post where we highlight those who aren’t taking personal responsibility.  This time, people who booked on Jetstar had their flights cancelled are in the paper bleating they’ll never fly Jetstar again.  If only they knew this could happen, eh?  Sharing a public space is tough when the others are eating, playing music and talking on their phones.  Cam Slater throws in a joke about an ERO school inspector and Hekia Parata, and follows it up with a post where he reveals that politicians lie.  Yeah.  Why do women wear high heels?  It can get to the point of ridiculousness for sure. An interesting post showing that a Connecticut newspaper is still advertising guns right next to Sandy Hook School news.  That was followed by a post of dash cam footage from 1927 as well as dash cam footage of a plane crash last week.  Next a top drawer post about glow in the dark toilet paper and poop hand soap.  Only on WOBH.   An interesting BBC2 short about Gordon Buchanan turning himself potential into Polar Bear lunch leads a post about Iron Maiden showing Steve Harris wearing a Whale Oil Beef Hooked T-Shirt.  Perhaps we should avoid NZ Herald Stock tips:  Australian shares are hot apparently?  Especially those APN stocks.  Oh, and Fairfax stocks are doing just great as well.  And as we wind down towards the end of the Saturday, we have a post about a CK Stead letter in which he slams the Binnie report as having clear bias.   Read more »

Looks like Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris is a fan

via the tipline

He is apparently selling his house…but in the article at The Daily Mail they had the image below.

This photo certainly shows that it looks like Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is a fan of the blog.

Steve Harris - Iron Maiden, Whale Oil Beef Hooked

 

I have enjoyed many Iron Maiden songs over the years…and especially Steve Harris’ great bass efforts.

He has released his first solo album in September 2012, called British Lion.

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