East of the M60 reviews another real ale, and unlike the last one, imbibed a little closer to home.
- Beer: ‘Trooper’ (4.8%);
- Type of Beer: Premium Bitter/Golden Ale;
- Brewery: Robinsons, Stockport, Cheshire;
- Quaffed at: The Arden Arms, Stockport.
Not so long ago, Robinsons Brewery launched a successful ale in cooperation with Bury band Elbow. This year, the front man from Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson emulated that feat with a strong bitter named after a Top 20 Hit of theirs from 1983.
Once more, not so long ago (well, around March of this year to be honest), East of the M60 mentioned this and – true to form – decided to sample the beer itself. Where else could you try their ale apart from in Stockport (and especially so in one of Robinsons’ most revered pubs, The Arden Arms no less)?