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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson revitalises The Good Beer Guide

The upcoming edition of Good Beer Guide will feature a cover and a foreword supplied by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson.

The UK beer and pub guide, owned by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) surveys 4,500 of the best pubs across Britain and has long been heralded as the best source of information for people seeking the best pints in the nation’s pubs.

In the 51st edition for 2024, Dickinson’s foreword looks at the cultural tradition of pubs in Britain and highlights the importance of protecting the heritage, charm and welcoming nature of pubs and clubs, and not taking them for granted.

Added to this, the sentiment of the tie-up reflects how pubs and clubs are a rite of passage for many bands and musicians starting out in the UK, just like Iron Maiden themselves began their career almost 50 years ago playing in London pubs.

The cover of The Good Beer Guide 2024 features Eddie, Iron Maiden’s mascot and icon of the band’s range of Trooper beers, brewed by Stockport brewery Robinsons. This year, Trooper celebrates its 10th anniversary and since its launch has established its reputation among beer and music fans.

CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona said: “We’re honoured to have Bruce Dickinson pen the foreword for The Good Beer Guide 2024. As we enter our second half century of producing the Guide, there is no one better to introduce this year’s edition, and highlight what makes these institutions so worth visiting.”

Antona added: “The last few years have been an incredibly difficult time for the industry, and we need more support than ever before to keep our nation’s pubs open and thriving. I’d encourage everyone to use this year’s Guide to visit the very best pubs across the UK and support them for generations to come.”

The Good Beer Guide 2024 is set to be published on 28 September, with options to order the standard editions, alternative cover and hardback editions available via the CAMRA shop which is now accepting pre-orders.

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