Posted by Chris Harris on May 11, 2013 in NewsI’d be bummed if I were Swedish, knowing I could be drinking Iron Maiden beer, if not for some silly artwork snafu.
Reports claim the sale of Iron Maiden’s Trooper brew is on hold in Sweden because the country’s state-run liquor store monopoly, Systembolaget, raised legal concerns over the skull and crossbones imagery on the label.
“There has been a discussion about the label. The alcohol law stipulates how it can look. We therefore don’t yet know when it can be launched,” Therese Elmgren at Systembolaget told reporters.
Of course, the label on the 4.8 percent-strength Trooper’s bottles is taken from Iron Maiden’s single The Trooper, released in 1983.
This is not the first time Systembolaget have been dicks.
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