St Peter’s unveils The Original Stormtrooper beers


St Peter's The Original Stormtrooper

St Peter’s Brewery has launched The Original Stormtrooper collection of beers in time for the ninth and final instalment of the Star Wars film franchise.

The Suffolk-based brewer collaborated with license holder The Sourceror Ltd to create Galactic Pale Ale and Lightspeed Pilsner Lager, two 4.2% ABV beers inspired by the iconic Stormtrooper image from the films.

Described as a hoppy and aromatic session ale, Galactic Pale Ale offers aromas of grapefruit, pine and herbs, followed by a soft bitterness and earthy undertones. It is available in 330ml can, keg and cask.

The second beer, Lightspeed Pilsner Lager, is a classic lager “with a twist”. Pilsner malt is used to deliver a “subtle maltiness with hints of sweetcorn”. This is balanced by a “gentle bitterness, alongside citrus, resin and stone fruit hop aromas”, derived from the dry hop process of maturing the beer with specially imported Australian Galaxy and US Millennium hops. It is available in 330ml cans and keg.

John Hadingham, managing director at St Peter’s Brewery, said: “This is a joint venture between ourselves and The Sourceror and we’re incredibly excited to bring the trade two new beers that are not only delicious and highly drinkable, but also reflect the amazing hype and loyal following that surrounds this iconic brand.

“Already the interest in these beers is phenomenal and we’ve had a raft of enquiries from buyers both at home and abroad. We are sure these new launches will have huge appeal.”

Ben Fowler at The Sourceror added: “This is a fantastic new partnership with a very exciting brand that has far-reaching appeal.

“The iconic Stormtrooper image is known throughout the world and we’re very excited to bring it onto the beer scene, marrying brilliant, eye-catching design with award-winning brewing expertise. These launches are just the start; Stormtrooper has huge opportunity for growth.”

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