Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Offered Job as Brewery Tour Guide
Frontman for one of the biggest and best metal bands of all time? Check. Commerically licensed pilot with a fiery passion for aviation? Check. Brewery tour guide? Ch… wait, not so fast! Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson may operate planes as a pilot in addition to singing for the beloved metal band, but he is not a brewery employee, at least not yet.
Dickinson, a true Renaissance man, was offered as job as such since Robinsons, the makers of the band's new branded Trooper beer, were so impressed by his efforts at the beverage's launch event.
The millionth pint of the cask ale, which launched a mere two months ago, has already been sold, a fact revealed in the company's newsletter, as reported by Classic Rock. That means Maiden fans are dedicated drinkers. The company also recapped the reception and how pleased they were with Dickinson's demeanor.
The excerpt is as follows:
Trooper was officially launched on May 9 at Robinsons’ new visitor centre – a day that will certainly remembered, as the brewery experienced a product launch like no other. With a reception attended by over 100 influential brewing trade representatives, Bruce conducted a tour of the new brewhouse to explain the process of how Trooper ale is made. Robinsons were so impressed with Bruce’s tour they offered him a job as a brewery tour guide – if he ever gets tired of performing to millions of Maiden fans, flying airplanes, fencing and brewing beer, that is.
The company also said that the Maiden faithful are driving the sales of the beer, demanding it from their pubs directly. As we said previously, Maiden fans like their beer and have responded in turn.