The lead singer of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson will be delivering a keynote address at the 2019 CBC 2019 in Denver next April. Not sure if he’ll be donning tights and breaking into his classic vocal from The Number of the Beast but we’re still pretty excited.
Widely as the lead singer for Iron Maiden, the legendary British heavy metal band, Bruce Dickinson is very much a renaissance man.
In addition to fronting a historic band that have released thirty-eight albums over its storied more than four decade run, Dickinson is also a commercial pilot, brewmaster, and business entrepreneur.
Dickinson was a pilot and marketing director for Astraeus Airlines, a company which leased aircraft to other carriers. And he’s currently the chairman and founder of Cardiff Aviation which specializes in heavy maintenance of Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft.
Dickinson is also involved in an airship venture to manufacture lighter than air hybrid transport aircraft and with Pouncer, the incredible edible drone developed by Windhorse Aerospace that will safely fly humanitarian aid into hard to access disaster areas.
He’s also active pilot who in 2016 flew the band around the globe on their “Book of Souls” world tour in their own 747.
And in addition to all that, Dickinson is a brewer and serious about his beer. In 2013 Dickeson personally designed and developed Trooper, a collaboration between Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery that went on to become an international success.
That beer led to many serious brewing projects including the amped up Trooper 666 with its 6.66% ABV and 2017’s Hallowed a 6% ABV Belgian Ale that took its name from the song Hallowed Be They Name, which first appeared on the band’s bestselling 1982 album The Number of the Beast.
The announcement that Dickinson will be keynoting at next year’s Craft Beer Conference is a brilliant pop-cultural addition to the world’s most important professional brewing event
And we can only hope that he brings the band along for an early morning rendition of Hallowed Be Thy Name…just sayin.’