Back in the early 2010s, a fixture of 90s childhood went completely out of business. I am talking of course about the legend that is Blockbuster Video.
Poll of the day. Did you every have a Blockbuster Video Card?
— Laura Cohen (@LauraCohenSolo) August 29, 2018
I would visit Alaska just to visit that last Blockbuster video store.
— Pinche Jose (@jmuntd) August 31, 2018
But fear ye not, 90s kids. There is one single Blockbuster Video left in the entire world. It is located in Bend, Oregon; and in honor of itself being the last of its kind–in true Oregon hipster fashion–the last Blockbuster will be offering its own craft beer.
Last remaining Blockbuster gets its own beer: 'With a light body, smooth finish and hints of nostalgia' https://t.co/2DiNSJqAUE
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 30, 2018
10 Barrel Brewing Co., a local craft beer brewery, partnered with the long-forgotten video store to make “The Last Blockbuster,” a black ale that “pairs perfectly with buttery theater popcorn and your favorite movie-sized chocolate,” according to Fox News.
Just like everything else from Blockbuster: You only rent, you never buy.
— Alt. U.S. Press Sec. (@AltUSPressSec) August 30, 2018
— chasepino (@chasepino) August 30, 2018
Where's that at tho
— Erikolexrocks (@erikolex) August 30, 2018
If you don't recycle the bottle on time though it will cost you 30 bucks.
— Willie Everstop (@WillieEverstop) August 30, 2018
The beer will be sold at all ten local 10 Barrel breweries, as well as the Blockbuster itself, which has apparently seen some seriously nostalgic customers in the past few years.
“Every day, even before this, people would drive by and see the ‘Open’ sign and say, ‘Oh my gosh. How are you still here? Why are you still here?’” general manager Sandi Harding said to the Washington Post in an interview about the store being the final one of its kind in July.
Who still rents movies?
— Justin Leeds (@JustinLeeds2) August 30, 2018
It was always exciting going to pick out a movie.
— JM (@jbhmcmullen) August 30, 2018
— 10 Barrel Brewing (@10BarrelBrewing) August 27, 2018
The beer will debut later in the month of September at a public block party at the final Blockbuster itself.