Everyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s knows that Blockbuster was the coolest place in the world. Every opportunity you'd get, you'd rush down to the video store to search the aisles for your new favorite movie.
You'd always check the new releases first, and if nothing sparked your curiosity, you'd head over to the older movies and search until something looked fun.
It was always the best part of the week, and the fact that there is only one Blockbuster left in the country is kind of heartbreaking.
The last location is located in Bend, Oregon, after all of the Alaskan locations shut down earlier this year. The store has no plans on closing even though all the other stores seemed to fade out, but people wondered how they planned on making money.
Movie rentals aren't exactly the booming business they used to be, but it seems as though they've figured out the perfect solution.
The last Blockbuster location has teamed up with 10 Barrel Brewing Company to create a Blockbuster-themed beer.
The last Blockbuster store in America is right here in Bend, and we were lucky enough to brew an extremely special beer with them. We promise each sip will deliver you back to a time when cracking open that blue and white VHS case was the sound of an epic Saturday evening. To celebrate the beer release, we are throwing a block party at... You guessed it. Blockbuster! Grab some popcorn and head to our Facebook for party details. #bekindrewind and #drinkbeer 🍿 🍻
That's right, you'll be able to buy a beer that no only features a label that looks like an old VHS case, but it also has some flavors that may remind you of your old movie nights.
If you recall, Blockbuster was a one-stop-shop when it came to getting all the chocolates, licorice and popcorn you needed for your movie night, and this beer takes some of those flavors into consideration.
The Blockbuster beer's name is appropriate and simple, it's called The Last Blockbuster and features a dark ale with hints of cocoa and red licorice.
What are you doing with your Monday night?! Make it a blockbuster night! Got week long rentals starting as low as .99¢ and make sure you pick up your limited edition t-shirt! Like and share to help spread the world that Blockbuster Bend is STILL HERE!! #blockbuster #lastblockbuster #bend #bendoregon #movies #vhs #oldschool
The brewery released a statement that claims it "pairs perfectly with buttery theater popcorn and your favorite movie-sized chocolate with a light body, smooth finish, and hints of nostalgia."
You'll be able to purchase the beer at the location in Bend, but they will also be releasing it at 10 different 10 Barrel pubs across the country.