There’s an 80’s song that talks about video killing the radio star. Then came the internet, and movie streaming that eventually killed Blockbuster, what was once America’s largest movie rental service. There is only one Blockbuster left, and it’s located in Bend, Oregon. 10 Barrel Brewing is based nearby that last lonely bastion of physical media rental (unless you’re still using Redbox.) Of course, such a thing calls for a beer collaboration. Here’s nostalgic flashback in beer form – 10 Barrel Brewing The Last Blockbuster.
Don’t act like you didn’t snag a mountain of candy on the way out the door on your rental adventure. 10 Barrel Brewing The Last Blockbuster screams popcorn and movie theater candy, and they certainly did so in abundance.
The beer is subtitled a “S1nistor Black Ale’ with nuances of red licorice. The image the brewery is circulating has more theater candy in the background, but no mention of the label.
We’d almost think it’s an April Fool’s Joke if it didn’t pop up in August.
The brewery and PR company of record have not responded to a request for more details…
10 Barrel Crush Cucumber Sour
Meet Widmer Fizz, an interesting hybrid beer. Fizz is brewed with Meyer lemons, fresh ginger, and finished with champagne yeast. The result is an effervescent, bubby, summer offering.
“We got together with the 10 Barrel team, and they helped push this beer way out of the box,” said Ben Dobler, innovation brewer at Widmer Brothers Brewing. “We’re calling Fizz a ‘spritzer-style ale’ because the beer was inspired by spritzer champagne cocktails, and we feel like it’s a great description of what the beer actually delivers. The champagne yeast, Meyer lemon, and fresh ginger give it a really refreshing summertime taste.”
Widmer Brothers Fizz will be available in limited quantities in 22oz bottles, and draft.
5.5% ABV, 20 IBUs
Behold the next Stone Brewing Co Collaboration – Suede. For this release, Stone’s Mitch Steele teams up with Megan O’Leary Parisi of Bluejacket in D.C., and Tonya Cornell from 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, OR. The cross country melding of brewers minds finds them creating an imperial porter with avocado honey, plus jasmine and calendula flowers from Stone Farms. The result? Suede is described by their creators as “soft and seductive” and an “all season wonder.”
A formal announce is to follow from Stone. Look for this new edition in the coming months.
Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Jasmine Flowers, Calendula Flowers, Honey)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft