Blockbuster Beer
Claire Miles - September 9, 2018

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

Everyone that grew up in the ’80s and ’90s knows that Blockbuster was the absolute coolest place ever.  Whenever our parents agreed to take us, we would run up and down the aisles searching for the best movies.

We would first head for the new releases, and then if nothing excited us, we would head over to the older classics and look for something that looked like it would provide a good laugh.  A visit to Blockbuster was always the highlight of our week, and the fact that there’s only one location left is completely heart shattering…

The very last location is located in Bend, Oregon, but thankfully – the store has no plans on closing down although the others came to end this year.  Movie rentals of course aren’t are profitable as they once were, but it seems as though Blockbuster has found a great solution to ensuring that they will make enough money to survive.
They’ve decided to created a Blockbuster-themed beer. Yep, you that read that right. This unique beer not only features a label that looks just like an old VHS case, but the flavor is totally nostalgic and will take you back to all those movie nights back in the day.
The name of the beer couldn’t be more appropriate, called ‘The Last Blockbuster’ and features a dark ale with hints of red licorice and hints of cocoa.