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Port Moody's newest brewery will take you back to the future

Rewind Beer Co. will be the sixth addition to Brewers Row on Murray Street.
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Port Moody's newest addition to Brewers Row on Murray Street is teasing a retro tasting room experience that includes handles for its taps crafted from vintage 80s brick phones.

Another addition to Port Moody’s Brewers Row won't just bring new beers to the city’s famed Murray Street strip of craft breweries, it’s also travelling back in time.

Rewind Beer Co. hasn’t yet revealed when it will roll up the big garage doors at 2809 Murray St., but it’s already teasing its 1980s and 90s vibe.

The brewery is serving up tantaliizng glimpses of how it plans to bring the not-so-distant past back to life.

Callbacks on its social media channels to the culture of those decades have included VCRs, the Rubik's Cube, New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), televisions shows like Knightrider, Perfect Strangers and Saved by the Bell, as well as vanished local landmarks like the Stardust roller skating rink in Surrey and Splashdown Park in Tsawwassen.

Among the sneak peeks into Rewind's throwback tasting room decor are:

  • wood panelling
  • a wall of mirrors
  • a bar built of glass bricks
  • tap handles crafted from old 80s brick portable phones

The excitement among beer buffs of a certain vintage is already building.

"Digging out my snap bracelet, slouch socks and NKOTB shirt for the opening," said one commenter on Instagram.

"Just what I need after an afternoon of volleyball in my cut-off jean shorts and Vaurnet sunglasses," added another.

In its application for a lounge license to the B.C. Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, Rewind is anticipating a capacity of 100 people for its tasting room, and another 100 for its outdoor patio.

When Rewind does open, it will extend Port Moody's Brewers Row to six craft breweries (in alphabetical order):

As well, Fraser Mills Fermentation Co. on St Johns Street is back up and running after closing briefly in June to sort through some issues.






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