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Henderson Brewery at YYZ specialty bar to open at Toronto Pearson airport featuring Rush beer and original Rush artifacts

Mon, Jun 5, 2023@11:25AM | comments

Back in August of 2021 Rush teamed up with Henderson Brewing Company to release their first Rush-branded beer - Rush Canadian Golden Ale - and followed that up with Moving Pictures Ale later that year, Moving Pitchers beer last March, Signals 40th anniversary Belgian Ale back in October, and Xanabrew which launched just last month. They've also teamed up on an entire line of Rush-branded merchandise which you can find in their online Rush store. Earlier today they announced their biggest collaboration yet; global restaurateur HMSHost revealed a new partnership with Henderson and Rush that will bring a new specialty bar to Toronto Pearson International airport (aka YYZ). From the press release:

... The 28-seat Henderson Brewery @ YYZ will be in a prime, pre-security area of Terminal 1 easily accessible to both domestic and international passengers, as well as visitors to the airport. Loyal fans of RUSH will be excited to know that the bar will be outfitted with original artifacts from RUSH's touring and recording career. Locals can make a quick trip to the airport for exclusive gear and takeaway beer only available at YYZ, as Henderson Brewery @ YYZ will be situated just steps away from the escalators leading into the terminal from the Union Pearson Express. "HMSHost has built its reputation on bringing the very best of the local food and beverage scene to the airport environment - and now we're bringing the best band ever to emerge from Toronto alongside the coolest craft brewery to the Toronto Pearson International Airport," said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Amy Dunne. "What could be more appropriate than our Rush Canadian Golden Ale having a home at YYZ?" said Geddy Lee of RUSH. "The opening rhythm of our 'YYZ' song was inspired by the morse code for YYZ airport. We would get so excited to see YYZ on our ticketed bags as it meant we were coming home. Even though the song is instrumental, it's about our city, where we came from, and how good it is to come home." ...

According to this Tweet from Henderson Brewing, the restaurant will open later this year. You can see an artist rendering here, or in the aforementioned tweet: