How do you differentiate your craft beer in an ever more crowded market place? You make it from 25,000 year old iceberg water and package it in a blue 341 ml bottle…at least if you are Quidi Vidi Brewery of St. John's, Newfoundland. Iceberg Beer was 4.5% alcohol by volume with no visible production or ‘best before' date on the glass. Thanks again to Bucky's legion of roving minions for bringing back this rarely seen-in-Ontario beer.
Iceberg beer poured a very clear yellow/gold colour which lightened considerably when backlit, with a few, large, slow-rising carbonation bubbles visible. Pouring produced about 2” of fluffy white head with decent staying power that left some respectable lacing down the glass. Its aroma was grainy with sweet light malts and a touch of hay. The taste was sweet caramel malts up front followed by a distinct graininess, with no bitterness to speak of…very light on the hops. Iceberg was light bodied with a crisp carbonation and clean finish. A decent brew from the folks at Quidi Vidi and from what I understand quite popular with tourists. For my money the body could use a bit of hefting up, but I wouldn't turn one down on a hot summer day.