It’s hard to put a new spin on something as old and popular as beer, which has been around for thousands of years and is the third-most popular drink in the world. Newfoundland’s Quidi Vidi Brewing Company has found a way to add a unique flavouring and cachet to its beer by making ICEBERG BEER, which is made out of water from the icebergs floating around its coast.
Using icebergs is not a new concept as Newfoundlanders have kept huge blocks of icebergs in their refrigerators for years but selling iceberg-pure water products is a recent advancement. Other companies have jumped on the iceberg bandwagon by creating Iceberg Vodka, Glace Rare Iceberg Water, and Canadian Iceberg Water.
Check out this montage about the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company:
So what’s the hype about? Well, the icebergs are made from compacted snow that has no minerals and thousands of tiny bubbles that give it a special light taste. People compare it to drinking air, something I wouldn’t mind trying.
ICEBERG BEER has a “clear and golden appearance” that provides a “gently hopped, light-bodied brew offering a clean, sparkling finish, crisp with no aftertaste…and 4.5% alc/vol.” according to the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company’s website. If light beers aren’t your thing, the company also offers 1892 Traditional Ale, Eric’s Cream Ale, Honey Brown Ale, Light Lager, and a Premium Lager.
Check out the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company and its founder David Rees giving a tour in the video below: