For about a year and a half my wife and I lived in St. John’s Newfoundland, the “Rock” – the easterly most land in North America. When we were there Americans were still drinking American beer, if you can believe it. Oh, I guess you could find a few off-shore beers, like Becks, but generally no Canadian beer, even in New England. So Newfoundland was a great learning experience, drinking-wise, and Newfoundlanders love both their beer and their Screech (rum).
But when I was a St. John’s resident there was no Iceberg Beer - made from water derived from the icebergs that float down to Newfoundland from spring breakup in Greenland. Beer made with thousand year old bubbly water. Sounds good to me. (These same icebergs did in the Titanic 100 years ago this April, by the way).
I gather the distinctive blue bottles and their labels are considered something of a collector’s items as the brewing company is having trouble getting their bottles back, even with the required cash deposit. Patrons at restaurants have been known to purchase the beer, then buy the empty bottle as a souvenir.