Photo: Taken at The Daily Catch, St. Lunaire-Griquet.
The Quidi Vidi Brewing Company located in St. Johns, NL is home to award-winning beers, notably Eric’s Red. I am a fan of the Traditional 1892 Ale. However, since introduced to the Iceberg Beer®produced by this local company, I have a new favourite. My first taste of the sweet bubbly was at The Daily Catch Restaurant, when owner Terry Hedderson provided me with a sample. I was sold from the very first taste!
Quidi Vidi has done a fabulous job setting this beer out from the rest, with a simple white label, long neck and beautiful blue-bottle. The bottle is elegance – as different rays of light hit it, parts change to darker and lighter tones of blue, yet the clarify remains. Once poured in a glass, it is absolutely pure. The senses are peaked with the taste, as it is truly a clean and refreshing beer worthy of its premium price point of $17.98 for 1/2 dozen at a Newfoundland & Labrador Liquor Store/Express. Beware, not all outlets carry it. I have only found this product at Hedderson’s Store, St. Lunaire-Griquet en route to L’Anse aux Meadows. This business carries a large selection of beer and variety of wines, including local products.
If you would like to drink a beer that is Made with pure 25,000 year old iceberg water, then it can be experienced right here on the Great Northern Peninsula.
Live Rural NL –
Christopher C. Mitchelmore
- Iceberg Festival Runs June 10-19, 2011 (liveruralnl.com)