A reader writes in asking:
"What do we know about ICE beer and the retailers in the neighborhood who sell it?
Aside from being a “Union Made” “Damned Good Beer," as the manufacturer’s logos claim on the can, it must be a cheap, high-alcohol brew (6.2% ABV or approx. 4.96% ABW) because I constantly find discarded, empty ICE cans next to the discarded, empty 40-ounce beer bottles on Park District grounds where our homeless alcoholics imbibe. The DamnGoodBeer.com website printed on the can is a dead link. The brewer, Minhas Brewers of Monroe, Wisconsin, claims to be a brewer of fine craft beers, yet does it does not list its damned fine ICE product on its website."
From Beer Expert - Ice Beer:
"If someone wants cheap beer that has strength, such a drinker is obviously looking for a cheap buzz. Some go for the same dull and cheap American-style lager that has that extra kick to it. The American Ice Lager is just that. Ice beers did not fill any void in the market; the style pretty much pushed its way into an over-bloated market of same style, different-worded beer brands. Drinkers are buying them basically to just go home and get shitty."