On my way to visit a friend in the Adirondacks last weekend, I got a text that read "mtn brew beer ice-stewarts." It seemed incoherent, possibly intoxicated, but I stopped at the first Stewart's Shop I saw to investigate. Sure enough, on the bottom shelf of the cheap cooler--you know, under the Beast and Natty Ice--I discovered a six-pack of silver cans with the instantly recognizable Stewart's font. At $2.99, the beer with the redundant alpine name pretty much sells itself.
Brewed by the Genesee Brewing Company, Mountain Brew Beer Ice has been described variously as "cheap," "awesome," "passable," smelling like "cigarette ash," "it could be worse," and "goes down smooth and takes the skin with it."
And look at all the fun activities (as illustrated on the can) that you can be participating in while drinking this "Very Cool Brew": Volleyball! Boxing! Fishing! Soccer! Something that looks kind of like fencing! Volleyball again!
The report: Cold, carbonated, tasted like beer, did not cause blindness, could be enjoyed while sitting on a couch.
Oh, and did I mention that it's $2.99?
My northern friend assured me that this delicacy could only be acquired in the real upstate parts of upstate NY, but just this weekend I stumbled upon a Stewart's in Troy that carries the stuff. So, people, do yourselves a favor and pick up a six-pack of the mountain beer brewed ice-cold with a dusting of snow on the M, B, O, and N. And please report back to this comments thread to tell where you found it.