Quoted from Nevus:
I remember, for a while, everything was (Shit Beer name) ICE.
WTF was all that about?
They were supposedly freezing it to the point the water in the beer would crystallize and then straining it out so that the remaining beer was "stronger."
For a while in college (when I live in Portland, OR) Henry Weinhard's Ice Ale was my go to beer. Once I could afford local micros regularly instead of as a luxury that changed.