Not my finest artwork but that is an image of Jack Frost as a Union General saving the day by clearing out malaria as an avenging weapon in the great cause. No such luck in the present case. See, UPS delivered two parcels today both marked for me, each including two bottles of Scotland's Innis + Gunn Blonde. I say both marked for me even though one also had a label with some guy from BC's name on it. He drew the short straw. One box was dry and his looked like a baby's diaper after a long night. Donning the leather gloves, I took apart the packages and happily found no shards in the damp one. I did, however, find two of four bottles popped by a frothing forcing crust of ice... both in the box with the ambiguous addressees. The other two solely sent to me had chunks of ice floaties so needed dispatching immediately. General Jack had done his business.
The good news? They were quite good. Sweet lighter coloured ales with notes of orange, honey, nuts and toffee. The bad news? I have no idea whether that is what they were intended to taste like as the icing would have at least distilled them slightly, likely cut out most carbonation and otherwise destroyed any integrity they may have had. Greg has a review from when they showed up on these shores a year and a half ago. Sounds about right to me. At least more on point that the UPS guy's sense of either navigation or thermodynamics.