There's a good story over at the US public broadcaster NPR about Newfoundland's Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. and their iceberg beer, a light lager they suggest is especially lightened by the use of melted iceberg. I particularly liked this bit:
"You don't taste anything. It's not like normal ice cubes where even with filtered water — you don't notice you're drinking chemicals," says Tak Ishiwata, a chef who runs a sleek restaurant that serves Newfoundland-Japanese fusion cuisine. Ishiwata says the drinks are just a new twist on a very old Newfoundland tradition of keeping a chunk of ice in the freezer. Ishiwata's mother had a block, which she would chisel with a screwdriver to ice drinks. The trapped air in the ice gives off a special fizz in the liquid. A couple of years ago, Ishiwata had the chance to go out on an ice-harvesting boat. It's dangerous to get too close to the giant towers of ice, he says, so to break off manageable pieces, he took a shot at the iceberg with a .22-caliber rifle.
While you will have to determine the "qweye-da-veye-da" as opposed to "kiddy-viddy" question yourself, I would be very interested to know if any of you can think of other examples of fine drinks requiring gun play. Sounds like a call for a special division of CAMWA, a department of small arms or some such thing. I like the ice of an ice-harvesting boat dedicated to blasting bergs to gather up chunks - or rather bergy bits - as a part of a brewery's operations. Maybe CAMWA needs a navy branch within the special ops division. I need to get staff working on that idea.