Of course, like most good ideas, the government had a problem with it:
Virginia had an old law on the books stating that alcohol must be either served in its original container or immediately after pouring. After a year of negotiation, the "hopsicle" returned to Rustico earlier this month. There's also now a bill pending in the state legislature cementing the legal status of the frozen treat.It's a good thing Andrew Cuomo is not Attorney General in Virginia, or Rustico would also be in trouble for marketing alcohol to minors.
I'm also curious on the practicalities here - since alcohol lowers the freezing point of water, it must take a colder freezer or a longer period of time to make these things, and they might melt faster than ordinary popsicles for the same reason.
Must... experiment... What other beers would taste great as hopsicles?