Condensed Beer For BackpackersBy Rocky Thompson on August 10th, 2012
My old coworker Kris never understood backpacking. “I just don’t understand why you’d carry the keg that far from the car?” he was fond of saying. Good news for Kris, and other backcountry beer addicts who don’t relish carrying cans of beer in their packs. Pat’s Backcountry Beverages will begin offering a dehydrated beer in January of 2013. The concentrated liquid is poured into their plastic bottle, mixed with a carbonating agent and water, and a few minutes later you’re drinking warm beer. There’s also soda available if you need something besides water for mixing whiskey. I can’t wait to try this stuff, though I shudder at the notion of beer made in a plastic bottle from liquid concentrate. I wonder what would happen if you drank the concentrate straight? Only one way to find out.