At the end of a long day on the trail, grabbing a brewski isn’t usually an option. Until recently, the only way you could enjoy a tasty brew while miles away from the closest store was by hauling your cooler with you (or hiding a sixer in your buddy’s pack). But thanks to the work of an Alaskan entrepreneur, you can soon fit a microbrewery in your backpack and have a pint just about anytime you want.
Pat’s Backcountry Beverages offers a portable carbonator bottle that can take a sachet of “craft quality beer concentrate” and rehydrate and carbonate it on the go, turning a bottle of H2O into a pint of suds for your end of the day brew.
Before you start making jokes about making your own dehydrated beer, bear in mind that Pat’s Backcountry Beverages takes a different approach – their process begins by brewing the concentrate with almost no water to begin with:
Once you’re ready for a beer, simply break out the sachet of concentrate, place it in the portable carbonator, add water and shake: