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Jeff Hollis
(hyperslug) - MLife
Concentrated Backpacking Beer on 04/22/2011 15:19:45 MDT Print View

Anybody seen this?


Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Concentrated Backpacking Beer on 04/22/2011 15:29:18 MDT Print View

Nope, but not for lack of imagining it exists during most backpacking trips :-)

Another possible approach.

Forty-one percent--the mind boggles.



te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: Re: Concentrated Backpacking Beer on 04/22/2011 16:15:25 MDT Print View

that beer has been retired.

but seriously, one trait of good beer is that the alcohol is hidden. i cant imagine how they could pull that one off..

this is one i tried lately, not for hot summer days (for that we have reds, ipa's and pilsner) but wow.. when the air is colder than the beer (officially an ale, serve at 45-50F) this could be all too charming.

backpacker friendly, canned in Colorado, USA: 10% abv

Brendan S
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Ten Fidy on 04/22/2011 16:44:56 MDT Print View

That's an outstanding beer. Oskar Blues is one of my fav breweries for sure.

John West
(skyzo) - M

Locale: Borah Gear
Ten Fidy on 04/22/2011 17:47:18 MDT Print View

+1 on the Ten Fidy, great beer, great brewery. It packs a punch too at somewhere around 10% I think. Best of all for backpacking, Oskar Blues cans their beers.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Concentrated Backpacking Beer on 04/22/2011 22:14:46 MDT Print View

I've been loosely following the development of Pat's BCB for quite some time now. I'm really curious on how it'll taste.

Ted E
(Mtn_nut) - MLife

Locale: Morrison, CO
Re: Concentrated Backpacking Beer on 04/22/2011 23:49:39 MDT Print View

uh, thats why i just bring a flask of rum or whiskey.

otherwise, im partial to canned sunshine wheat. sure, its not super alcoholic, but it tastes so good when your setting up camp at the end of the day.

Jeff Hollis
(hyperslug) - MLife
Will we ever see it? on 04/23/2011 06:42:33 MDT Print View


I wonder if it will ever come to market? I remember in the late 70s or early 80s reading in Backpacker that they had invented dehydrated beer in Japan. I'm still waiting for that one.

After giving this more thought I realized there are probably such large hurdles to bring this to market it may be unlikely. First you can't can't ship alcohol across many state lines. Second, who would carry it, it would be such a niche market.


Edited by hyperslug on 04/23/2011 13:26:05 MDT.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
where? on 04/26/2011 23:49:01 MDT Print View

so how can you get Pats backcountry beer?

Gregory Petliski
(gregpphoto) - F
re on 04/28/2011 09:32:37 MDT Print View

Personally, I am not a fan of beer. Anything that a pirate would drink suits me though, as rum is my favorite. A plastic Gu flask of 151 will make you think you're warm alright haha.

Andrew Troicki

Locale: Sydney
Sweet on 05/03/2011 23:00:28 MDT Print View

I cant wait for this to come out. I have realistic expectations though, similar to freeze dried food, I cant see this as being as good as a micro brew as claimed by the website.

Website states that they have sorted out some remaining issues & are gearing up for production.

Might be a few people here in Australia who would be keen to try this


Kevin Cody
(codycolor2) - F

Locale: Los Padres NF
Response from company... on 05/23/2011 19:56:43 MDT Print View

"Greetings Kevin,

Thanks for your interest. We’re working hard to get our beer out there as soon as possible, but we can’t announce a date just yet. We still have several significant miles stones to reach before we will be able to kick start into production.

As we keep traveling down this trail, we will be updating our site, and soon well have a number of social feeds available to help keep folks well informed. If you like I can zip you a note when those go live, and you can take your pick of which ones you’d like to sign up for. I'll keep your address.

Take it easy and “Drink Resourcefully”!

Pat’s Customer Support"

Kevin Cody
(codycolor2) - F

Locale: Los Padres NF
Response on 06/01/2011 11:06:13 MDT Print View

"Hi Kevin,

Thanks for spreading the word… we’re working tirelessly and making good strides. Always more to do. Still not able to offer a date for product availability/launch.

You are indeed correct about the beer. Can’t really remove alcohol and still call it “beer”. Our concentrate is a syrup that has all the normal alcohol, aroma, and flavors of a beer… but without the water. It will be packaged in little foil pouches similar to the plethora of energy gels that are on the market. You would simply tear one open, mix it with water in our water bottle, and then carbonate with our carbonator. The packets will be right at 1 fl oz. and make a one pint serving (16 fl oz)

The process we’ve developed is a bit complicated for a quick reply, and we will soon have more detailed info through the web… but the basic process involves brewing a beer inside of a beer, and thus making it more concentrated with every cycle of fermentation. We’ve coined the term “nested fermentation” for this step of the process. Lots of complexities to doing this (as you might imagine).

Thanks for your continued interest. I’ve contemplated joining the conversation at backpacklight… but have been slow to comment just because we don’t have product for sale yet. Rest assured… we’ll be joining the conversation soon.

Take it easy & happy trails.

Patrick Tatera

Nate Davis
(Knaight) - F

Locale: Western Massachusetts
Mmmmm on 06/01/2011 19:45:58 MDT Print View

It's cool that I'm salivating, right? This sounds amazing. Carrying a beer a night for a week long trip at about a half pound? Sign me up!!!