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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Backcountry Growlers, Beer! on 05/25/2013 22:27:50 MDT Print View

Beer Pouch

http://www.today.com/food/beerpouch-makes-it-easy-sip-suds-go-6C10070626

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
Backcountry Growlers, Beer! on 05/25/2013 22:32:10 MDT Print View

One word...

Genius!!!

James Cahill
(DMATB)

Locale: SOCAL
staying hydrated on 05/25/2013 23:53:20 MDT Print View

Perfect. All it needs is a slight cap mod to accommodate a drinking tube and I won't have to take my pack off every time I need a brewski

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Backcountry Growlers, Beer! on 05/26/2013 00:26:17 MDT Print View

Good luck.


Just calling an aluminized platy doesn't make it a "backcountry growler". Ask me how I know when it explodes.


You need something pressure resistant (more than mylar). I'm going to reiterate before someone starts to wax poetic in defense of this shenaniganery, this if the voice of experience talking.


In the immortal words of Cypress Hill: "Boom biddy bye bye." Adios beer.

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
hmmm assume too much? on 05/26/2013 01:00:40 MDT Print View

Javan, you assume the growler is just an off the shelf platy-clone used for beer. I'm not saying it is or isn't, but the article does state that after the prototypes, the makers spent some time refining the design, and that could include material/design tweaks to withstand that pressure, of course, it could also not.

Its just strange that somebody who does not have any more or less information than the rest of us should attack a product even before they've used it.

Edited by LunchANDYnner on 05/26/2013 01:02:04 MDT.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: hmmm assume too much? on 05/26/2013 01:07:55 MDT Print View

*shrug* fair enough.


I'm not attacking the product, I'm just approaching it with skepticism versus the usual enthusiasm.


I've exploded *many* containers in the pursuit of bulk beer portage. Let's consider them prototypes also.


If this product works, I'll give it props. I saw no mention of overcoming pressure concerns in the article, but admittedly I'm drunk on non carbonated alcoholic beverages at 3:00am EST, trying to finish some pieces for Blade Show in Atlanta this coming week.


It's equally as strange to me btw, that someone would not regard a product with reservations, without having used it, as it appears you regard my cautions, based on experience, to remain doubtful, without the same said experience. Different strokes as they say. In my defense, however, I'll say that I'm not your average "consumer".

Take that for what you will.


EDIT: Just to clarify, regardless of validity of this product, I do *assume* that the vast majority of general "outdoor gear" is grounded in the frivolous ambiguity of *actual* trail usefulness as 99% of the rest of so-called "outdoor gear". Very little (1%) of which has any real relevance to the UL/BPL community. Yes. I'm a cynic. Sorry (not really.).

Edited by jdempsey on 05/26/2013 01:12:23 MDT.

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Backcountry Growlers, Beer! on 05/26/2013 06:57:59 MDT Print View

Soda bottle+carbonator cap== backcountry growler.

Homebrewers have already solved portable beer.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Backcountry Growlers, Beer! on 05/26/2013 07:10:00 MDT Print View

Javan, have another.

Cameron. This is good news for the non DIY crowd. Your beer is better than what they'll put in these I'm sure.


Wait and see I guess.

Ian Van Halen
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Why not on 05/26/2013 08:39:05 MDT Print View

I'm going to give it a shot. $60 for a 10 pack. Hopefully the threads are compatible with the Sawyer Filter for water storage.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
re: backcountry growlers on 05/26/2013 09:12:41 MDT Print View

Ian, we expect a full review! Be sure to leave one out in the hot sun for 8 hours or so, to see if it explodes - but don't use a good beer for that, use Miller High Life or equivalent!

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Backcountry Growlers, Beer! on 05/26/2013 09:20:51 MDT Print View

Been selling for months Javan. Guess it works.

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Backcountry Growlers, Beer on 05/26/2013 09:38:34 MDT Print View

Some coffee shops sell by the half and full gallon in collapsible jugs inside of a cardboard box.

These work well for transporting beer and serving too.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Backcountry Growlers, Beer on 05/26/2013 09:49:24 MDT Print View

You brew it, I'll pack it in.

Matt Weaver
(norcalweaver) - F

Locale: PacNW
Re: Backcountry Growlers, Beer! on 05/26/2013 10:16:06 MDT Print View

From the beerpouch site: "BEVERAGE LOVERS! THERE IS ONE CARDINAL RULE FOR ALL CARBONATED BEVERAGES. PLEASE KEEP YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS AND OUR CONTAINERS COLD. OUR FAILSAFE DESIGN WILL EVACUATE WARM CRAFT ALES. THE BEST CONTAINER FOR FRESH BEER IS YOUR MOUTH. PLEASE KEEP BEER COLD AND FRESH! VERY IMPORTANT!

Would pose an issue keeping it cold on a high mile day. I also think it's interesting that "failsafe design" and "will evacuate warm craft ales" are in the same sentence.