May 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm #1258604
Is anyone else following their development? They've taken so long in developing their products that at first I thought it was a practical joke, but it looks to be for real.
I hope their system is light. I hope that beer tastes good.May 5, 2010 at 7:28 pm #1606708
@powell1njLocale: North Carolina
I hadn't heard of this until now. I agree with you Travis… I hope it's tasty. So much for high-mileage days… :)May 5, 2010 at 10:27 pm #1606778
@frankenfeetLocale: Great Lakes
Lighweight beer. At last. Anybody dehydrate a whole pizza yet?May 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm #1606787
@tallblokeLocale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Now all we need is some dehydrated water to reconstitute it with.
But, I knew there would be a catch.
From the FAQ
"We won’t be able to sell the beer concentrate online"May 6, 2010 at 3:41 am #1606824
"We won’t be able to sell the beer concentrate online"
Awwwwww, really? I missed that! WTF?
Edit: Is it because its alcoholic? That's my guess.May 6, 2010 at 4:31 am #1606828
@nicklagosLocale: South Australia
hey what the ..?
if this works i am ditching light weight and carrying a portable bar…
at least one bar stool….
or maybe a light weight stein….
maybe just extra salted peanuts
cheers to them if they get it happening
nickMay 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm #1607802
@orangebananasLocale: San Francisco East Bay
I'm really looking forward to this.May 19, 2010 at 10:53 am #1611265
Has anyone at least tried their soda? Do they even really make products and sell them?May 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm #1611381
Frank, when I stumbled upon their website several months ago, I thought it was a spoof. But the website has evolved over time as they "get closer to production." I don't think they have anything for sale yet, but we're all hoping for it!May 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm #1611567
Amen, me too! Dehydrated beer sounds like a show stopper!Dec 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm #1814121
I've been watching this for a while. They're moving along in their progress. Check out the video!Dec 21, 2011 at 7:55 am #1814596
Well, although I may be reluctant to carry the beast, the opportunity to have an ice-cold Dr. Pepper (or three) using water from a High Sierra source I'm sitting next to sure sounds cool. Pale Ale, sure that too!
Granola Cola? Sounds interesting, but I can buy Coke and other sucrose-laden syrups at the office supply shop… Need me one of them ti-carbonators.Dec 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm #1816463
I think this is really cool stuff. I sure hope Pat can secure the funding to get his backcountry beer into production. The no online sales is going to hurt though.Aug 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm #1902363
I stopped by thier booth when I was at OR and talked to them about thier progress. They said the beer will be out in spring 13,currently only selling soda. It is not dehydrated, the beer or soft drink is in the form of a concentrate about GU size. A powder is used which creates the carbonation. The special bottle used to make it has a little chamber that holds the used up cabonation powder.
The special bottle looks heavy to me as in lexan nagene heavy and I think there has to be a work around to not have to use it. I am thinking of a basic bottle and put the powder in a teabag type wrapping but I didn't play with it to know if that would work. I think there are pills that add carbonation so maybe you can just use those instead.
They didn't have any beer samples to try but they swear you can't tell the difference. I think distribution will be a nightmare with all the different state liquor laws but I hope I can score some in the future.Aug 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm #1902366
@maynard76Locale: New England
Has anybody just thought of putting beer in a soft package instead of a can or bottle?
You know , like boxed wine. Not as light as dehydrated beer but still a lot lighter.Aug 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm #1902382
You can transfer beer into another air tight container and it will last for 2-3 days. Before there were good beers available in cans, we'd pour them into sixteen oz supermarket water bottles when going on hut trips and it worked fine. But those bottles weigh .45 oz which is the same as an empty beer can. The can is a pretty small portion of the weight so I don't think you'd gain much looking for a lighter container. The good beers in the lined cans have been a great addition to weekend backpacking. For me, at least.
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