Dec 15, 2013 at 10:13 am #1311028
Jon FongBPL Member
@jonfongLocale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Check out it beer that you can take backpacking. A little heavy, a little awkward but hey, it's beer on the trail! If you have tasted it let me know.
I know nothing abou the company and I am not endorsing the product, I just thought that it was an interestign development.Dec 15, 2013 at 10:28 am #2054462Dec 15, 2013 at 10:47 am #2054466
Justin BakerBPL Member
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
Yeah, but does it actually taste like beer?Dec 15, 2013 at 10:53 am #2054470
Chad “Stick” PoindexterBPL Member
@stickLocale: Southeast USA
On short hikes that I don't mind a little extra weight… nothing beats the real thing!
I have often wondered about those dehydrated beers though… maybe he could send me some for a "review." :)Dec 15, 2013 at 10:53 am #2054471
Marko BotsarisBPL Member
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
This is going in my archive of "Things (or threads) that might make regular backpackers think we are crazy". It is by no means anywhere near the top of the list in extremeness, but still…Dec 15, 2013 at 11:19 am #2054475
Wouldn't dehydrated beer actually be whiskey?
http://www.charbay.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=WHISKR5A7Dec 15, 2013 at 11:28 am #2054479
David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
And, as traditional as glass bottles are for craft beers, I'm glad to see some microbreweries go to aluminum cans. Also, Anchor Steam does a plastic bottle that looks quite a bit like glass but is far, far lighter.
I haven't seen a good beer in a 12- or 16-bottle aluminum bottle, but they have screw-tops and can multi-purpose as water bottles and cook pots.Dec 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm #2054505
@bolsterLocale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
> I haven't seen a good beer in a 12- or 16-bottle aluminum…
Have you tried the Peter's Beer in the big 16 cans from Trader Joe's? In my book it's at the top of the compromise curve for cost vs. quality. I think Bitburger can also be had in 16 cans and it's a quality German pilsner.Dec 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm #2054519
Jeff HollisBPL Member
I checked them out over a year ago at OR and have been waiting for them to come out with the beer. I will try it eventually since they can ship the concentrate to my state and at a 1:10 ratio it will save you some weight depending on the weight of the gear. And at $3 a pint, that is reasonable if the shipping doesnt kill you.
My local brewer carries a 64oz mylar/plastic growler for use on the river. Those or cans are the way to go if you are backpacking with it and cans are superior to glass in some ways.
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