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How to make fresh beer on the go

By Mason White 10:50 AM August 19, 2013
New portable beer making device 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) Planning a trip and you don’t want to take along cases of beer? No problem.

Beer is a pain to take with you on hiking trips. It is heavy to carry, especially when you need a lot of beer for a campfire. Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has a solution to this problem. The company has released a concentrate of beer, so you just have to add water inside an easy portable carbonation system.

How is it possible? According to the website of the company, the beer concentrate is not produced by dehydration of traditional beer. “Instead, our patent pending process allows us to start with almost no water, and carefully control the process of fermentation,” the company website states. The result is, supposedly, a beer that tastes like a “premium micro brew beer.” Each packet produces a 16 ounce pint.

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages owner, Pat Tatera, said that beer is only “barley, water, hops and yeast.” “If you come into our facilities, you will see fermenters, you’ll see a mash tun, and you’ll see a beer boiler, but you will also see some equipment that looks like a sci-fi movie. That’s where our highly specialized technology enables us do what we do,” he said.

The carbonation system is more like a water bottle, and is activated by simply moving a lever on the contraption up and down. Check it out in the video below.