No camping trip is complete without a beer supply, but who wants to lug all those heavy bottles through the forest? Thanks to Pat's Beer Syrup you don't have to. This lightweight, hoppy syrup can be mixed with any water and carbonated using the Pat's Carbonator-Nalgene hybrid.
The company's website notes out that beer is about 95 percent water. The obvious solution was to come up with a process (patent still pending) for making beer with very little water to produce an alcoholic syrup--I wonder what it tastes like on waffles?--that can be mixed with water at your leisure.
According to the Pat's Backcountry Beverages website, the end results is "concentrated beer with all the same great taste you're used to in a premium micro brew." Even better, you're also helping save the environment while getting drunk!
"Consider the benefits to the environment that you've helped support by not needlessly burning fossil fuels to process and transport all that extra water," the site notes.
If you still have your doubts (and we wouldn't blame you), Pat's website offers a number of "testimonies from the trail."
"Drinking a micro brewed beer seven day's into a backpacking trip is a luxury that not too many people have experienced," says Alaskan outdoorsman Tim Bradley. "Pat's Backcountry Beer rehydrates to create an outstanding brew that is truly appreciated." Tim Bradley."
Hiker Elizabeth Habermann adds, "Life in the backcountry will never be the same!"
Pat's Beer Syrup won't be released until late 2013, and has no price tag as of yet.