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Outdoor Retailer – Pat’s Backcountry Beer

Sure, it’s still only day 1 of OR but I’ve got to say that this is the most innovative product I’ve seen so far this year. Think of it…instant beer. Instant, carbonated beer, no less. Pat’s Backcountry Beer comes in a foil packet and its a simple process of adding water, carbonating the mixture and then stepping back and enjoying a glass of beer. The first two beers to hit the scene in September are the Pale Ale and Black IPA with many more to follow. I tried the Pale Ale. It looks like beer, smells like beer and tastes like beer. It’s beer! From a foil packet.


If there is any limiting factor, it is in my opinion that you have to use their carbonator bottle. This is because it is a pressure vessel with a round bottom like the old 2 lt soda bottles. You can attach a standard water filter to the top, but you can’t screw one of their eco2 Activator lids to a standard Nalgene bottle. Not a big deal, but its something to know.

In addition to the beer, they also make several instant sodas including Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime, Pomegranate and Cola.



5 Responses to “Outdoor Retailer – Pat’s Backcountry Beer”

  1. Jordan says:


  2. straps says:

    There are militaries that have been using these since the ’80s.

    Yes. Militaries. ’80s.

  3. Alex says:

    When will this go on sale? It needs to be on sale yesterday. I can think of ONE(1) big reason, other than backpacking, that this stuff is awesome.

  4. Jason says:

    Shut up and take my money! (and ship to my APO)

  5. maresdesign says:

    Fill your Source or Camelbak hydration system with ice, then can of favorite beer, then water. Hike to destination. Enjoy ice-cold beverage.