Just Add Water? Terrible Idea!!

Strange brew: Stir up beer from ultraportable concentrate, carbonated water

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has created a just-add-water beer concentrate using a lightweight carbonation system, scheduled to debut next month.

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The beer concentrate by Pat’s Backcountry Beverages is slated to launch in September and will cost about $9.95 for a six pack.

Now you can crack open an iced cold brew just about anywhere without lugging around a heavy six pack.

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages, a brewing company in Alaska,  has created a just-add-water beer concentrate using a lightweight carbonation system.

Each pocket-sized beer packet makes a single 16 oz. pint by adding water to a bottle-shaped carbonation system that contains a compartment for Pat’s Eco2Activator powder mix — potassium bicarbonate and citric acid — to produce CO2 bubbles that transform the brew from flat to bubbly.

“We’re looking to launch a Black IPA and a pale a Pale Rail in early to mid-September,” Sam Hobbs, director of Sales at Pat’s Backcountry Beverages, told the Daily News. “A four pack should cost around $9.95.”

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages’ just-add-water beer concentrate will come in two flavors: Pail Rail and Black IPA.

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages’ just-add-water beer concentrate will come in two flavors: Pail Rail and Black IPA.

According to the company’s website, the concentrate isn’t made by brewing the beer and then removing water afterwards. “Instead, our process allows us to start with almost no water, and carefully control the environment of the fermanation.”

Patrick Tatera, owner of Pat’s Backcountry Beverages, says the beer is made from “barley, water, hops and yeast,” writes Dvice.com.

“If you come into our facility, you’ll see fermenters, you’ll see a mash tun, you’ll see a brew kettle, but you’ll also see some equipment that looks like some sci-fi movie, and that’s where our very specialized technology allows us to do what we do,” he said.

The result? A beer with the flavor equivalent of a “premium microbrew.”

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