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Title: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: micsager on August 14, 2013, 04:52:01 PM
OK, this has just got to be weird.

http://www.patsbcb.com/beer-concentrate?age-verified=32e8a8ddf0
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: chezteth on August 14, 2013, 05:06:14 PM
Wow, talk about a niche market.

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Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: klickitat jim on August 14, 2013, 05:08:10 PM
I call BS !

No MRE IPA for me, thanks

Mine is the true survivalist beer. Just add water, barley, hops, and yeast.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: jamminbrew on August 14, 2013, 05:09:05 PM
I saw this yesterday, they are touting it as an alternative for camping, hiking, etc. but unless you are near some plumbing or a stream, you'll have to carry in your water anyways. I wonder how it actually tastes. Has anyone out there tried it yet?
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: philm63 on August 14, 2013, 05:09:38 PM
I'd swear I've seen a product in the beverage section of my local grocery store - something like "instant beer - just add water"... I wonder if this is the same stuff? I'm gonna check next time I go shopping...
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: klickitat jim on August 14, 2013, 05:45:28 PM
Preface: Lately my idea of "camping" is pulling the bike into the lot of a Best Western.

When I used to hike/camp, the standing order was he who packs the beer gets out of cooking washing and firewood details
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 14, 2013, 06:22:15 PM
I"m hard pressed to think of ANY instant product that holds a candle to making the real thing. Makes BMC sound good, and I don't say that lightly.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: denny on August 14, 2013, 06:38:56 PM
Preface: Lately my idea of "camping" is pulling the bike into the lot of a Best Western.

When I used to hike/camp, the standing order was he who packs the beer gets out of cooking washing and firewood details

The last time we went tent camping, my wife announced that there would be no camping in the future unless our shelter had a bathroom.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: tcanova on August 14, 2013, 06:59:13 PM
Sounds like something out of the Jetsons... "Jane stop this crazy thing!"
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: klickitat jim on August 14, 2013, 07:01:23 PM
I wonder if we're related sometimes lol.
The wife and I are going camping in a couple weeks. A cabin on the river in Winthrop, then Friday Harbor Inn, then a resort on Lopez Island,  then the Obertal Inn in Levenworth. Roughing it
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: Stevie on August 14, 2013, 07:09:46 PM
I car camp and bring growlers and kegs. I'd give this a try if I was going backpacking. I don't see it as being much different from the dehydrated food that backpackers eat.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: Pi on August 14, 2013, 07:15:22 PM
In 2006, my wife and I hiked the Appalachian Trail. finding good canned beer was nonexistant in those days, so we'd split a liter of vodka. Every evening on the trail we had a cocktail of 4oz vodka and crystal light. at first others laughed at us sitting there with "our little hiker-trash drinks". But after over a thousand miles and into PA they weren't laughing so hard. 2,175 miles took us 182 days. There were only 4 nights I didnt have a bev, only because i was too exhausted to do so, or we rolled into town where the beers flowed freely. One HAS to reward one's self after walking all day.
I have since modified. I found a vodka that comes in aluminum bottles (Kru). I bought some 1.75s, drank the vodka, and now we fill them with whatever I have on tap. If you're just going for an overnight-er they are perfect.
I wish i had bought a couple cases of Bud Lite when it was in the aluminum bottles; those would've been perfect for backpack or on a boat.
Pack it in, pee it out.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: fmader on August 14, 2013, 07:23:24 PM
Imagine the fossil fuels I wouldn't be burning the next time I transport my beer? Last time I transported beer, I didn't need a tanker truck!
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: Pinski on August 14, 2013, 07:31:20 PM
I wonder if we're related sometimes lol.
The wife and I are going camping in a couple weeks. A cabin on the river in Winthrop, then Friday Harbor Inn, then a resort on Lopez Island,  then the Obertal Inn in Levenworth. Roughing it

 ;D  that's camping like my friends Lee's Acura MDX is a "truck"  ;D
Every time he refers to his truck, I roll my eyes, shake my head and say, "Lee, Acura doesn't make a truck"
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: dmtaylor on August 14, 2013, 07:35:02 PM
Is there such a thing as powdered alcohol??  No, there's not.  Simply add vodka??  But then you're really just drinking a malt extract cocktail.  Add some green olives or pickled mushrooms, and you're g....

NO.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: cheshirecat on August 14, 2013, 07:40:47 PM
I camp four to five times a year. Growlers and a keg or two are a must. Actually, going next month, I planning on bringing 3 kegs. Though it is a bit harder when I go to bear country (Humboldt, Yosemite, Kings Canyon/Sequoia) since everything needs to go in a bear box (I have seen photos of cars ripped open just so a bear can get to a tube of toothpaste!). Thank god for my little 2.5 gallon keg, works like a charm in those situations.

As for this... I would try it for s***s and giggles. If it were at least ok, I would bring some if I started backpacking again.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: theDarkSide on August 14, 2013, 07:43:39 PM
Who else look at the link really quick and thought it said "pabst"?

I'm going camping in a couple weeks and bringing kegs.  It's actually for the NE Homebrew Jamboree and there is no hiking involved.

Who wants to be the first to shoot this concentrate as is, no water added?  ;D
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: klickitat jim on August 14, 2013, 07:58:04 PM
I wonder if we're related sometimes lol.
The wife and I are going camping in a couple weeks. A cabin on the river in Winthrop, then Friday Harbor Inn, then a resort on Lopez Island,  then the Obertal Inn in Levenworth. Roughing it

 ;D  that's camping like my friends Lee's Acura MDX is a "truck"  ;D
Every time he refers to his truck, I roll my eyes, shake my head and say, "Lee, Acura doesn't make a truck"

Too funny. I'm not sure which night I'm looking forward to the most. BBQ steak along a river, surf n turf n hot tub, or brats n braus in Leavenworth
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: denny on August 14, 2013, 08:04:45 PM
Is there such a thing as powdered alcohol??  No, there's not.  Simply add vodka??  But then you're really just drinking a malt extract cocktail.  Add some green olives or pickled mushrooms, and you're g....

NO.

Well, they claim it has alcohol...and I don't see where they say it's dry.  You do have to carb it yourself, though.

"But with our innovative and modern brewing process (patent pending) we can create a nearly waterless beer concentrate that contains all the great flavor, alcohol, and aroma of a premium quality micro brew. Our beer is not dehydrated beer!"
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: theDarkSide on August 14, 2013, 08:16:00 PM
You do have to carb it yourself, though.

Maybe they should include a small amount of pop rocks that you can pour in after you add your water...instant carbonation!!
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: scottNU on August 14, 2013, 08:30:27 PM
You do have to carb it yourself, though.

Maybe they should include a small amount of pop rocks that you can pour in after you add your water...instant carbonation!!


You need to contact the US Patent and Trademark Office on that recommendation!  Anything with pop rocks goes to the top of the list.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: micsager on August 14, 2013, 08:37:59 PM
You do have to carb it yourself, though.

Maybe they should include a small amount of pop rocks that you can pour in after you add your water...instant carbonation!!

If you watch the video on carbonation, I think that's what they are doing.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: AmandaK on August 14, 2013, 08:43:05 PM
Who else look at the link really quick and thought it said "pabst"?

Glad I'm not the only one!
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: cheshirecat on August 14, 2013, 08:46:58 PM
So I went to their store locator to see if I could track this stuff down. The products are sold mostly at sporting goods stores, which totally makes sense. Then it dawned on me, how does a sporting goods store sell beer? Wouldn't they need an alcohol licenses? They certainly would in CA. Don't know how well this has been thought out...
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 14, 2013, 09:11:51 PM
You do have to carb it yourself, though.

Maybe they should include a small amount of pop rocks that you can pour in after you add your water...instant carbonation!!
:)  That would be fitting.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: rjharper on August 14, 2013, 09:19:15 PM
Is it really that hard to pack in a few tall boys of Torpedo IPA? I think this is another example of a solution looking for a problem.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 14, 2013, 10:09:32 PM
Is it really that hard to pack in a few tall boys of Torpedo IPA? I think this is another example of a solution looking for a problem.

That's the first thought I had.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: punatic on August 15, 2013, 06:19:18 AM
I "dehydrate" my beer and age it on toasted oak dominoes for a several months before I take it camping.  Comes in at around 40% abv with the water removed.  ;)
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: rhcpfan4002 on August 15, 2013, 10:16:06 AM
Who else look at the link really quick and thought it said "pabst"?


Thought the same thing at 6 in the morning. Maybe Stone brewery will now come out with their shot for this niche market.  ;)

http://www.arrogantbastard.com/shotz/
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: uintafly on August 15, 2013, 10:49:04 PM
Is it really that hard to pack in a few tall boys of Torpedo IPA? I think this is another example of a solution looking for a problem.

Depends on how long your going for. I like to do a fair amount of backpacking and usually will bring along a few for the first night, but if I am gone for a week there's no way to have a nice beer after the first day. Since there ain't much better in this world than to be at 11,000' after 10 miles of hiking, and standing in a river with a flypole and beer, I'd be willing to give it a try. Wouldn't really be expecting anything great, but hell, after eating dehydrated lasagna for 5 nights my standards are low.

FYI: If you think you like beer now, spend a week hiking 75 miles and get to your car and your dry ice cooler and crack a cold one. That's true heaven!
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: brewsumore on August 17, 2013, 06:06:09 AM
I wonder if we're related sometimes lol.
The wife and I are going camping in a couple weeks. A cabin on the river in Winthrop, then Friday Harbor Inn, then a resort on Lopez Island,  then the Obertal Inn in Levenworth. Roughing it

Be sure to check out Icicle Brewing in Leavenworth.  I know the brewer and he makes excellent beer.
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: klickitat jim on August 17, 2013, 02:12:30 PM
Will do
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: Stevie on February 17, 2014, 07:18:43 PM
Gizmodo did a write up on these concentrates. Long story short, don't drink the concentrate straight.

http://gizmodo.com/we-drank-beer-concentrate-so-you-dont-have-to-1523144310
Title: Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
Post by: euge on February 18, 2014, 02:19:48 PM
My idea of camping is Motel 6. :o

A large lightweight flask of brandy or whiskey and defer your need for beer until back off the trail.

Or, if you are coming out on the same path, pack the beer in part way and stash it for the return trip.