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Review: Pat’s Backcountry Beverages—Brewskis In The Bush

Thursday, May 5, 2016


HIKE TO THE top of your favorite mountain, kick back, put up your feet and you may find yourself thinking that the only possible way to make it better would be with a tall, cold one. That’s a dream for many hardcore hikers, and the tale spun by Patrick Tatera, founder of Pat’s Backcountry Beverages in Alaska. Tatera thought long and hard about how to make it work.

That meant he’d need a way to carbonate mountain stream water, and combine that with a syrupy sort of “brew concentrate.” There are so many variables at play that can make a huge difference with carbonation in general—the temperature of the liquid and the amount of sugar in it, for example—that it’s amazing his creation works at all, even if the results are mixed.

Will it make the best beer you’ve ever had? Maybe not. Will you care after a long hike? Nope! Read the full review on WIRED.

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