Have you ever prepared to go hiking, impulsively grabbed a six-pack out of the fridge, then realized you don’t want to carry six heavy glass bottles up a mountain? Then, you had to put the beer back in the icebox and were totally bummed? It’s happened to us, too. The perfect solution to this common beer drinker’s dilemma is the just-add-water beer concentrate from Pat’s Backcountry Beverages, and Pat’s easy-to-carry carbonation system.

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages creates the concentrate by distilling with virtually no water, and carefully controlling the environment of the fermentation. The website claims that their “just-add-water” suds taste exactly like a “premium micro brew.” Pat’s Backcountry owner Pat Tatera told Gizmag that this is a relatively normal beer, just in nearly waterless concentrate form: “If you come into our facility, you’ll see fermentors, 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.”

Each beer packet makes a single 16 oz. pint, but with it you need to purchase Pat’s portable carbonator. The carbonator delivers a burst of crisp refreshing carbonation to make your just-add-water beer bubbly. This backpacker-friendly beer is, simply put, revolutionary. And beyond hiking, you can sneak just-add-water beer concentrate into sports arenas, concerts, and parks—the possibilities really are endless.

Watch this enlightening video below to find out how the carbonation system works.

[via HuffPo, Gizmag]