Best Of The Best… ‘Top Gear’ Of The Year

Beer From Gel Packs — Pat’s Backcountry Beer is perhaps the most unorthodox and controversial product on this list. Beer made from “gel packs”? But in an extensive test this summer our Northwest editors crowned the DIY brew as “a full-flavored microbrew that you can make at the ends of the Earth.”

You need to read the review for the whole scoop. But, in short, a Pat’s brewer employs a special carbonator bottle, available backcountry water, and a beer extract from a gel pack. Read teh Pat’s Backcountry Beer review on GearJunkie.

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