Marybeth Campeau

Pat's Backcountry Beverages beer concentrate review.

Review: Pat’s Backcountry Beverages

At first blush, the idea behind Pat’s Backcountry Beverages is genius. You don’t want to carry in beer on a hiking trip. It’s heavy, and it gets warm and flat by the time that you’d actually want to take a swig. But you’d also secretly love to be that person that pulls out a cold one at the end of the trail. Pat’s Backcountry facilitates this fantasy by saying, hey, listen, don’t sweat it. Here’s a tube of goo that will MAKE beer. Just add water. Oh, and this activator packet. And don’t forget the carbonator. Oh! And maybe a mixer?
Live On The Green, Nashville, Tennessee

Trail Mix: What Nashville Sounds Like Right Now

After four short months here, I harbor an intense appreciation not just for the music that this city was built upon, but for the pervading spirit of musical innovation. Before I moved to Nashville, I kept receiving warnings from people that "I better learn to like country music." These people were not from Nashville. It's not just about country music anymore, people.