I clicked on this topic to see if anyone had tried any of the instant/dehydrated/concentrated beverages that I've seen pop up recently. The idea of not carrying the water weight up a mountain is interesting.

Having a cold beer after a long hike sounds pretty nice, but I don't want to haul a little packet up a mountain just to find out that it tastes awful and that I'll have a gooey mess in my bear can. I was hoping someone else had done it first and had thoughts or recommendations.