Kvass is a traditional Russian fermented beverage made from rye bread. Having been popular for many centuries, since Soviet times it became associated with yellow trailers selling it in hot summer days.
It is indeed a perfect refreshing drink when it’s hot outside being not too sweet and not too savoury. There is a small percentage of alcohol in kvass (0,5 – 0,8 %).
These days kvass is also manufactured and sold in plastic bottles and the growth of this market is leaping ahead of other beverages, especially in hot summer days. Despite the popularity of mass production, we were always in search of “old good traditional kvass” and brew the beverage at home!
You can drink this beverage or use it for the cold soup “okroshka”. You’ll be delighted!