Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Things to try (Unit 4)
Russians are known for their for their brews ranging from tea to vodka. Well there is a beer that you can possibly try here even if you are under the drinking age. Kvas, a mildly sweet drink that is basically a non-alcoholic beer. Made from fermented dark rye bread, it has an almost non-existent alcohol content (0.5-1%). It’s the old proletariat drink – what farmers and workers used to drink instead of water to quench their thirst. It’s usually served in a giant 500-ml portion for a ridiculously cheap price. Look for a place that has it on tap for the best taste, although you can also buy it by the 2L bottle at most supermarkets and corner shops.source Trying Kvas in America may be a pitch fetch but entertaining idea is still fun. It also adds to looking forward to future visits to Russia for non drinkers to try the truly mild drink.