\ ˈkväs How to pronounce kvass (audio) , ˈkfäs How to pronounce kvass (audio) \

Definition of kvass

: a slightly alcoholic beverage of eastern Europe made from fermented mixed cereals and often flavored

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Farm 779 will have coconut kefirs, fermented krauts, kvass, kombucha, keto snacks and food-grade body products at the Thursday market. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Spenard Farmers Market kicks off this weekend; here’s what will be there," 16 May 2018 Other vendors include Drool Central, with treats and meals for dogs; Arctic Choice Seafoods; Farm 779 with flower starts and fermented foods, including beet kvass and krauts; Butcher Block Number 9; Far North Fungi; and Beach Tribe Soda Works. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "South Anchorage and downtown markets open this week for the season," 9 May 2018 And Meer also will have krauts, kvass, kombucha and coconut kefirs. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Muldoon Farmers Market finds new home in a new neighborhood park," 20 June 2018 Farm 779 will have coconut kefirs and reductions, krauts, kvass, kombucha, ketogenic snacks and cookies. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Salmon fishing season got you down? Here are locals who can help fill your freezer," 27 June 2018 Meer will have plenty of other krauts, along with fermented onions and lemons, beet kvass, kombucha, a variety of coconut kefir options, cacao chip cookies, snacks and coconut-bee body products. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "A happy hour at one of the state’s biggest vegetable farms," 4 Apr. 2018 Julie Meer of Farm 779 will be well stocked with fermented foods on Thursday, including four varieties of coconut kefirs, krauts, kvass, triple ferment kombucha tea and cookies. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "South Anchorage and downtown markets open this week for the season," 9 May 2018 The menu also includes soups, salads, kasha (buckwheat groats) with additions like smoked salmon, and, among the drinks, some Russian options like kvass, a fermented beverage. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Daniel Rose Makes His American Debut at Le Coucou," 7 June 2016

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First Known Use of kvass

circa 1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kvass

Russian kvas

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