Kvass is a low alcoholic drink made of (usually rye) bread. Is there something similar in Italy (like malt beer in Germany)? Or maybe is it possible to buy kvass in big supermarkets?

  • May be related: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karamalz but I'm not sure. This (German) drink is also popular in Alto Adige / Südtirol, German speaking county in Northern Italy. Commented May 11, 2019 at 11:46
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    @MattAllegro Karamalz is close indeed (it's a sort of malt beer I mentioned in the question) but not the same. Commented May 15, 2019 at 12:51

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Your best bet is likely to be a Russian/Eastern European store. There are some in many larger Italian cities, search for "negozio russo" or "alimentari russo" in an area you are interested in. Some possibilities:


  • "Kozak" - Via dei Conciatori, 1c
  • "Galychnya" - Via Santa Maria delle Fornaci, 6


  • "Il Negozio Tipico Russo", Via Vincenzo Cabianca, 10


  • "Алёнушка" - via Francesco Carrara, 22


  • "Angolo dell'Est" Vicolo Canneto il Curto


  • "Europa-Est" - via Trento Trieste 34/a

It may pay to call ahead to see if they carry Kvass, if you can find a phone number.

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