also related to kvass: the scene in tarkovsky's Stalker, where they are at the table before entering, discussing the trip and they are all drinking a black drink (presumably either beer or kvass). lol, i always wanted to know what it was. i had in my mind that it was black beer of some kind. but more than likely kvass, yet do they drink it out of beer mugs? i thought it was treated more like pop or juice.
Ah yes, of course.. the kvass scene.. that's where all those commonly available t-shirts and posters come from. +1 on a VERY deep reference.
Kvass strikes me as a bit of a "proto-beer" that was just made with whatever was at hand. Not trying to make it a beer, just trying to get a bit of alcohol from left over food. Just the thing to pass the time on a freezing Russian night.
Looks gross, reportedly tastes disgusting, I can't wait to try it.
did me referencing media you don't like upset you? next time ill go for a MARVEL related thing.
also i checked, the script mentions beer, so it is actually a black beer. pretty neat that wherever it was filmed they would consider beer black, maybe it is a translation error or maybe its a dark lager, baltic porter or something unknown?
ive met some russians in real life and i feel like there is still a lot that is unknown and untranslated/unexported from there. there could be many hidden beer styles out there somewhere.
also, just curious what is the difference between a proto-beer and a beer?