It all started when…
We moved from Russia to New Zealand in late 2013, looking for a better work-life balance. New Zealand’s natural wonders inspired us to create a fresh take on one of the world’s oldest fermented beverages – kvas. So in 2016 we established The Kvas Company, New Zealand’s first and only authentic kvas brewer.
The many years spent brewing kvas at home for our family formed the basis for months of experimentation. Our work bore fruit in Brod® Kvas. New Zealand’s climate is supremely different from Russia’s and very different resources are available. This inspired us to create a truly unique range of kvas varieties beyond our classic Russian-style Brod Original Rye – Brod Rosé rosebud and cardamom kvas, Brod Brown coffee, cinnamon and clove kvas, Brod Ruby beetroot, ginger and clove kvas, and the New Zealand as Brod Green hemp and manuka kvas.
The name Brod comes from the root of the Russian word for fermentation, while the plaited ring Brod Kvas logo is inspired by the karavay – the traditional Russian bread offered to guests as a symbol of welcome and hospitality.
Brod Kvas is dedicated to using the highest quality, premium natural ingredients to produce the best tasting, raw, living kvas for your enjoyment and sustenance.
We believe that nothing but natural will do. We take organic and wild-harvested ingredients with minimal processing – sundried rosebuds, locally roasted fair trade coffee, organic beetroot – and ferment them in small batches, the way kvas has been made for 5,000 years – to brew a truly authentic product. Real food, prepared as slowly as it takes, with no corners cut.
We love our kvas and think you will too!
Jack and Sabina Bristow
Founders, The Kvas Company