Kvas is a traditional Slavic drink brewed by a lactic fermentation process using a starter made from rye bread flavoured with coriander seed and sultanas. It is a low-sugar, highly refreshing and probiotic beverage with complex flavours.

Our Brod® Traditional Kvas line is made up of Russian style kvas with traditional flavourings such as lemon and berries.


What is Kvas?

Brod® Kvas is the next chapter in fermented probiotic drinks; a naturally fermented beverage made from all natural, organic sugar and wild harvested ingredients by a lactic acid fermentation that fills it with live probiotic cultures.

Kvas is believed to have originated in Babylon around 5,000 years ago. From there it spread to Byzantium and then followed the trade routes north into Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. The earliest Kvas was made from fruit. Through the ages, many ingredients have been used as a base, including berries, vegetables and grains. Rye bread eventually became the most popular ingredient and has endured until this day.

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 a raw, living product and must be kept chilled to ensure the probiotic cultures stay alive.

We believe natural is always the best choice, which is why Brod Kvas is always:

  • Naturally fermented
  • Organic and wild harvested ingredients
  • Vegan
  • Billions of live probiotic cultures per bottle
  • Naturally sparkling
  • Nothing artificial
  • No sweeteners
  • No GMO
  • No caffeine (except Brod Brown)
  • No lactose
  • No preservatives
  • BPA free

We love our kvas and think you will too!



Winner of Best New Product 2018 Healthy Food Guide Awards

Finalist in Beverage of the Year 2019 Food and Beverage Industry Awards

Brod Original Rye® is a refreshing modern take on 5,000 years of Russian tradition. We start with the rich flavours of Russian rye bread, add some sultanas for a little fruitiness, and naturally ferment it the way babushkas have done for centuries.



Winner - Fermented Foods in the 2019 Healthy Food Guide Awards.

Brod Ruby® is a unique take on beetroot kvas that does not need any salt for fermentation – no need to limit yourself to shots, you can drink the whole bottle! We made our beetroot kvas even better by adding turmeric and ginger. Turmeric’s benefits are nearly too many to mention: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, along with possible cancer prevention and heart health promotion properties. Ginger is another incredibly beneficial plant shown to reduce inflammation and blood sugar and improve heart risk factors. Meanwhile, the fermentation process packs natural sparkle and billions of probiotic lactic acid bacteria cultures into every bottle.

Brod Ruby brings these superfoods together in a beautifully balanced, luscious red brew. This highly drinkable, deliciously refreshing, life-boosting probiotic beverage is our lowest sugar variety – under 2% – and is outstanding on its own or with food.



Brod Rosé® starts with sun-dried wild rosebuds, used to make a delicious and highly anti-inflammatory tea, set off with aromatic cardamom pods. The fermentation process packs natural sparkle and billions of probiotic lactic acid bacteria cultures into every bottle. The result is a light, highly refreshing beverage with an elegant and sophisticated flavour.

Rosebuds and cardamom have been used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years to boost the immune system and support digestive health.



Brod Brown® was the first of our uniquely flavoured kvas'. The rich flavour of Russian rye bread is combined with cold-brewed coffee (made with locally roasted organic fair-trade beans), cinnamon and cloves. The result is a surprisingly complex, smooth, deep, refreshing and invigorating brew that is equally great on its own or with food.



The many health benefits of hemp have been in the news recently. We source organic, sustainably farmed hemp, pared with manuka for a mild and uplifting taste. Fermentation put a natural sparkle and billions of probiotic lactic acid bacteria cultures into every bottle. The result is a low sugar, easy-drinking, gut-boosting and refreshing brew.

Brod Green® is living, naturally fermented kvas with billions of healthy bacteria per bottle. Studies show that hemp can boost digestive health, reduce stress and fortify your immune system. Manuka is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties and skin health benefits, while flavonoid-rich fennel seed has been shown to prevent indigestion and improve brain function.

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Brod® KVAS is a registered trademark of The Kvas Company New Zealand