Baker and Brewer: Wood St. Bread Co.'s Bill Bartelme (l) and East End's Scott Smith (R)
I've got an article about Kvass in the current issue (Oct/Nov) of Mid Atlantic Brewing News, which is now available as an online edition. Mike and I also just submitted a collaborative article on Kvass to Brew Your Own magazine as part and parcel of a stratagem for a popular uprising to install Kvass as the new darling of the historic small beer revolution--there is a coup brewing comrades, it begins in fits and whispers, but soon storm and swell.
the homebrewed version of East End's Wood St. Kvass
I want to offer a big thanks to Scott Smith of East End Brewing in Pittsburgh for having us out to brew and document his Wood St. Kvass with him. Scott's Session Ale project of brewing creative and full flavored beers under 4.5% ABV is an inspiration that has helped revitalize interest in not only Kvass, but other nearly forgotten styles such as Berliner Weisse, Gose and Grisette. Stan Hieronymus' recent book Brewing with Wheat has a great section that covers Scott's adventures brewing historic wheat beers.