Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446 28 Jan 2010 #1They used to sell something called podpiwek in Polish food shops. It was a powder mix and with it you could create a beer-like beverage. Is it still available? I never made it but I did try it. The beer came out yeasty and cloudy but supposedly such were the beers of yesteryear -- cloudy, with sediment and not very bubbly. Nothing like today's ultra-filtered, golden, fizzy lagers.