A Little Glimpse into North Korea’s Beer Festival | Be Korea-savvy

A Little Glimpse into North Korea’s Beer Festival

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SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea’s Taedonggang Beer Festival kicked off for a 20-day run on August 12, showing off its people’s “happy and optimism-filled livelihood, building a paradise of the people and a strong socialist nation, while crushing America and its anti-republic followers’ schemes to isolate and annihilate (North Korea),” in the words of state-owned KCTV (Korean Central Television. 

The festival features the famous Taedonggang beer, and attracted foreigners visiting the country as well as North Korean citizens.

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Taedonggang is the most popular government-owned beer brand, and is based in Pyongyang. The common consensus is that the beer is “unexpectedly better than expected”. The New York Times once wrote that the beer is a “highly respectable but not award-winning brew”.

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Image Credit: Yonhap / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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