Pilsner in Pyongyang: How Czech company helped open brewery in N. Korea | NK News
June 14, 2024
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Pilsner in Pyongyang: How Czech company helped open brewery in N. Korea

The Czech brewers teaching North Koreans to make beer

Visitors to North Korea frequently complain about the quality of the beer, arguing that local beer often lacks taste and leaves the drinker with a nasty chemical hangover.

Despite the surprising possibilities for a good night out in Pyongyang and the Korean peninsula’s enthusiastic drinking culture more generally, North Korean beer – with some notable exceptions – tends to leave a lot to be desired.

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