From Wiltshire to Pyongyang: North Korea’s Taedonggang brewery | NK News
June 13, 2024
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From Wiltshire to Pyongyang: North Korea’s Taedonggang brewery

The story of how Ushers of Trowbridge was reassembled in the DPRK, brick by brick, becoming the country's first brewery

“Ushers of Trowbridge had contracts to brew the likes of Miller Genuine Draft, Steinlager from New Zealand and Amstel for Heineken”, says former Brewing Manager of Ushers, Gary Todd. “We were brewing them all in Ushers.”

But did Todd, now Operations Director at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood Ltd, ever think that Ushers would one-day be brewing North Korea’s favorite beer, Taedonggang lager?

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