North Korea may be run by a brutal dictator who isolates his nation from the rest of the world and greatly restricts his people’s freedoms, but at least the country finally has one thing going for it… a beer festival.
This past Friday, the rogue state took a respite from plotting the destruction of the United States to kick off the country’s first ever beer festival. The event, which is scheduled to last for about 20 days, took place on a floating restaurant on the Taedong River and fittingly featured Pyongyang’s own Taedonggang beer which is named after the waterway.
Reportedly over 800 people turned out for start of the festival, including a lucky 500 guests who were able to drink for free for the first two hours. Apparently beers weren’t too expensive after that, going for between 50 cents and $2.50, according to the Metro UK, though based on what we know about the North Korean economy, I’m not sure if that’s a good deal or, like, a month’s pay.