North Korea had its first Beer Festival last week in the city of Pyongyang. Now that’s what I call progress. Looks like it was a good time, but beer tends to make that happen.
The festival itself had a remarkable German feel to it. Sausages on the grill, large and overflowing stein glasses, performances on stage, and—dare I say it—attractive waitresses by the bucketload. All that was missing was the lederhosen.
Open from 7 pm to midnight every day for two weeks, patrons could choose to sit in the beer garden next to the stage, ride the floating restaurant, or take the quiet standing-only tables further down the river overlooking the Juche Tower.
Here’s a video of the Pyongyang Beer Festival.
Cheers to every North Korean!