When visiting Pyongyang in August it happened to be the first ever beer festival to take place in North Korea. It was great to see the locals having a good time and enjoying themselves with beers and music. The beer was actually quite tasty and the uniforms of the waitresses were stunning!
I was surprised by the media coverage the festival got around the world! I only realized once I got back that a lot of media had picked up on the beer festival! The dailymail published a picture of our tour group in which you can see us having our beers.
My dad also gave an interview and can be seen at minute 0:39 in the video below!
All in all it was a great experience and I was happy to read some positive media coverage on North Korea compared to the one-sided media coverage it usually gets. Guess the love for beer is mutual – regardless of any borders!
In case you want to read more about the beer festival I have listed a couple of English as well as German articles below:
The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/16/plastered-pyongyang-north-korea-launches-first-beer-festival
NK News: https://www.nknews.org/2016/08/pyongyang-proposes-a-toast-for-its-first-ever-beer-festival/
Sputnik Deutschland: http://de.sputniknews.com/panorama/20160814/312107530/norkorea-erstes-bierfest-video.html