North Korea is known for many things, but a watering hole it wasn’t — until now.

On Friday, the Communist country’s capital of Pyongyang played host to its first ever beer festival which saw 800 attendees turn up to join in the festivities.

According to CCTV+, the festival will last 20 days and was organised to promote Pyongyang’s home brewed Taedonggang beer.

The beer is named after one of the North’s most famous landmarks, the Taedong River, where the event is being held.

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During the opening ceremony, 500 guests got to enjoy the lager on the house while snacking on fried chicken and being serenaded by live music performances. Read more…

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Hundreds turn up for North Korea’s first beer festival