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North Korea’s Brewery Via Satellite

Telegraph UK published pics of North Korea under Kim Jong Il.  This is a satellite image of the country’s only purported brewery – Taedongang.

Other images taken above North Korea include the Taedongang brewery on the outskirts of Pyongyang. The brewery, originally from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, was reconstructed outside the North Korean capital after being shipped thousands of miles in 2000. The structure, renamed Taedongang, was dismantled in Britain by engineers and within 18 months was up and running, producing beer for the small nation. The beer is said to have a “full flavour” but is often brewed using chaff as some of the key ingredients are hard to find

Kim Jong apparently was entertaining the idea of building a brewery in Russia.  Why weren’t there any Kim Jong Il beer commercials? [TelegraphUK]