The latest brewing lassie imagery snuck out of North Korea, circa 2004.
An interesting article from Reuters today on one beer from North Korea, Taedonggang:
After a hard day of contributing to the cult of personality around Asia's only communist dynasty and vexing the world with a nuclear arms programme, there is no better way for a North Korean cadre to relax than with a cold beer. The impoverished state best known for its communist propaganda and saber rattling has quietly been brewing one of the highest-quality beers on the peninsula for several years. But due to the North's poor infrastructure, limited trading links and minimal skills in the capitalist world, its Taedonggang beer will likely remain a little known product.What a great photo. Grainy, four years old and shot with a lens that makes you wonder if they used a Reuter's hidden camera up someone's left nostril. But there are bigger questions at hand: does this beer now become the holy grail for the beer ticking fanatic? Is the pure-hearted dedicated ale spotter now called to pack in freedom to get that one last checkmark in the spiral-bound notebook? Otherwise one would not be honouring the unwavering creed of the Juche aspect of the beer ticker which is based upon the universal principle that the most important work of beer ticker is molding people ideologically as beer tickers and mobilizing them to beer ticking.
On a related note, is there a most glorious and beloved leader of beer tickery?