North Korean Beer Advertisement


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North Korea is world-renowned for its crippling poverty, saber rattling and wanton firing of missiles left, right and center. It is also known for its strict TV practices where all televisions are made to tune only to state run stations and programs. As a staunchly communist nation commercialism is very rare or non-existent. So you could imagine that it was a bit of surprise for both North Korean viewers and for many groups who keep an eye on what is happening in that country to see a rare site advert for beer!

I would love to have a translation of what the advert claims as the advert itself is just trippy and I suppose that the claims regarding the beers "stress reducing" abilities are too.

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this is late, but I asked my dad to translate it, so this is a rough translation of part of the commercial:

"The pride of Pyung Yang (the capital of N. Korea)

Beer brewed from white rice only (white rice is rare in the north - this might be the only place where they brew it from white rice since the best beer is made from rye?)

A clean and fresh taste

Unique aroma

Quality approved by international organizations

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North Korea is resistant to time. They have no idea what fads are going on in different countries because they're cut off from communication.

That being said, they aren't stuck in the eighties.
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