N. Korea to open 300 pubs tied to old English brewery

N. Korea to open 300 pubs tied to old English brewery

May 24, 2001

SEOUL, May 24 (Reuters) – North Korea plans to open 300 pubs in the capital Pyongyang this year once it has rebuilt an English brewery, South Korea’s Yonhap News said on Thursday.  The communist state acquired the 175-year-old Ushers brewery, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, at the end of last year, dismantled it and began rebuilding it in Pyongyang in January.  The pubs would be managed by a state-run agency managing other restaurants and bars in Pyongyang, the agency said.

First move towards the eventual founding of the Pyongyang Hash??