Blog: Chris Mercerjust-drinks closed for public holiday (plus news of Kim Jong-Il)

Chris Mercer | 26 August 2011

just-drinks' virtual printing presses will halt on Monday (29 August) in honour of a public holiday here in the UK. However, to keep you amused in the interlude, here's some news on the brewing ambition of North Korea's leader.

Clearly tired of nuclear weapons, it now seems that Kim Jong-Il is turning his sights to beer. North Korea's 'dear leader' wants to build a brewery in nearby Russia, according to a report.

North Korea's leadership 'has previous' in the brewing world. Around ten years ago, Kim Jong Il acquired Ushers Brewery in the UK, shipped the parts over to North Korea and then began producing Taedong River Beer.

Other known favourites of the secretive leader include Nestle's Perrier water and Martell Cognac.

Until Tuesday.


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