A New York Times article, retelling a Western scholar's reports of conditions in North Korea amid the recent tensions, contains this tidbit:
A beer factory was operating, however, and the visitor pronounced the Taedong River beer, a local brand, “very drinkable.”
Turns out, a Google query leads to plenty of info about the brew. A Wikipedia page describes the brewery's beginnings. A BBC article from 2009 tells of a TV ad for the beer, which was marketed as "Pride of Pyongyang." There are YouTube videos and a host of other info I have yet to read or watch.
Has anyone out there sampled this stuff?
Meanwhile, here is the commercial -