The Pyongyang Taedonggang Beer Fest opened on Friday.

On show are rice beer of highest quality, dark beer and several other kinds of beer brewed at the Taedonggang Beer Factory.

The restaurant boat Taedonggang and the wharf, venues of the beer fest, are brightly decorated with peculiar electric lighting and a large electronic display. An opening ceremony took place on Friday.  Present at the ceremony were officials, working people, beer fans, foreign guests and overseas Koreans. Choe Yong Nam, director of the General Bureau of Public Service who doubles as chairman of the preparatory committee for the fest, said in an opening address that the fest would be a good opportunity in spurring the competitiveness of the Taedonggang beer.

The art group of the restaurant boat Taedonggang gave a performance and there was a beer sampling competition, revving up the festive mood. The fest goes on.