1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,981) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/...lling-dollar3-north-korean-beer-for-dollar148
     
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  2. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Poo-Bah (3,773) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
    Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    He should have kept it on the down down low.
     
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  3. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (121) Mar 15, 2014 California
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    Could we consider radiation an adjunct? Whats the SRM, the IBU and the CPM on such a beer? :sweat_smile::sweat_smile::sweat_smile:
     
  4. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (666) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    This should kill off some of the more adventurous flippers....who can resist 50x margins?
     
  5. stevepat

    stevepat Crusader (779) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    this is the equivalent of smuggling in cuban cigars right?
     
  6. Claude-Irishman

    Claude-Irishman Crusader (754) Jun 4, 2015 New Jersey
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    I personally would not drink anything from North Korea, or China for that matter. Japanese beer is generally OK in my opinion.
     
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  7. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Zealot (504) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Never had a Tsingtao? For some reason, it goes well with Chinese food!
     
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  8. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,027) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    I get your point, but no, since it is legal to bring Cuban cigars into the US.
     
  9. stevepat

    stevepat Crusader (779) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    But isn't that what's going in here? Or is he being charged just for reselling alcohol? I thought the whole issue was the nk origin of the beer in question
     
  10. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,027) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    I’m not certain about the underlying legal issue in the article.

    My point is that it’s not illegal to bring Cuban cigars into the US. If that does not align with your original analogy than I missed your point.
     
  11. stevepat

    stevepat Crusader (779) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Oh I see. I didn't realise that and read your answer as "it is illegal" to bring Cuban cigars in. My bad.
    It is still illegal to sell Cuban cigars in the US isn't it?
     
  12. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,027) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Correct.
     
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  13. rudzud

    rudzud Poo-Bah (6,991) Apr 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    After jumping through all sorts of hurdles to get some real Happoshu a North Korea beer is the ultimate tick. I'd pay that for a bottle.
     
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  14. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (131) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    Sounds like a forbidden tick. But I think this incident just upped the price into the $2000+ tier!

    Chibuku Shake-Shake is my version of a forbidden tick. I'd love to try a carton to sip on, retch, then yard-pour to kill my grass. We've all got our quirks...
     
  15. VoodooBear

    VoodooBear Defender (658) Aug 25, 2012 Puerto Rico
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    "3.6... Not great, not terrible."
     
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  16. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,067) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Well, look on the bright side: if he were caught smuggling Japanese beer into the DPRK, he would probably be strapped to the business end of an AA cannon.