Socialism Sucks. Why? Their Beer Sucks.


What do you think beer tastes like in North Korea or Cuba? We’ll give you a hint. It’s not good. We here at The Brewmance have not had the opportunity to try it, but Dr. Ben Powell and Dr. Robert Lawson have.

They traveled to a group of socialist countries like North Korea and Venezuela to sample their brews. What they found was consistent. Socialism is not great for jobs and it’s even worse for beer.

Dr. Powell joins us on this edition of the #NoFakeBrews podcast. Fittingly, Powell is on a patio sipping on a beer while he tells about his travels and about the book he wrote with Dr. Lawson called, Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through The UnFree World.

He tells us things were so bad in Venezuela they even ran out of beer. It’s a great conversation focused more on beer than politics.

As always, we have to sip on a beer while chatting with Dr. Powell. We go back to Mike’s gateway into craft with New Belgium‘s Fat Tire Amber Ale.

New Belgium Fat Tire

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