I heard an article on the Splendid Table today on my way to drop off a DVD at the library (why more people don't use the library as a free resource for videos, I don't understand), regarding the original concoction of the pilsner back in the ol' Czech Republic (well, *new* Czech Republic, but where it was... oh nevermind).
Anyways, still find it interesting the large lack of perspective of typical American beer drinkers. 'Yeah, I like both kinds of beer, Bud & Bud Lite'
But I digress. The most recent, excellent, beer (besides my own ;) I have gotten to drink was the 'Tupper Hop Pocket' by Old Dominion Ale Company which gets an '88' at Beer Advocate. Got to enjoy this particular brew at Bailey's in Arlington whilst in the Washington, D.C. area for a wedding last weekend. I also had a 'Red Seal Ale', which I heartily un-recommend. Too smooth and bodiless for a red.