You can get steak and sushi at the new Yankee Stadium, yet somehow beer fans are slumming it with the likes of Heineken, Stella Artois, and—God help us—Pabst Blue Ribbon? “I want some beers worthy of the team,” writes Eric Asimov in the New York Times. How about a fine array of American pilsners—you know, the beer style Budweiser pretends to be?
US craft brewers—“the major leagues" when it comes to beer—rarely brew the popular, low-alcohol pilsners, but when they do the results are stunning. Try Victory’s Prima Pils or Kaiser Pils from Pennsylvania Brewing, Asimov’s top two choices. They’re even livelier than great Czech pilsners, and have that crisp, floral taste that makes you long for a hot dog and a long fly ball.