Czechs are rightly known around the world for producing the world's best beer; certainly the light, Pilsner-style lager would top anyone's ‘best’ list. Most of the better national labels, like Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser, are actually brewed outside the capital (Staropramen is made in Prague), but Prague has its share of great pubs and watering holes, where freshly brewed beer from the provinces is hauled in in massive tanks and doled out amid much fanfare to the thirsty masses. In addition to the big national brands, home brews, microbrews, and smaller regional labels are finding an enthusiastic audience. The best place to sample the wares, of course, is in a traditional Czech pub – a hospoda - that’s likely to be dingy, smoky and packed with regulars. All minor inconveniences when the beer is this good.