I'm going to have to make a list of everything to keep up with it all... So much to try and a lot of local brewries around here. Hope to get in and talk with one of the brewmasters about german brewing practice. Going down to Prog on monday and a taste of the real Pilsner Urquell rather than the state side brand. I'm told its aged six months in wood casks before they even tap it so this should be a real treat... I think I"m falling in love with Bock ... The rich malt taste and light hoping is just perfect. Almost would call it a brakefast beer... Really puts the oooooo in smoth
Prague? Make sure you drink some of the Tmave (the Czech version of Dunkle/Schwarzbier) while you're there. Dark beer is the traditional beer of Prague, just like Munich, due to their hard water; the Pilsner came from... well, Pilz, down the road a bit.
Some say that the Tmavy at U Flekû is the best dark lager in the world. I think that's highly debatable, but that and many others in Prague are near the top of the list.
There are also some great amber lagers, similar to Vienna Lager, in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, they are harder to track down. You can usually get a selection of harder to get Czech beer at the pub Pivovarsky Klub.