The good, the bad, and more of the bad
Reflecting upon last night, it's probably not a good idea to serve Spaten Optimator in pints.
Optimator is a Doppelbock, a very delicious, very malty, very big beer. If you're unfamiliar with the style, it'll knock you on your ass. Anyway, I onloy had two pints.
The beer at the party I subsequently attended, however, was Yuengling Lager. There's been a bit of a promtional push for this beer in the northeast, and it's easy to find and cheap. My friends swear by Yuengling over Labatt Blue (the other tolerable cheap lager around here), but I have yet to be convinced. For lagers from Pennsylvania, gimme an Iron City any day. It's refreshing, and I'm a sucker for the aluminum bottles.