The best light beer I ever tasted was Kelly’s Stone-Brewed Light from Atlanta Brewing in Atlanta, Georgia. It is, sadly, no longer manufactured.
A friend of mine who is a beer sales representative brought me along one evening when he was calling on accounts. I teased him that I might not drink what he sold: "Fine with me," he chuckled. "Try something you haven’t had before." This pizza place where we were in East Atlanta was running an introductory special on Kelly’s for $1.25 a pint. I tried one, and — GAD!! — it was good. Rob said he’d already tasted it and thought it was "pretty good," and he left me to continue my mad enjoyment of Kelly’s while calling on several other nearby accounts (he didn’t sell Kelly’s).
By the time he returned, I was on my sixth pint. I summarily drained it (it had warmed by this time, but remained totally tasty), gently set the glass aside, and handed the lovely bartender lady a ten. She handed me back five ones, saying "You enjoyed that so much that I bought you a couple." She thus received a 100% tip from me, and I slept happily that night with no repercussions.
Nostalgically Toastingly, Ort. Carlton in Always Athens.
P. S. I am told that Straub Brewery in St. Marys, PA. makes an even better light beer than does Yuengling, but finding it any closer to me than Youngstown, Ohio or far southwestern Pennsylvania is apt to be as hard as teaching chickens how to do the hula. — Does anyone know if Straub’s is sold anywhere in West Virginia? That would indeed be closer than Youngstown….