You can find a few pretty good pilsner beers here in West Virginia. Here are a few of my picks for you to try. (Porch and rocking chair not included.)
Zatec (pronounced "ZHA-tets") - This beer is named both for the town of origin and also the famous hop-growing region of the Czech Republic. This brewery has been making this style of beer since 1800. It is an excellent beer, especially if found fresh and refrigerated. The beer pours slightly amber-golden and has an incredibly balanced malt flavor that finishes with a nice bitter hop bite. This beer is fairly new to the U.S. market.
Pilsener Urquell - "The Original Pilsner." Although a good beer, it is not as good as it was before it was purchased and defiled by SAB-Miller brands, making it unfortunately taste a little bit closer to its American imposter cousin by marriage, Miller High Life. I think most will find that it still has a great grassy malt quality, but the finish of this beer could stand to be a bit drier and more bitter to balance out.
Czechvar - Folks, I present to you the original "Budweiser" beer! This was the beer brewed in the town of Budweis. The basic recipe was then used by Augustus Busch to create the American version. Called Budvar Budweis nearly everywhere else in the world, the beer is called Czechvar here as a result of a lawsuit filed by Anheuser-Busch. Apparently, they were not too keen on the idea of having another "Budweiser" on the market.
In an earlier lawsuit filed in Europe, the brewers of Budweis were able to block Anheuser-Busch from using the Budweiser name when selling in Europe. A-B beers in Europe are simply called "Bud." Ironically, Anheuser-Busch is now the key distribution channel for Czechvar in the U.S.
By the way, it's a very good beer. Very crisp and clean. Nice hay or grassy flavors from that fabulous Czech 2-row malt.
Wernesgruner (Pils Legend) - A German pils from Saxony in eastern Germany. The beer is soft and refreshing, but reminds you that it's a pilsner when it delivers its very hoppy finish. This is a great value and can only be found at your local Aldi store.
For more on the craft of beer, see Rich Ireland's "Beers to You" blog at thegazz.com.