Prague Daily Monitor: Czech Beer: Extra Speciál

There's an article in the Prague Daily Monitor about a Czech beer style called Speciál, which I hadn't heard of before.
Although speciál is just a single term, it actually signifies a vast category that includes a variety of golden, half-dark and dark beers of various strengths. According to Czech regulations, anything brewed with a percentage of initial sugar greater than 13 — denoted 13° — is considered a speciál.
It's an interesting read, and definitely something to keep in mind for the trip to the Czech Republic that my friends and I have been talking about taking.