German beer I get sometimes in BC liquor stores, pretty tasty.
They just started selling this shit in Whatcom Co. Its so-so, I'd say Rainier takes it any day of the week (a local bar advertises it as the German Rainier). I'm pretty sure I've seen bums brown bagging this swill on the mean streets of Deutschland. Any good Bavarian will tell you that Northern Germans don't know how to make beer... that stuff's brewed in Dortmund.
A short list of faves: Sheaf's Stout, Sierra Nevade Pale Ale, pretty much anything by Deschutes (imo the best NW microbrewery), Smithwick's, Killykenny when she's nitro-fired... hmm. Ayinger Dunkelweiss, Kostrizer Schwarzbier and I really wish we could get Augustiner in the states. The King of all Munich breweries.