One of our great discoveries when we were dirtbagging it in Bishop was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. A just reward after a day on the highballs of the Buttermilks. If you can put aside all preconceptions you might have about American beers and in-canoe love making, SNPA is actually a very nice tipple.
To my surprise they've started selling it in Tesco of all places! So, from one beer-lover to another, I hereby raise a Californian micro brew to your health, and invite you to try the same next time you pick up your groceries at the supermarket.