Great review! I've had Sierra Nevada, tis a very tasty ale. I'm not a pale beer fan, either.
There isn't any beer thats hard to get here because we have 'Big Daddys' a literal liqour mall. which just happens to be right down the street from my new place. No ,it's not the ghetto.
One beer you can't get in the states that I'd really liketo try is 'Melbourne Bitters', which apparently is what gets all the Aussiholics drunk.