I live in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It was odd moving here from the UK because you expect to see some familiar brands, but its extremely rare. I read somewhere that up to about 1960 or something two thirds of the worlds breweries were in Bavaria. Every village had its own brewery, and the Bavarians take great pride in their beer, holding festivals (today is actually the first day of the Oktoberfest). These days the number of breweries have declined, but the choice is still huge, actually it was daunting when I first arrived. Because of the German purity law the number of ingredients is small and limited to natural things (water, malt and hops), so there's none of that nasty chemical induced side affects. The main beers here are Helles (or light beer), or Wießbier, both are available as dark (dunkles) variations. My favourite (and Munich's most popular) is Augustiner Helles. If you travel too far out of Munich, you'll get a funny look if you order a Helles. When I've been in Berlin, and looked around the supermarkets/beer shops its like a different world, there are only two I remember seeing, Löwenbräu and Erdinger, both of which are not that popular here.