Imported beer sucks. Not because it is not made in your country but because the various govt's like to take a slice of your pleasure.
In the UK alcohol is taxed quite heavily, so that Fullers would only be a few dollars cheaper.
Here, much "imported beer" is actually made in a facility in Northampton. It must be the ying to the Cosworth and Mick Hemmings yang.
Fortunately there are many other beers worthy of drinking. A decent lunchtime (meaning you can still work in the afternoon) beer comes from cut price outfit Lidl, called Golden Goose, £0.89 per 500ml bottle*. Its tasty hoppy style suits me nicely on these days when I set to and work out in the garden.
*Just as a comparison, one of my all time favourites, Proper Job, from St Austell Brewery, is £2.00 in a supermarket, or maybe £1.60 if you multi-buy (and why not).