Having recently relocated from one of the craft beer meccas in the US to New Zealand, I've become inspired to brew up some of the styles I miss from back home.
New Zealand has a decent brewing tradition, and grow their own hops which have their strong and weak points. But I find that beers I like most here are modeled after American styles, and usually use some portion of American hops.
Anyways, I'm starting with a Cooper's DIY kit, and am working on my first Australian lager (ale). If it doesn't make me barf, I'm going after a California Common asap. The style is extremely rare in this country and I miss the crap out of it.