+1 on not using a can kit. They can often have an offtaste we call the "extract twang" I also second the idea of using one of the reputable merchents mentioned. I personally like the kit selection on morebeer.com
When I cook for my wife I rarely attempt to cook any of her authentic Filipino dishes becase there is a sentimentality tied up with her tastebuds where even if my attempt is better than the original she would still prefer the original. See what I'm saying? You might pull off a Dortmunder style Helles that would win awards from objective judges but will leave these folks less than enthused. I would do a crisp, fresh, hoppy APA or maybe an ESB for them. Say, see that is how we do it here. Just the fact that it is a homebrew will blow them away.
On Tap: 1. Kelly R. IPA, 2. Roter Hund Hefeweizen, 3. Bud Killer Blonde, 4. Red Dog Pale, 5. Roter Hund Oktoberfest, 6. Pumpkin Ale, 7. McRed's Stout (with new nitro system and stout tap,) Cream Soda, 8. ESB # 3, & 9. Ordinary Bitter.