I love a Peroni, was getting through a case of it over the weekend. I'm not too familiar with the German beers, must investigate.
As your senior Australian correspondent, I would steer all of you away from the obvious Aussie beers - VB, Tooheys New, Cascade, Carlton, XXXX, they're all utter shite and should not be drunk under any circumstances. Funnily enough, its impossible to get Fosters in Australia. Probably a good thing.
On the other hand, Coopers make fine beers, especially the sparkling ale.
But the best would have to be James Squire, excellent range of ales. stouts and lagers.
Near me there's the Blue Tongue Brewery as well, the Pilsener is excellent, the lager quite nice also, though they have recently rebranded and its appallingly bad compared to what went before which was very good:
There's the odd good microbrewery putting out quality stuff as well, such as Red Oak:
Do any of you do your own home brewing? I have a Coopers kit at home which I'm going to try again, I made a bollocks of the first batch.