Monteith’s Brewing Co

Brewery in Greymouth

The original Monteith's brewhouse is brand HQ: glossy and a wee bit corporate, but it delivers a high-quality experience. Plan ahead for one of four daily guided tours (25 minutes, including generous samples) or DIY in the industrial-chic tasting room and bar, complete with roaring fire.

To stimulate thirst for another pale ale or cider, you can order superb tapas-style snacks at the bar ($9 to $22), including moreish 'Coast Fried Chicken', beer-battered turbot and antipasti. Shame this place closes so early.