Craft Beer in New Plymouth

Mike's proudly asserts its status as NZ's first craft-beer brewery (founded 1989) and when the beer is this good, why argue? Swing into Mike's new downtown beer bistro (mains $14 to $26) to sample some: its LongLine Lager is king of the regulars, while Led Zeppelin fans will get a kick out of the seasonal Misty Mountain Hops, a New England IPA.