Smith's New Year's Drinking Guide

Monday December 29, 2014

The hardest decision about New Year’s isn’t which party to avoid, vantage point to get lost at or resolution to break: it’s what to drink. Here’s our guide to the best booze for the night.

Fifty-three writers discuss their 53 favourite bars in one interactive map.

The pioneering Auckland-based brewery loves bacon and bacon loves it right back.

This blood moon is a very good omen for your gin.

No learning curve for Australian vermouth.

Free to be as bitter as you want to be.

Take what is yours with fire and blood (and malt and hops).

Micro in every way but taste.

No room for the German Purity Law in this Wellington garage.

One of the standouts at this year's Australian International Beer Awards was the King St Brewhouse, with its chocolate-y, mocha-ish Cannonball Stout taking the gold.

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