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Adding beer to anything will make us like it better. When said beer is a brew from one of our favorite breweries – Dogfish Head – well, that’s even better. The Delaware brewery just released some belly-filling clam chowder that’s infused with their 60 Minute IPA. Hard Tack Chowder is based off a recipe from “Moby Dick,” and even though Herman Melville never sipped some 60 Minute, we’re guessing he’d approve of a bowl. Pair it with an Indian Brown Ale and have a belly-warming evening.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.