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There are bizarre beers out there. Beers made with chili peppers, beers brewed to taste like pizza, and other interesting concoctions. Then there’s Beard Beer. No it’s not a joke, the beer is brewed with yeast extracted from Rogue’s Brewmaster’s glorious beard. While it sounds insane (and, frankly, it is) brewers have used wild yeasts for quite some time (think of those sour beers you’ve enjoyed in the past). The result, a sweet American wild ale that is quite tasty. John Maier started growing his beard in 1983 (over 15,000 brews ago) and finally has the recognition and honor it deserves: Beard Beer. Are you man enough to try it?

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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.