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    IWL Member Recommendations

    What do you recommend? What's something you've tried, owned, or somewhere you've been that you personally endorse? Books, music, events, beer, cars, shoes, whatever.

    I recommend Sixpoint beer. All of their brews are delicious, but my favorites are Resin, which is a huge double IPA, and Bengali Tiger, their go-to IPA. When we moved to Brooklyn in 2008, we could only find Sixpoint on draught around our neighborhood, which was a short walk from the brewery in Red Hook. Within a few years they began bottling (err, canning?) and while I think distribution is still mostly limited to the NYC metropolitan area, I've run into it as far north as Providence, RI. Get yourself some Sixpoint by mail if possible, or pick up a case the next time you're in my neck of the woods.
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    Not to single out this brand you like, but I really wish all the craft and local brewers would give it a rest already with all the IPA iterations. It's getting tedious. I went to a local beer festival here a few weeks ago, a good event and this year was no exception, and made it my mission to drink anything but IPA. There were about 40 crafters and everyone of them had at least one, some of them 3.
    It is now my duty to completely drain you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianStraps View Post
    Not to single out this brand you like, but I really wish all the craft and local brewers would give it a rest already with all the IPA iterations. It's getting tedious. I went to a local beer festival here a few weeks ago, a good event and this year was no exception, and made it my mission to drink anything but IPA. There were about 40 crafters and everyone of them had at least one, some of them 3.
    Until a few years ago I disliked IPAs, anything hoppy really. So I'm making up for lost time I guess. What did you end up drinking at the festival? What was good?

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    Beer recommendations or anything?
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    Well, I love beer, especially craft, so it was all 'good'. Here were some of the highlights:

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    I tried 21 or 22 different ones I think. Some of the crafters I already knew and loved, some were new to me. Craft beer can be a double edged sword: if the brewery is too far away and too small to get into the Beer Store or any other wide distribution, an event like this might be the only time you get to give them a try.
    It is now my duty to completely drain you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Beer recommendations or anything?
    My thought was anything. Things we members recommend based on our own use and enjoyment. Could even be a place you've visited or an idea.

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    I'm liking Red Ales at the moment - a subset of normal ale that's...red.
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    Make your dinner taste nicer by waiting an extra hour for it

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    Silicone egg lifter - doesn't scratch your pan and doesn't melt on it either.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000...RLL&ref=plSrch

    In fact all of oxo good grips products - these salt and pepper grinders sit upside down so don't spill on your table and have adjustable grinds (I like my pepper big, the wife small) .

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B001...Z6L&ref=plSrch

    And their peeler, garlic press... all great products.
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    IWL Member Recommendations

    Mainstream beer, it has to be Marston's - 'we brew pale ale, the rest brew pale imitations' as their recent strapline had it
    Burton squares ftw!
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    Otherwise, grab anything with a bizarre name you haven't heard of before. Hence me at the gtg with Beavertown Neck Oil - chin chin!
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    It's the final countdown! PM me before they're all gone!

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