Matt Galletta b. 1984

There was the batch of home-brewed beer a while ago, notes Mr. Galletta, that had some fermentation issues. ''In my infinite wisdom,'' he says, ''I put the fermentation keg on top of a bookshelf.'' He woke up the next morning to find stout foaming out of the keg and down the shelf, soaking all the literary magazines and books underneath. ''Bukowski would've been proud, I guess,'' says Mr. Galletta, who once got kicked out of a grocery store for reading the Communist Manifesto aloud in the cereal aisle.

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