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2011_01_sixpoint1.jpgAs part of brewer Shane Welch's "Mad Scientist" series for his brewery Sixpoint, he's fermenting beer with yeast collected on his rooftop in Red Hook. It's a way to "get in touch with the flora of where we are," he says, adding that the "natural, ambient soup that is circulating in New York Harbor" stirs up some interesting wild yeast. [DJ]

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