Alex in Flatbush:
Alex is an American army brat who grew up in Germany. And European drinking ages being what they are, he developed a love for beer at an early age. While still dedicated to the German lagers of his hometown, he got to explore Europe’s great varieties of beers and ales from the Benelux to the British Isles. Here in the US he became an actor, and had the good fortune of being on tour in the late nineties just as the Craftbrew movement was taking off. He was introduced to great American brews from coast to coast and border to border. He moved to New York about fifteen years ago, and working as a bartender between acting gigs, he was immersed in the culture of food and drink that is such a great part of this city’s history. As a tour guide, he found an amazing opportunity to share this culture with others and see that history continue.
Why He Loves Being a Tour Guide: It combines 3 things he loves; history, beer, and performance.
Favorite Slice. Wheated in Ditmars Park, Brooklyn.
Special Skills. Plays the african thumb piano & makes a really good Glühwein (German mulled wine).
For more of Alex's Flatbush picks, check out his map of the neighborhood.