Cat Wolinski

Beer Writer • Contributing Editor

Welcome to my portfolio!
Below, you'll find my recent craft beer coverage
in various publications I contribute to regularly,
such as Ale Street News, Brokelyn, Civil Eats & Men's Journal.

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Ale Street News

Master Classes School Brewers at Mondial de la Bière
By Cat Wolinski [email protected] At the 23rd annual Mondial de la Bière, the international beer festival that took place June 9-12 at the Palais de Congres in Montreal, a...
Brooklyn Brewery Making Major Moves to Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2018
By Cat Wolinski Brooklyn Brewery has big plans for 2018. On May 16, the international beer brand and brewery joined local legislature and Brooklyn Navy Yard leaders in the...
The Rise of the Beer Web Series
Vol. 24 - No. 6 12.15- 01.16

Brokelyn Beer Books

Queens Beer Book 2
The annual Queens Beer Book returns for the 2nd year, bringing the best way to discover the exploding craft beer scene in Queens. The limited-edition Queens Beer Book has been...
Beer Book 12: Middle Brooklyn
SORRY, THE MIDDLE BROOKLYN BEER BOOK IS NOW SOLD OUT, but we have a limited supply of the Upper Brooklyn Beer Book Clear off your drinking calendars and crack open some new...
Beer Book 11: Upper Brooklyn
Clear off your drinking calendars and crack open some new pages in your book o' boozy adventures because the 2016 Beer Books are on sale right now! As Brokelyn readers know, we...

Civil Eats

Cheers to This: Beer That's Good for the Climate
Long Root Ale, a pale ale hitting the market today from Patagonia Provisions and Hopworks Urban Brewery, is sustainably brewed and made with organic ingredients, but that's not...
5 Beers From Across the Nation That Are Redefining Local
There are 4,000 small and independent craft breweries operating across the country and they all sell their beer locally. But a select group of breweries are taking the term...
Toast with Mario Batali's Beer Made Out of Food Waste
In October, chef and restaurant owner, Mario Batali and Delaware-based brewer Sam Calagione launched a new experiment: beer made out of food waste. Calagione is the owner of...
How Farmers and Brewers Are Bringing Local Hops Back to New York
Last month, at the VIP dinner preceding Brewery Ommegang's annual summer festival, employees, volunteers, and attendees toasted the launch of a brand new beer: Hopstate NY. The...

Men's Journal

Craft Brewers Pick Their Favorite Shower Beer
There's no more refreshing way to clean up than with a cold can of beer by your side.
Richard Linklater's Crowning Achievement: His Own Beer
Austin Beerworks and the Alamo Drafthouse, a movie theater chain based in the capital, have collaborated on a beer brewed in honor of Texas native Richard Linklater's new film,...
Is Farm-to-Pint Beer Doomed?
Call it farm-to-table, field-to-pint, or ground-to-glass, the craft beer community is embracing the culinary world's locavore movement. Through initiatives at some of the...


Where to Drink While You Wait For Your Bus, Train, or Plane
Your bus broke down outside the city and will be two hours late to Port Authority. A tree fell in front of the Amtrak train you're supposed to get on in 20 minutes.
Beer Yoga in New York City
Wow, those yogis look like they could use a beer. Luckily, this magical combination of yoga and beer actually exists. And no, it's not just something Park Slope moms are getting...
Beer Chick: Why You're a Sucker if You Don't Drink Spice Beer
For the brewing community as much as the masses, fall wouldn't be fall without the crisp scents and spices that start to crackle out of their shells at farms and breweries...


Queens beer guide: Explore the best craft beers neighborhood by neighborhood
The Queens Bar Guide, accompanying the Queens Beer Book, brings you the best way to discover the exploding craft beer scene in Queens. Consider this as your explorer's guide to...
The 101 Best Beers in America
Our team of experts scoured the country to find the most delicious ales and lagers in all 50 states.
11 Drinking Field Trips via NYC Public Transit
Your two-item summer bucket list: 1) get out of NYC 2) drink Check them off at THE SAME TIME with one of these 11 drinking field trips, all of which you can use public transit...
Seven Ways to Brew Summer Wheat Beer
Summer is all about trying new things and mixing it up--bonus points if you're trying and mixing new beer recipes. Something to put on your bucket list this month is a brewday...
Queens Bar Guide 2015
The first-ever Queens Bar Guide on The following bars are featured in the 2015 Queens Beer Book, a passport to the craft beer scene featuring 30 beers at 30...
Brooklyn Pour Festival Unites Local Brewers and Beer Fans
The Village Voice celebrated its fourth annual Brooklyn Pour at Skylight One Hanson (One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, 718-783-5437) on Saturday, September 27, giving craft beer fans...
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