Cat Wolinski

Freelance beer and travel journalist

Hello, and welcome to my portfolio.
I'm a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York.
Bylines: Men's Journal; Brokelyn; Ale Street News; Craft Beer & Brewing; Civil Eats; Rally; Thrillist; Village Voice; & others.
Specialties & Interests: Beer & brewing; small & independent business; travel & tourism; food waste & sustainability; and video production.
Freelance inquiries: catwolinskiwrites [at] gmail [dot] com
Blog inquiries: beeraffair [at] gmail [dot] com

Thank you for visiting!


New York, USA


Men's Journal

Inside the World of YouTube Beer Reviewers

As the world's second largest search engine after Google, which owns it, and the third most visited site on the Internet, after Google and Facebook, YouTube attracts billions of...

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...

Men's Journal

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...

Civil Eats

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...

Ale Street News

The Rise of the Beer Web Series

Vol. 24 - No. 6 12.15- 01.16

Civil Eats

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...



Staycation destination: Long Island City, Queens

Let's face it: Unless you're a teacher, student, or unemployed, there's really no such thing as summer vacation. The downside of this is you worked all summer with no R&R to...

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

Beercation: Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's beer scene is new. The borough, on the western tip of Long Island (across the East River from Manhattan), is one of five that make up New York City, but its culture...

Men's Journal

Finding America's Best Bars With 'Booze Traveler' Star Jack Maxwell

As host of the television show Booze Traveler now entering its fourth season on the Travel Channel, Jack Maxwell has traipsed the globe taking part in drinking customs of...

Men's Journal

Travelocity and American Distilling Institute Reveal Top Spots for Craft Spirits Tourism

Following the Beer Tourism Index created in collaboration with the Brewers Association (BA) last fall, Travelocity has now released the Craft Spirits Tourism Index, a craft...

Men's Journal

BrewDog Raises $60K in 24 hours for 'The DogHouse' Craft Beer Hotel

If a malted barley massage or hop-infused face mask sounds pretty good to you right now, keep reading - and if it doesn't, we suggest you keep reading anyway.


Charleston Beer Week: Must-Sees, Must-Dos, Must-Drinks

As one of America's oldest cities, Charleston offers an incredible mix of history, scenery, food, and-you guessed it-beer. Whether you're a local, an east coast traveler, or a...


Ale Street News

NYC'S Must-Visit Beer Bars, Bottle Shops & Gastropubs - Ale Street News

By Cat Wolinski [email protected] With new breweries opening every few months and can releases happening every day of the week, New York City's beer bars are oft overlooked...

Men's Journal

10 American Saisons to Drink Right Now

Made-up beer holidays are dumb. Saisons are not. Here are some you should be drinking.

Men's Journal

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.


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...


9 beer cocktails in Brooklyn you should be drinking right now

Beer. Cocktails. Combining the two almost seems crazy, but here at Brokelyn we're willing to experiment with ways to get a good buzz going. Turns out, when beer cocktails are...


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...