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



Ale Street News

The Man Behind the Glass: Pete Lengyel, Brewer, Biologist, and Birder - Ale Street News

By Cat Wolinski If you step up to Bushwick, Brooklyn's Kings County Brewers Collective (better known to locals as KCBC), you'll immediately notice immense glass windows...


Beer Karma, Brooklyn's newest beer shop, in Grandma's house

How to open a beer bar/shop in Brooklyn: 1. Have a good job. 2. Quit that good job. 3. Drink as much beer as possible. 4. Know a good landlord. At least, that was the formula...

Men's Journal

The Most Interesting Man in the World on the Pursuit of Love

Jonathan Goldsmith is an actor best known for his role as the "Most Interesting Man in the World," an advertising campaign character created by the Dos Equis beer company that...



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...


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...


BeerAffair/Patrick Phillips

A Minoh Minute

A minute with Minoh Beer, famed women-owned craft brewery in Osaka, Japan.

BeerAffair/Ale Street News

Brewers Define Craft Beer at BCTC 2017

Brewers at BCTC 2017 (Belgium Comes to Cooperstown) beer festival at Brewery Ommegang answer the question: What Does Craft Beer Mean to You?

BeerAffair/Men's Journal

BrewDog's Big Bet - James Watt Roulette Wheel Interview

Cat Wolinski @BeerAffair interviews BrewDog "Captain" and CEO, James Watt using a roulette wheel. Director of photography: Patrick Phillips.


Meet Interboro

This is "Meet Interboro" by Patrick Phillips on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

BeerAffair/Ale Street News

Ale Street News Tours - GABF 2016

Ale Street News Tours the Great American Beer Festival in 2016, with trips to Denver and Fort Collins breweries including New Belgium and Funkwerks. A Beer Affair Production....

BeerAffair/Ale Street News

Mondial de la Biere (English Version)

This is "Mondial Festival English" by Patrick Phillips on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.