With foreword written by Lino Rulli, The Catholic Guy, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Liguori Publications — June 1, 2015

*Nominated as a finalist for the top inspirational book in the Association of Catholic Publishers’ 2016 Excellence in Publishing Awards


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About the book:

A priest, a blogger, and a homebrewer walk into a bar…

If you want to know what happens next, then this book may be just what you’ve been looking for! Blogger Sarah Vabulas, better known as the Catholic Drinkie, shares her story of what happened to bring her passion for the Church and her passion for a good drink together into a mission of evangelization. You’ll read all about the history of alcohol while exploring instances of drinking in Scripture and learning about your new favorite patron saints of beer. You’ll also find a how-to of homebrewing, with plenty of recipes and tips to inspire your own homebrews. With Sarah’s skillful storytelling, you’ll soon see something more than froth here: A conversation with the Catholic Drinkie is where brew meets faith.

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Endorsements for The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism:

“If beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy, then the histories and recipes in this delightful manual are proof that he also supplies us the means of better appreciating his divine favor! Or did I mean flavor?” — Elizabeth Scalia, author of Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life


“Cheers to Sarah Vabulas, the saintly genius behind the fabulous “Catholic Drinkie” apostolate, for penning a book which reminds us that faith, like a great beer, is meant to be savored and shared. Packed full of history, spirituality, and — yes! — homebrew pointers too, The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism calls us each to embrace our own unique role in the New Evangelization. Buy two! This book, like your favorite brew, is too great to keep to yourself!”
— Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of The Grace of Yes


The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism is a glimpse into the Church from a fresh, rarely-explored angle. This delightful little book will renew your appreciation for two of God’s greatest gifts to humanity: the Catholic Church and good beer.”
— Jennifer Fulwiler, author Something Other than God and host of The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on SiriusXM


“Evangelization can happen anytime, anywhere and while doing just about anything. Sarah Vabulas, aka Catholic Drinkie, lovingly traces how she found her calling in lifting the hearts of the downtrodden while lifting a pint with them. This modern example of witnessing the faith will satisfy your thirst and leave a lingering hoppy flavor for good measure.” — Greg and Jennifer Willits, Hosts of The Catholics Next Door Podcast & Founders of New Evangelizers, Inc.


The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism is a must read for anyone who takes faith, socializing, fun and spiritual life seriously! Sarah’s joy in her faith and her affection for a well-made beer or mixed drink will warm your heart and raise your glass to faith!”
— Bonnie Rodgers, Director, The CatholicTV Network


“Combining history, theology, personal anecdotes, and practical tips, Sarah Vabulas serves up a delicious contribution to the New Evangelization of the tavern and the home bar.”
— Michael P. Foley, author of Drinking With the Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour


The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism makes me thirst for a good drink as well a good conversation about Jesus. Sarah Vabulas’ book reminds me of the best of what it means to be Catholic. We are in this world, which means I can enjoy a beer; but I am not of this world, which means I have to also do the work of Jesus while on the earth. While being able to enjoy the fermented fruits of our labors, we have to still do the work in God’s vineyard. Thank you Jesus for evangelization and beer!”
— Marcel LeJeune, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at St. Mary’s Catholic Center, Texas A&M University


“What you hold in your hands is a book that’s about much more than just a good drink. This is a book that gets at the heart of our Catholic faith in a way that’s delightful and sure to inspire you to share it (the book AND your faith). Prepare yourself for a book that’s as good as a good drink!”
— Sarah Reinhard, author and writer, SnoringScholar.com