Author Archive: Brandilyn Brown

Bring on the rain, and a bottle of Wonky & Wry's Honey Braggot Ale.
Loves to roast marshmallows over a fire.
Enjoys the mix of cigars and whiskey.

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BrewView: Blades and Bottles

BrewView: Blades and Bottles

BrewView: Blades and Bottles by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Modesto couple Adam Soares and Allison Dowdy recently opened Blades and Bottles: a two-story combo saloon and salon, in the heart of downtown. The project combines Adam’s and Allison’s passions of hair cutting and bartending to create something truly unique in the area. It has […]

By April 1, 2019 Read More →
United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County Sips & Treasures: Life Without Limits

United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County Sips & Treasures: Life Without Limits

United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County Sips & Treasures: Life Without Limits By Brandilyn Brown Do you live a life without limits? Do you often think about what that means? United Cerebral Palsy has had a center here for 30 years. UCP’s adult day centers in Modesto and Turlock work hard every day to create […]

By March 1, 2019 Read More →
Modesto’s Taste of Ireland

Modesto’s Taste of Ireland

Modesto’s Taste of Ireland By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this month? Check out on these dives and enjoy what they have to offer from Irish beer, Irish whiskey, Irish food and Irish music. Do me a favor and don’t order an Irish Car Bomb […]

By March 1, 2019 Read More →
Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!)

Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!)

BrewView Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!) by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell To help you woo your special someone this month, we thought we’d share our perfect “going out” & “staying in” pairings of our favorite sweet drinks and treats. Whether you’re taking out a partner, beloved family member, best friend or you’re […]

By February 1, 2019 Read More →
BrewView: Get your Cocktail On with Fresh Victor

BrewView: Get your Cocktail On with Fresh Victor

BrewView: Get your Cocktail On with Fresh Victor By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell We love a good cocktail, and what makes a cocktail brag-worthy are the ingredients! Of course fresh is best, local is great, and a mish mash of flavors is what we look for, but not everyone has time to create a […]

By December 30, 2018 Read More →
The New Persuasion Brewing BrewView

The New Persuasion Brewing BrewView

by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown The Market at La Comisaria is THE best market in town if you love craft brew. For a prime example of craft beer, look no further than The Market. Light, dark, doesn’t matter. Ales, pilsners, hoppy IPAs, stouts, sours, you like it, they carry it. Try a new brand. […]

By December 1, 2018 Read More →
Mac ‘N Cheese, an Ooey-gooey Winter Food

Mac ‘N Cheese, an Ooey-gooey Winter Food

Mac ‘N Cheese, an Ooey-gooey Winter Food by Brandilyn Brown Last month we brought you the ViewCrew favorite soups, this month we bring you the ViewCrew favorite mac ‘n cheeses! There’s plenty more macs out there not listed below, so if your favorite didn’t make the list, be sure to tell us about it! We […]

By November 28, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Rabbit’s Foot Meadery-The Largest Meadery You’ve Never Heard Of

BrewView: Rabbit’s Foot Meadery-The Largest Meadery You’ve Never Heard Of

BrewView: Rabbit’s Foot Meadery-The Largest Meadery You’ve Never Heard Of By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Nothing gets BrewView more excited than trips to check out new libations. And it doesn’t have to be new to the scene, as long as it’s new to us! We keep driving farther and farther to find new tap […]

By November 6, 2018 Read More →
Sip Those Winter Blues Away

Sip Those Winter Blues Away

Sip Those Winter Blues Away by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Looking to warm up your innards as we finally welcome cooler weather? Or want the best places to take your relatives and friends to warm them up when they visit you for the holidays? Impress them with these drinks. We hope you enjoy these […]

By November 1, 2018 Read More →
St. Stan’s New Pub Menu

St. Stan’s New Pub Menu

St. Stan’s New Pub Menu by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown We know what it takes to make a memorable water hole: good beer, good service, and good food. That trifecta is complete at the St. Stan’s taproom with their new pub food launch. They’ve had brick oven pizzas since day 1, but along with […]

By November 1, 2018 Read More →
WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

by Brandilyn Brown BrewView attended the open house for Nine3One, the newest room of Modesto’s premier event venue, The Century. It’s an all-inclusive venue on 10th Street (heart of downtown), for weddings, reunions, graduation parties, meetings, you-name-it, they’ve got you covered. You need tables, cloths, flowers AND food? Done. You need bartenders, a DJ AND […]

By October 11, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Drink your Halloween

BrewView: Drink your Halloween

BrewView: Drink your Halloween by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Halloween is defined by mystery, the afterlife, intrigue, fairy tales and of course, creepy potions! The ViewCrew found the best drinks for your eerie festivities. Freak out your friends, spook your parents, tease your neighbors, and delight the ghouls with these chilling drinks! Maybe one […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
September BrewView: Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Spirits from Ground to Glass

September BrewView: Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Spirits from Ground to Glass

BrewView Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Spirits: from Ground to Glass by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell The Souza family have been established farmers since 1917, now entering its fifth generation of farmers. The Souzas are big into creating jobs, wanting to revitalize agriculture by pulling young people in to create life-long careers out of farming. […]

By August 28, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: GO ROGUE!

BrewView: GO ROGUE!

BrewView GO ROGUE by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Rogue Brewing from Newport Oregon, has been taking over the taps at various California BJ’s Roadhouses. The Modesto location hosted a beer dinner in their honor on August 20th to “Go Rogue” and we were delighted by the event start to finish. At only $40 per […]

By August 21, 2018 Read More →
United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits Safari Dash

United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits Safari Dash

By Brandilyn Brown   Do you live a life without limits? Do you often think about what that means? Can you imagine a world where disabilities didn’t stop anyone from living a rewarding, happy and productive life? United Cerebral Palsy has had a center here for 30 years. UCP’s adult day centers in Modesto and […]

By August 1, 2018 Read More →