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: Be(er) Yourself at PizzaRev

BrewView: Be(er) Yourself at PizzaRev

BrewView: Be(er) Yourself By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Ever wonder if you are considered a “glass is half empty” or a “glass is half full” person? Do you love beer? Then we have the perfect way for you to determine once and for all which category you fall into! PizzaRev, owned by Ray and […]

By June 1, 2018 Read More →
Star Wars: Local Cantina 108 Lounge is Serving Up Special Galactic Drinks to Celebrate May the 4th

Star Wars: Local Cantina 108 Lounge is Serving Up Special Galactic Drinks to Celebrate May the 4th

“B.O.M. Vimdin” 108 Sports Lounge 3119 Atchison St Riverbank, CA 95367 This drink is a play on a blood orange margarita (hence the “b.o.m.”) Bom Vimdin was a mercenary and smuggler and made a brief appearance in episode IV, some speculation is that he may have an appearance in the new Han Solo movie. 1 […]

BrewView: Time To Get Tapped 

BrewView: Time To Get Tapped 

BrewView: Time To Get Tapped by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell While ciders have a huge scene in the UK, they have been slowly gaining popularity here in the States. We in the Valley now have our very own cidery, Tapped Apple Cider, in Salida, and with ciders this delicious, it’s going to greatly contribute […]

ChefView: Kimoto We Like The Way You Roll

ChefView: Kimoto We Like The Way You Roll

ChefView: Kimoto We Like The Way You Roll by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Looking for fresh seafood and sushi? Us too! We found the most delightful dishes at our local “izakaya” (Japanese for “stay in sake shop” or what we call a Japanese Pub), Kimoto Sake & Sushi in Modesto. Owner Brandon Dodge and […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
April BrewView: Discover the 108

April BrewView: Discover the 108

BrewView: Discover the 108 By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell If you’re like us, you are always on the look out to try new drinks at new places. But being us, who tend to be oblivious at times, you might drive right past a great place many times before stopping in, not aware of any […]

By April 1, 2018 Read More →
NewView: Exit Escape Room Adventures Professor Pittsburgh

NewView: Exit Escape Room Adventures Professor Pittsburgh

NewView: Exit Escape Room Adventures Professor Pittsburgh by Brandilyn Brown of BrewView You might remember when BrewView went to the Exit Escape Room Adventures, to escape from the “Saloon” room back in March. We had to find the stash of cash from a saloon owner’s illegal poker games and get out of the room within […]

By March 20, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Erin “Go Bragh!” at P. Wexford’s Pub

BrewView: Erin “Go Bragh!” at P. Wexford’s Pub

Erin Go Bragh! at P. Wexford’s Pub By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell You will not want to miss the St. Patrick’s Party at the MAMA winning P. Wexford’s Pub!  It’s the best little Irish pub, and it’s located right in the heart of Modesto! It has an impressive array of 25 taps, and serves […]

By March 1, 2018 Read More →
ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away by Brandilyn Brown Photos by Michael Mangano   Looking for a special Valentine’s evening?  Something delicious and exotic , served with wine and dessert in a romantic European atmosphere? Me too! And I found it! Loza Wine and Crepes in Turlock, owned by Yelena Tsymbal, has been open […]

By February 1, 2018 Read More →
BrewView Bee Mine Valentine: Tsymbal Honey Wine

BrewView Bee Mine Valentine: Tsymbal Honey Wine

Bee Mine Valentine: Tsymbal Honey Wine by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Nothing says romance more than wine! Unless it’s honey wine!  You should take your honey  to Tsymbal Winery in Turlock for a tasting of the sweetest wine in the valley! Tony Tsymbal started the winery in 2009, after growing grapes and making wine […]

By February 1, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing

BrewView: Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing

Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Back before the prohibition, a town wasn’t really considered a town until it has its own brewery. Then when alcohol was banned, we lost our little breweries. We live in exciting times, as we are going back to our roots, with breweries opening in […]

By January 1, 2018 Read More →
Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

MACY’S DOUBLES DONATION ON NATIONAL BELIEVE DAY TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH® Local Wish Child will Lead High School Marching Band as They Deliver more than 5,000 Letters! Each letter to Santa collected in-store or submitted online is worth $2 on Friday, Dec. 8 This year, Macy’s Believe campaign invites “Believers” of all ages to bring their […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   Here in sunny Central California, our winters are hardly rough. While some countries focus on Lagers this time of year, we tend to lean more towards Ales as our winter beer, because temperatures are mild and perfect for brewing (or drinking!) ales. […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Just like ice cream, we truly encourage the consumption of alcohol year-round, not just when it’s hot outside. Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing libation! In fact, we have done all the hard work for you, and are bringing you […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
ChefView: Getting Frosty at Frost Bakery

ChefView: Getting Frosty at Frost Bakery

ChefView: Getting Frosty at Frost Bakery By Brandilyn Brown December is a month of sweets; we’re talking cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, hot cocoa and of course, gingerbread houses! All the sweets! For your sweet needs this month, we recommend Frost Bakery. You might recognize the name if you’ve visited them at their old location in […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
Drake’s Brewing Brews Special Beer for Do Good Distillery Urban Outdoorsman

Drake’s Brewing Brews Special Beer for Do Good Distillery Urban Outdoorsman

Drake’s Brewing Brews Special Beer for Do Good Distillery, the Urban Outdoorsman by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Drake’s Brewing’s Barrel Project, run by Travis Camacho and Zack Bassett has been busy! Not only did they collaborate with Do Good previously on the Benevolent Brew, a beer created to match Do Good’s Benevolent Czar, now […]

By November 3, 2017 Read More →