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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BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120 By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   If your friend asks you “Wanna go to the Lumberyard?”, and you respond “No, I don’t really want to go to Home Depot today,” you are gravely misinformed! Lumberyard Cellars is a new wine bar in Escalon, and yes, you do […]

By October 3, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze InBy Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We’ve had some great bloody marys in our day, so when a friend shared with us about how much they enjoyed the “Hail Mary” at Squeeze In on Roselle & Floyd, we had to check it out for ourselves. It is named after the football […]

By September 3, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Hey There, Manmosa

BrewView: Hey There, Manmosa

BrewView Hey There, Manmosa By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Chef Tye Rhone Bauer is a household name, one of Modesto’s local celebrities. He opened Bauer’s 66 ½ in the back of McHenry Village in November 2009. If that sounds familiar to you, it should! It was featured on the popular show “Diners Drive-Ins and […]

By August 5, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Dying Breed

BrewView: Dying Breed

Dying Breed Brewing: A Valley OasisBy Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell There isn’t a perfect way to describe Dying Breed, because it is hard to describe a feeling. This place was a welcome break in all the best ways. Walking into the brewery and taproom, the welcoming atmosphere took us for a ride that we […]

By July 2, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: 18Seventy Downtown Modesto

BrewView: 18Seventy Downtown Modesto

18Seventy Downtown Modesto By Brandilyn Brown In case the buzz hasn’t reached you, we have a new brewery in Modesto, smack dab in the heart of downtown. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Bridgette Berry, owner and head brewer of 18Seventy Brewing, located at 911 J Street. This place needs to be a […]

By November 2, 2020 Read More →
BrewView My Mimosas

BrewView My Mimosas

My Mimosasby Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell    My Mimosas, the brand new breakfast & brunch restaurant owned by Ediun Gallon, opened on July 12th in downtown Modesto, which is good news for locals. With the bar scene being non-existent these days, we know you’re always looking for alternatives. Never fear, My Mimosas is handling […]

By August 1, 2020 Read More →
BrewView: Desert Fox Brewing Story & Fuzio Poptails

BrewView: Desert Fox Brewing Story & Fuzio Poptails

BrewView by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell The Desert Fox Brewing Story We’ve been waiting for the opening of Desert Fox Brewing Company for a few months now. They are a small 1 barrel brewery located in the back of Renegade Brewing Supplies, which we’ve written about a few times because they are awesome! Renegade Brewing […]

By July 1, 2020 Read More →
BrewView’s Grab-N-Go Etiquette

BrewView’s Grab-N-Go Etiquette

By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Slainte, friends! As of this writing, Stanislaus County is moving to Stage 2 reopening. As exciting as that is, we still need to practice Covid common sense, and to help you with that we’ve made a list of grab-n-go libations etiquette. Be respectful and nice while you’re out and […]

By June 20, 2020 Read More →
BrewView: How to Drink Amid Covid-19

BrewView: How to Drink Amid Covid-19

Hey fans, thanks for continuing to support local business this month during this crazy time. While pick-up and delivery is still an option for many local establishments, the alcohol industry is taking a hit, especially our small valley breweries and distilleries. As of this writing on 3/20/20, Tapped Apple Cider is open for grab and […]

By June 1, 2020 Read More →
BrewView Star Wars Home Edition

BrewView Star Wars Home Edition

BrewView Star Wars Home Edition By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown May the Fourth be with you! This month we highly recommend conducting your own Star Wars marathon, and heck, you even have the time to watch the director’s cut versions. We created some tasty themed drinks for you to enjoy during your trip down […]

Let Spirits Warm Your Spirit

Let Spirits Warm Your Spirit

Let Spirits Warm Your Spiritby 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. Some are local annual favorites and some […]

By January 2, 2020 Read More →
BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru

BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru

BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown We try to stay on the up-and-up on hot new liquor creations for you, and we have accidentally stumbled across the valley’s hottest new concoction while browsing Facebook the other day. We love it when new libations fall into our radar! The […]

By December 1, 2019 Read More →
St. Stan’s Trivia Night and Expanded Menu

St. Stan’s Trivia Night and Expanded Menu

Thirsty Thursday is back at Stanislaus Brewing Co. (Modesto’s beloved St. Stan’s) with weekly trivia night and drink specials!

By November 1, 2019 Read More →
Indigeny’s Annual Harvest Festival-All Month Long!

Indigeny’s Annual Harvest Festival-All Month Long!

If you’re looking for something fun and harvest-y to do this month, we’ve got a great suggestion! Indigeny Reserve in Sonora is hosting their family friendly annual harvest festival every Saturday, featuring fresh pumpkins and apples, a corn maze, wagon rides, food trucks and a vendor faire to celebrate the limited release of their autumn […]

By October 6, 2019 Read More →
Corbin Cash Releases New Whiskey: 1917

Corbin Cash Releases New Whiskey: 1917

Corbin Cash Releases New Whiskey: 1917 by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Our favorite local distillery, Corbin Cash, has grown exponentially in the last year. If you need a refresher on their awesome sweet potato spirits, head to modestoview.com and read the previous article we wrote on David Souza and Corbin Cash. The distillery rotates […]

By October 1, 2019 Read More →