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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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 →
Sacramento River Train Murder Mystery Mayhem

Sacramento River Train Murder Mystery Mayhem

If you’re up for a short drive north to Sacramento, have we got a fun evening of mystery and libations for you! The Sacramento River Train has a murder mystery dinner on the first Friday of the month, and we played during the September Train with the story line “Night of the Iron Rail Assassin”, […]

By September 7, 2019 Read More →
BrewView: LoFi and Chill

BrewView: LoFi and Chill

BrewView: LoFi and Chillby Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Christopher and I went on the recent DoMo Prohibition Pub Crawl and one of the stops on the crawl was the new LoFi bar on J Street. Being a new bar, we had not yet had the pleasure of having a drink there. We each ordered […]

By August 30, 2019 Read More →
DoMo’s Prohibition Pub Crawl Hosted by DoTheCrawl.com

DoMo’s Prohibition Pub Crawl Hosted by DoTheCrawl.com

DoTheCrawl.com took over downtown Modesto on Saturday for a Prohibition Pub Crawl, hosted by St. Stanislaus Brewing Co. Participating bars and restaurants were The Fox Pub, Rancho Fresco, the Bayou Bar & Grill, The Boardroom, Lo-Fi, Blades and Bottles, and Graffiti Dogs.Each bar had a special cocktail (or two, or three!) with fun names like […]

By July 28, 2019 Read More →
Annual American Humanist Association Conference to be Streamed Locally with the Stanislaus Humanists

Annual American Humanist Association Conference to be Streamed Locally with the Stanislaus Humanists

  The American Humanist Association, the oldest and largest humanist organization in the United States, has held an annual conference since its founding in 1941 so that humanists, atheists, and freethinkers can gather together for a weekend of informative lectures, networking, and fun activities. The year 2019 will be the 78th annual conference of the […]

By May 20, 2019 Read More →
United Cerebral Palsy Annual Sips and Treasures

United Cerebral Palsy Annual Sips and Treasures

United Cerebral Palsy Annual Sips and Treasures By Brandilyn Brown   Do you live a life without limits? Do you often think about what that means? United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County has had a program here for 40 years. UCP’s adult day centers and Employment Services in Modesto and Turlock work hard every day […]

BrewView: Completing the Devil’s Elbow Downtown Turlock Scavenger Hunt

BrewView: Completing the Devil’s Elbow Downtown Turlock Scavenger Hunt

BrewView took to downtown Turlock yesterday to support a fundraising effort for the upcoming feature film, Devil’s Elbow, written and directed by Turlock native, Bavlina Youri, who studied at both Pace University and at LAByrinth Theater Company. The movie synopsis: A misunderstood teen is sent to a boarding school, where the torturous experience haunts him […]

By April 29, 2019 Read More →
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 →