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: 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 →
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 →