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BrewView Cold Brews and Drinks Volume 2

BrewView Cold Brews and Drinks Volume 2
By Brandilyn & Christopher Mitchell

We heard you loud and clear with all the great feedback after July’s issue. We’ve found even more amazing drinks for you to try, while you are kept nice and cold in this 100+F degree heatwave. Set your home A/C for 88F and then go out to enjoy the A/C somewhere else with a yummy drink. Save on your energy bill AND have a drink! Win-Win. Come home after dark so that 88F feels comfortable. Modesto Irrigation District wants us to flex our energy but we say flex your tastebuds, too! Remember when you try these drinks to post them with #modestoview for a chance to be featured in the magazine!

Lumberyard Cellars
Sangria Slush
We hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy Lumberyard Cellars by now-they’ve been open for a whole year. We can’t believe how that’s flown by! Their patio is super inviting, especially at night with all the twinkle lights. Try this slush with a charcuterie board, which features some of the best our Valley has to offer like Hilmar Cheese, Nut Up Industries, Stuyt Dairy, World Food Products, and Fiscalini Cheese. Derick and Megan Webb are a husband and wife team with a passion for wine-and they do it well. The wine is delicious, the vibe is relaxing and welcoming. They often have pop-up events and feature local bands for live music, so check their Facebook! We know you’ll love their sangria slushies!
Lumberyard Cellars, 1455 First Street #4, Escalon. 209-857-6181


Grains of Virtue

Seltzer & Beer Slushies “Grain Freeze”
Oakdale’s newest brewery is named from the proverb, “Life is a virtue; you need to enjoy it.” GoV is known for its funky fun beer flavors created by Kris Panelle, Matt McCracken and Cory Onken like Lucky Charms, Fruit Loops, Circus Cupcake and White Gummy Bear which all make really scrumptious beer slushies that they call a “Grain Freeze”. Their Smurf Daddy and Adam’s Apple seltzers make fantastic slushies, too! They feature different slushies all the time, so come often to try them all.
Grains of Virtue, 832 N. Yosemite Ave. Oakdale, 209-322-2912


Surla’s
Fina Colada
Have you heard? Surla’s is back! We are sure happy the doors and patio are open for lunch and dinner again, and I am surprised we are just hearing about it! Chef John Surla was busy opening his new restaurant, Fina in Ripon. Chef John has become one of Modesto’s leading culinary voices and is a ModestoView favorite. His namesake Surla’s has become the standard of excellent cuisine for regional dining and now Fina in Ripon will be a game changer with his fresh take on Italian plates. So you have two options for getting this delicious Fina Colada! It is topped with a passion fruit foam and honestly, I think that is a really neat treat all on its own. The cocktail is just an ABV-loaded bonus! Come try it and let us know what you think.
It’s best to make a reservation. On weekdays they’re open for lunch, weekends for dinner.

Surlas’ 431 12th Street. Modesto. 209-550-5555
Fina by John Surla, 200 W River Rd. Ripon. 209-452-3600

About the Author:

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.