Brew-Wing Review & Menu: 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Brew-Wing is a booth in the former Odyssey restaurant between World Showcase and Future World during the 2022 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World. In this Global Marketplace review, we’ll look at the menu prices, share food photos, and offer thoughts on what is—and is not—worth your money.
For those unfamiliar with the Odyssey, it’s the over-the-water building between Test Track and the Mexico pavilion. The Odyssey was a restaurant back in the day and more recently has been an events pavilion for Epcot’s various events. For the 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival, the venue has been transformed into Walt Disney World’s very first Buffalo Wild Wings franchise.
While the Brew-Wing booth has taken over the food counter, the location was previously home to the Epcot Experience, too. This was essentially Imagineering’s preview center for what the park would become when that maze of construction walls around the core of the park come down in 2-14 years. Epcot Experience closed earlier in 2022, and it’s unclear what’ll replace this preview center now…
Perhaps most noteworthy, the Odyssey Restaurant/Epcot Experience/Off-Brand B-Dubs is home to air-conditioning and shade. That alone makes it a tempting stop during your quest to eat and drink around the world at Epcot.
While we wouldn’t necessarily discourage that idea, we would strongly recommend that you “import” food from Hawaii, Flavors from Fire, or the Swanky Saucy Swine booths, all of which are only a short walk away.
Here’s the food menu for the Brew-Wing booth at the 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival:
- Sticky Wings with Peanut Sauce and Grape Gel with Celery and Ranch (New)
- Garlic-Parmesan Wings with celery and ranch (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
- Traditional Buffalo Wings with celery and ranch (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
- Sriracha-Lime Wings with celery and ranch (New)
- Dry-rubbed Jerk-spiced Wings with papaya chili sauce with celery and ranch (New)
- Crispy Brussels Sprouts with buffalo sauce (Plant-based)
- Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Pineapple Vibes Blonde Ale
- 3 Daughters Brewing Watermelon Wheat Ale (New)
- Central 28 Beer Company Groveland Road Blood Orange IPA (New)
- Beer Flight
- Bold Rock Honeycrisp Hard Cider
- Woodchuck Guava ‘Nother Hard Cider (New)
- Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Strawberry Lemonade Hard Cider (New)
- Cider Flight
Now our photos and reviews of each item from the Brew-Wing Global Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. (Note: these have not yet been updated with fresh reviews of the new items at the 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Stay tuned for that!)
Garlic-Parmesan Wings ($7.50) – I’m a sucker for garlic-parmesan wings, but these were the most disappointing of the bunch. They were a bit too dry and the flavor was not particularly pronounced aside from the spots with copious amounts of cheese and garlic.
Teriyaki-Sesame Wings ($7.50) – Good flavor here, tender meat, the right amount of heat, and nice texture from the sesame seeds.
I wouldn’t say we recommend these, but if you’re in the market for wings…these are probably your best pick.
Mango-Habanero Wings ($7.50) – A good marriage of spicy and sweet, although the former definitely overwhelms the latter. That’s probably for the best, as I don’t think anyone wants mango to be the dominant flavor in chicken wings.
Not bad, not great.
Barbecue Wings ($7.50) – These were slathered with a generous amount of BBQ sauce, while the underlying meat was still tender and tasty.
I’m not sure what kind of tasting notes are necessary here. These are standard issue barbecue chicken wings. What you see is what you get.
Traditional Buffalo Wings ($7.50) – Honestly, it all starts to blur together.
I stuffed myself with an abundance of average chicken wings. I’m not saying it was a great decision, but I have no regrets. It was like an afternoon at B-Dubs, but minus the TVs. I’d imagine you’ve never read a review of that restaurant, and there’s probably a reason for that. I love Buffalo Wild Wings, but no one is going there for its critical accolades. That’s just not the role it, or this, serves.
Cheese Flatbread ($9.25) – C’mon, what do you expect me to say here? You can see that pizza pictured above, right?!
For those who are unfamiliar with the food known as “pizza,” it’s a consumable flat bread–with ancient origins dating back to the Romans (panis focacius)–to which sauce and toppings including cheese can be added. There is some debate over where the modern pizza was first documented, but most scholars believe the concept was perfected at PizzeRizzo.
Pepperoni Flatbread ($9.75) – For those whose first exposure to the wonderful world of pizza is this blog post, welcome!!! You will probably enjoy both of these flatbreads! There’s truly no such thing as a bad pizza–just less good ones.
For everyone else, this dynamic duo is very, very “less good.” Definitely not recommended.
Ultimately, not much to say about the wings and pizza at the Epcot Experience’s Brew-Wing Booth, and yet we still somehow managed to phone in 1,000 words about it. In fairness, Walt Disney World also phoned in the menu, so we’re just trying to maintain consistency across this Epcot experience.
And not to shift the blame or anything, but you saw the thumbnail image and/or the description of this place as Walt Disney World’s first Buffalo Wild Wings franchise and decided that reading a review of that was necessary. If you feel like your time has been wasted, I feel like that one is sort of on you.
Check out our Global Marketplace Booth Menus & Photos for the 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Booth Menus post if you want to see and read more about every menu this year! You’ll also want to read our full 2022 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Guide before you go to get an idea of what to do, strategy for the festival (yes, you will need a strategy), and much more!
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If you’ve tried any of the cuisine at the Brew-Wing booth, what did you think? Portion-size or quality-wise, did you have better or worse luck than us with what you ordered? Have you tried any of the drinks at this Global Marketplace? What was or was not worth the money? Do you agree or disagree with our food reviews? Questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!
The best part of the garlic Parmesan wings was the celery and ranch dressing. Two thumbs down
So, we went to Brew-Wing.
Meh. The (allegedly) Garlic-Parmesan wings were bland.
The Teriyaki-Sesame wings were flavorful and exactly what they should be.
DH got the Pineapple Vibes Blonde Ale. It’s light, slightly sweet, tropical, and almost cider-like. If you don’t like beer and do like cider, this is the beer for you. It went surprisingly well with the Teriyaki wings.
I got the Cider flight. The honeycrisp hard cider was light and refreshing, not a standout by any means but a solid choice. The Magpie Hard Cider tasted like apple pie spice, not sure why it’s paired with wings? Would be a fun Thanksgiving drink. The Roasted Pumpkin hard cider tasted of pumpkin and spice. I found it to be one of those weird flavors that I’m still not sure if I liked it, but I know I didn’t not like it.
The Odyssey – its got AC and shade!
How does the food taste?
Its got AC and SHADE!
I am from Buffalo. Ranch with wings is a sacrilege. Blue Cheese on pizza (not whatever that disgusting mess that was) is fine, but no ranch on “Buffalo Wings”. This is not up for discussion. The debate is over Anchor Bar or Duff’s (or smaller local places) and which Canadian beer (Molson or Labatts) to order, but ranch does not enter the equation. You are now informed. May the force be with you.
I am laughing so hard at this one! 🙂
I am CRYING laughing over that one. Bravo, Tom!
How on earth do they keep messing up the easiest things? First donuts and now pizza & wings? Even the beer pairings here are off. Do not get me wrong, I am firmly a believer in the “eat food drink beer repeat” school of beer pairing, but the last thing I want with buffalo wings is a [checks list] watermelon sour. There’s a reason they serve wings with carrots and celery and not apples. “Mm I’ll have a pepperoni pizza and a cider,” said no one. Apologies to cider fans.
i miss the odyssey as a restaurant. it will always hold memories of my first trip in 1990 when they had a mickey and friends stage show and character meal.
This was hilarious.
I had no faith that this booth would produce stellar food. However, I did have faith that your review of said booth would provide entertainment while I brushed my teeth this morning.
I was correct on both counts!
“There is some debate over where the modern pizza was first documented, but most scholars believe the concept was perfected at PizzeRizzo.”
Best comment of all, Tom.