This article was composed to appear in the Austin Food Blogger Alliance‘s annual City Guide. Stay tuned for a link to the guide as a whole, which will highlight noteworthy food and drink establishments throughout the capital city, when it is released later this month.
If you haven’t made your way to the corner of East 5th St. and San Marcos St. to perk up or wind down, plan to pay a visit Wright Bros. Brew & Brew in the very immediate future. Owned and operated by brothers Matt and Grady Wright and Matthew Bolick, the part specialty coffee shop and part craft beer bar offers a comfortable, community-centric space to enjoy your beverage of choice no matter the time of day. Coffee connoisseurs enjoy lattes and mochas made with locally roasted Flat Track coffee, or an espresso brewed with San Francisco beans, while beer fanatics drool over the 38 taps the brothers keep well stocked with local favorites and rare seasonal suds. A personal off the menu favorite of the ladies of Bitch Beer is the Brew & Brew, a snifter of beer – typically a darker pour that the knowledgeable staff is more than happy to assist in picking – paired with a caffeine kick in the form of a cortado, a tasty shot of espresso cut with a splash of warm milk. We’d be lying if we said we’ve never started off a Saturday morning with one. With events like bike crawls, special release firkins, and beer bashes chock-full of rare beers happening all the time, there is never not a reason to check in and brew with the bros.
Speaking of events at the Brew & Brew you don’t want to miss, the second in a series of bicycle pub crawls called The Fermentation Cycle the Wright Brothers collaborate with Hi Hat Public House and Craft Pride to put on is set to start at the Brew & Brew Wednesday February 5th starting at 6:00 PM. Cyclists are encouraged to ride from bar to bar, enjoying beer specials, special tappings, and pairings along the way that celebrate a local brewery.
This trip features Real Ale, and word on the street has it that between the three bars, the entire Real Ale line-up will be represented (except discontinued and yet-to-be-released beers, of course). Special tappings to look forward to include: Codex – the new Mysterium Verum release, Benedictum – also part of the Mysterium Verum series, a new Double IPA, and a cask of a new California Common.
Again, the festivities start at the Brew & Brew starting at 6:00 PM Wednesday. Be sure not to miss it.
- Address: 500 San Marcos St. Austin, TX 78702
- Phone number: (512) 493-0963
- Hours of Operation: Open Daily 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
- Takes reservations: No
- WiFi: Yes
- Website: http://www.thebrewandbrew.com/