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Kamala Brewing / Whip In

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Kamala Brewing / Whip InKamala Brewing / Whip In
BA SCORE
95
world-class

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 58
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 72
Bottles: 750
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Store ]

1950 S. Interstate 35
Austin, Texas, 78704
United States
phone: (512) 442-5337

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Reviews by BAbaracus:
Photo of BAbaracus
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%

As mentioned already, Whip In, Grapevine and Central Market all have more or less the same selection. When a beer is going in or out of season you may find some left in one location but not the others, but for the most part these stores attempt to stock every type of beer you can get in Austin. For that reason they deserve a 15 but since we’re also comparing with out of state retailers one has to admit that there are better stocked beer states than Texas. The last time I drove by there had been a massive remodeling done to the exterior - the place almost looks classy now in a sideshow circus/titty bar kind of way. They also have a liquor store next door that benefitted from the remodelling as well. Not sure if the interior has been redecorated as the place wasn’t open at the time. Assuming it hasn’t, the interior is purely functional, no real ambience or vibe to speak of aside from an aging convenience store facade stocked with massive quantities of alcohol where the motor oil and toilet paper would normally be. The staff is generally friendly and of course knowledgable about their beer. This helps if you’re looking for a recommendation as you can’t always find an employee to hit up at Central Market.

BAbaracus, May 24, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of EMB1960
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Visited this place when I was on a business trip just this September. I thought the place was very laid back and had some solid beers on tap, as well as a decent variety.
The bartenders/pourers were informative of all the beers, especially the ones brewed there. Met some
decent people to talk to and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Had one of their beers a Shiva Stout done with Dates or figs that were soaked in Bourbon, and the beer was excellent.
I also over heard people talking about the food served here, and all were complimentary comments.
I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a decent craft beer.

EMB1960, Friday at 08:10 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

holmesmi, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

GRG1313, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

BDeibs, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

nneighb33, Jul 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

deadliest, Jul 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Dello, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

bccocx, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Dicers, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Jame515, Jun 15, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -4.9%

While I haven't tried the house made beers here, the food is quite good and tastes very fresh. The tap selection is very good with new stuff constantly coming through here, and the bottle selection is very good as well. They allow you to break up 6-packs here so you can make your own packs out of anything they've got in the store, which is great for people like me that love to sample everything. Funky little place in an old convenience store setting that is most definitely worth a visit.

JDV, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mgr78704, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

greenspointexas, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Gagnonsux, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Getalegup, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

rdooley, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

javlin624, Mar 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Tiernan, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

BeerHunter76, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

MichialTanner1, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

kjkinsey, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of rorjets
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%

Went to the Whip In on a Saturday night with a group of four. The place was crowded inside, but plenty of seating was available in the patio (it was a chilly night). We were able to get a booth next to the stage - an excellent seat to take in the whole club. Beers were picked out by a regular Whip In visitor in our group, and he made excellent choices for us, starting with the 'Namaste' brewed beers, made on site - I had the Bitterama, which had Earl Grey tea infused flavors. A really good Blue Grass band was playing on stage, and the crowd was enjoying the music. We ordered several Indian-themed appetizers, which were good. Service was also very good. There is a beer bar and a separate wine bar, which had a great selection by the glass.

The Whip In has an awesome selection of beers on tap, and an amazing selection of beers you can buy from the coolers, with an emphasis on local Texas brews. The rule is that you can buy a bottle of beer from the coolers & drink it at your table for a $1.00 corkage fee.

This place has a great vibe, and if I lived in Austin I would definitely become a regular here!

rorjets, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Texasfan549, Dec 25, 2013
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Kamala Brewing / Whip In in Austin, TX
95 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.