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Kamala Brewing / Whip In

Not Rated.
Kamala Brewing / Whip InKamala Brewing / Whip In
Based on:
22 Beers
72 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 48
Visits: 91
Avg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
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: 48 | Visits: 91
Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%

I visited Whip In for the first time today and I must say, I was deeply impressed. The beer selection is the best in Austin, and yes, I visit Central Market and Grapevine Market on a regular basis. I found the selection to be excellent, I saw at least twenty-five beers that I have never encountered in Austin before. German, Belgian, and microbrews are stocked in particular depth.

One of the stockers, who noticed that I was picking a number of singles, briefed me on the beers that were in stock but not yet shelved and fetched my requests from the back room. Another point in favor of the store is their willingness to sell singles of any beer - the clerk in fact stated that no one should have to buy a six-pack just to try a new beer. While many of the beers are not refrigerated, I saw none that were dusty. Also, the light levels in the store were quite low, similar to those seen in a bar.

Although it is of less interest to me, Whip In also offers an excellent wine selection. The store itself is lacking in glamour, being as mentioned in another review, a former gas station. However, the excellent selection and the attitude of the staff more than compensates. The prices seemed quite reasonable, in fact no more and in many cases less than Central Market or Grapevine Market. If you are visiting Austin, Whip In is not to be missed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smb
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3.1/5  rDev -26.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of gilgar
3.33/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.06/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Fabiand
4.06/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great food! Funky little space, but they make the most of it. Great selection of brews and prices are pretty good too. Worth checking out!

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Photo of Deggar
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of BKotch
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of twb0392
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of menezes
2.75/5  rDev -35%

Photo of ColSanders
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Theortiz01
3/5  rDev -29.1%

The good:
House beers are good, endless selections of wine to-go, lots of taps, great hard to find kegs at times, good bottles- to-go list, the food has been amazing consistently.

The bad:
The service has been sub-par every time I've been here. Just seems like most of the servers have a care-free, "I'll get to you when I feel like it" type of approach. Not rude, but not attentive. Lots of hipsters. Bottles to-go are generally more pricey here than other stores. Growler fills have been pricey in the past as well, although haven't filled a growler in a while so that may have changed.

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Photo of Williaar
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of CheChe
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of JackNip
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Realbeerguy
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Great place with a great beer selection, the only thing I can't stand about coming here is that god awful smell outside. WTF it seriously smells like death took a shit outback, that smell might be from all the damn dirty hippies and hipsters but its hard to tell. But inside is nice

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Photo of EMB1960
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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Photo of holmesmi
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Dello
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Kamala Brewing / Whip In in Austin, TX
94 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.