Kamala Brewing / Whip In
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 40
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 72 / Bottles: 750
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Pegasus:
4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
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.
03-07-2003 20:47:10 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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.
06-12-2014 18:06:44 | More by JDV
Kamala Brewing / Whip In in Austin, TX
95 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.