Kamala Brewing / Whip In

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Kamala Brewing / Whip InKamala Brewing / Whip In
BEER AVG
3.78/5
Based on:
21 Beers
69 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.25
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 by coldmeat23:
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Hmmm....
Did we just walk into a bar? Or a liquor store? Or an Indian restaurant? Or a neighborhood bodega?
We just walked into all of these things at once!

Yes, it's a bottle shop/liquor store. Fairly decent selection here. You can definitely find a few rarities around. Unfortunately, you're NOT going to just stumble on them. They know that they are there and have them priced accordingly. Not that there is anything wrong with that, because I even picked up a couple things, it's just always a thrill to find that one vintage bottle at the back of the shelf, for the same price as the 'fresh' ones. It makes comparing/contrasting just a little more fun, I think, but I'm certainly willing to pay for the priveledge as well.

They also have around 60 taps, I'd guess. It's kind of hard to tell, because it looks like they just add another three or four tap lines whenever they find the money and space to add them. It's not just a tap wall, they are kind of spread around in little clustered groups.
Let it be stated, right here and now, that the taps that they have are pretty damn awesome. Lots of Texas love. A good deal of a belgian showing. Plus, various craft brews thrown in for good measure.
They even pull out some vintage kegs from time to time. While I was there, among other things, I had Live Oak Tree Hugger Vintage 2006(!!!). Damn, it was awesome!

They also have a couple of rows of items that you'd probably find at your neighborhood convenience store/bodega. Soaps, detergents, soda pops, ice creams, paper plates, trashbags, spices, incense, bread, etc.

On top of all of this, they are also an outstanding Indian Restaurant. From what we could gather, they are using as much local food stuffs as possible, which is awesome. Meats, eggs, cheeses, yogurts, produce and more are all locally sourced.

There were a couple of employees who seemed to have that 'why are you bugging me?' kind of attitude. Normally, this would be close to a 'dealbreaker' for me. I'm happy to say that the other multiple employees and Dipak himself, who runs the place, were all very nice and more than made up for it. Maybe they were just having a bad day or something.

Be prepared to spend a couple of bucks, but I strongly recommend this stop to beer geeks and food lovers alike. Plan on hanging out for a couple of hours while enjoying a few pints and delicious Indian food and generally having a good time.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

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4.08/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Kamala Brewing / Whip In in Austin, TX
94 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.