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Kamala Brewing / Whip In

Not Rated.
Kamala Brewing / Whip InKamala Brewing / Whip In
BA SCORE
95
world-class

76 Ratings
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 60
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Jame515, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of JDV
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
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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
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Texasfan549, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Monkeypuker, Dec 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

SteeleWright, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Gatordaddy, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Todd, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

JamLand, Nov 24, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

Neat place I stopped in here in Austin. Looks like crap from the outside, but a cool eclectic feel on the inside. Indian type food (though, not what you normally think) and huge tap list (lots of Texas beers). Bottle selection is decent but nothing to call home about. Grabbed my first Jester King brew here and sat with some food and had a good time. Music seems like every night, too (I only came for lunch time). Highly recommended if you are in the area.

BMMillsy, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Jason, Nov 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

matthewbc, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Heretic42, Oct 09, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%

Whip-In takes the weirdness and funk of Austin to new heights. "Hindu Hillbilly", I read somewhere, and it fits indeed. Honky-tonk meets yoga and has a few beers. Rustic, hippie, free-spirited.

A sprawling, rambling space, with a beer bar, a wine bar, tables for dining, a stage for live music and a bottle shop in the back of the building. Busy but not crazy, I ordered my beer at the beer bar and sat at the wine bar, turning around to enjoy the live band.

They had 10 of their own Namaste brews on tap when I visited (although three were out), all unique and odd: Imperial stout with soaked dated and bourbon, a whiskey-aged Belgian quad named Ganeshale, a post-colonial IPA... I had the Ganeshale and found it underwhelming, a little flat.

70 taps in addition to the Namaste handles to boot, such as Old Rasputin Nitro, Boulevard Harvest Dance, Barrel-Aged Origin and 30+ Texas brews. Also craft beer cocktails/concoctions.

Bartenders are super nice and took time to offer samples despite having a full bar, I appreciate that. Next time I will try the food! Love an Indian-vegetarian menu at a beer bar.

The bottle shop is serviceable but not a must. Prices for the beers at the bar were a little high, although I had rare and barrel-aged stuff.

DoubleSimcoe, Sep 21, 2013
Kamala Brewing / Whip In in Austin, TX
95 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.