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Beer Available At Whip In (arranged by most recent)
Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Galaxy 97, Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 96, Firestone Walker Walkers Reserve 97, New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA 92, Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Sixth Glass Quadrupel 98, Thorin’s Knightly Mead , New Belgium Blue Paddle 44, 5 Stones Rhubarb-Cherrylicious , Real Ale Brewers’ Cut Maibock 42, Namaste Whiskey Barreled Ganeshale , Thirsty Planet Jittery Monk 52, La Trappe Quadrupel 99, 5 Stones Sleepy Hollow 78, 5 Stones Manmosa , Southern Tier 2XRye 95, Circle Blur Texas Hefe 47, Real Ale Brewers’ Cut Witbier 52, Namaste Sita’s Revenge , Namaste Austoner Weiss , Namaste Sita’s Brune
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Walt (189) Austin, Texas | August 2, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Parking absolutely sucks...great selection and they will break six packs...friendly knowledgable staff...I think the selection is better @ Grapevine, but Whip In is better than CM or Whole Foods...they do have an abundance of pale lagers from all over the place that I’d never seen before...
KAggie97 (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | March 18, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice selection. If you’re not from the Austin area, this place will have some stuff you haven’t had before. Definitely a must-stop for a serious beer connoiseur. Steep prices, but the selection makes it worth the dough.
julrey (22) Austin, Texas | February 17, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
PorterPounder (286) Tallahassee, Florida | February 10, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Eclectic little 7-11 type store that has a great selection for the area. A few gems here that you will not find at Grapevine or Central Market - but they are always a bit more expensive for some reason here. Clerks are very friendly and helpful. If you don’t find what you are looking for in one section - go over an aisle or two - it is probably over there- slightly chaotic set up - but it was consiolidated that last time I visted this week - so easier to find! Stop in - you never know what you might find!
fly (215) austin, Tejas, Alabama | February 24, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
For a dingy little convenience store, it's pretty impressive what you can find. Yes, they hold their own in their own odd manor against Grapevine, etc. As far as service, would have to say it's dependant on who's there - can be knowledgeable, less than that but friendly, or downright surly (which I find amusing in itself - picture clerk from Simpson's on a VERY bad day).
joet (87) Santa Rosa, California | February 19, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Cool place. You can find an occasional gem you that might have had its day at Grapevine. Staff is helpful. A little small and dim. One of the best bottle shops in Austin.
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | February 5, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Cramped and dingy, but Whip In delivers on selection. It's basically the same stuff that you could buy in pleasant comfort at Grapevine Market, though there may be an odd beer or two that you can get at Grapevine that you can't at Whip In, or vice versa. This store is the Austin equivalent of Happy Deli in NYC.
JDaneel (2) Texas | January 29, 2004
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
I bought about 30 individuals that I'd never had here, and I know I can go back and find lots more that I've never had. The manager was very friendly and helpful.
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