Two Austinites with roots in the brewing industry here are joining forces to sow a brewery of their own.
Dipak Topiwala, who helped to launch the now-defunct Kamala Brewing at the Whip In, and Jim Sampson, founder and head brewer of the Dripping Springs-located Twisted X Brewing, are planning Kamala Gardens Brewery. It’s still in the early stages of development while both work to secure funding, and they’ll announce its location soon.
“We are excited to use our backgrounds to create something that we love,” Topiwala and Sampson said in a press release. “Kamala Gardens Brewery will be both a brewpub and brewery, a place for you to do your work, bring your family and your dog, get inspired by music and art, and who knows, maybe even fall in love.”
In addition to making “fresh type-specific (beer) varieties we all enjoy daily,” Kamala Gardens will also focus on cultivating a cellar of barrel-aged and sour brews.
Topiwala was integral in turning the Whip In into “a mecca for quality craft beer, a locavore-focused brewpub and a live music venue,” while Sampson was dedicated to making Twisted X into the maker of reliable Mexican-style beers. Both, they said in the press release, are ready to take on new challenges with Kamala Gardens.
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