Behind the Brewpub Scenes

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Running a brewpub isn’t easy- it’s a lot of work, a lot of sweat and the occasional tears.

There are a lot of good, earnest people working behind the scenes, who put in a great deal of effort, round-the-clock, to ensure that everything you love about Toit stays that way.
And these people are none other than our never-tiring, ever-inspiring staff.
Our very own Toit Army- a battalion dedicated to the cause of good beer!

If you ever catch him shuffling between his stewarding duties, it’s because apart from being a stellar steward, he’s a pretty crazy dancer too. Especially if there’s some MJ playing. Say hello to Senior Steward Chandrashekar.

What do you do at Toit?

I am a senior steward right now.

When did you join Toit?

15th September, 2012.

So, four years now. What were you doing before you joined Toit?

Yes, four years and two months. I was an assistant manager at a few restaurants before this. After that, I came here.

Are you from Bangalore?

I am from Mysore. I moved here in 1998. My family is in Mysore.

I am from Mysore. I moved here in 1998.

Who all are in your family?

Myself, and my wife. She lives here with me, but my parents are in Mysore now.

How did you hear about Toit?

So many friends of mine were working here—total of 14-15 members who were working here told me about it.
We all joined at the same time also, but few of them have left now.

Actually, before getting married I came to this place, that time they had an opening only for stewards. I didn’t join because I was working as an Assistant Manager somewhere else.
But after marriage, I came back here. Because after getting married, it became important to make enough money.

When did you get married?

Three years back. On April 18th.

What does your wife do?

She’s a house-wife. She takes free tuitions for the children of the people working in the hotel department, all our nearby neighbours. She teaches all subjects for small children.

Because after getting married, it became important to make enough money.

You grew up in Mysore then? Which do you like better—Bangalore or Mysore?

Mysore! It is much better. This place is too crowded, and also too noisy. But the number one clean city in India is Mysore.

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Then how did you decide to move here?

Actually, I was a science student, but I had to drop one subject because I was admitted in the hospital. I had typhoid. So, I failed. But to pay the tuition fee, I came to Bangalore to work.

Then I tried a degree in Arts in correspondence, but again I dropped out. I had to make money, and get my sister married. So I could not finish that.

You have a sister?

Yes, she got married ten years ago. Her name is Vishalakshi.

I have one more sister, Shumati, who is younger. Last year, she finished her engineering in Information Science and got a Government job. She works in Bangalore now.

Actually, I was a science student, but I had to drop one subject…

And I have a brother, Somashekhar, who is writing his KPS exam now. After completing his degree, he is attempting these exams. They all stay in Mysore.

My father also works for the Government. He has been doing that job for 30 years, and will be retiring next year. He is waiting to retire, because he has not been well for the last two-three months.

What is the one thing you miss most about Mysore?

Nature. And also the atmosphere. Very nice and cool place it is. It is also so clean and neat. The people and place are very good.

Bangalore, I only like the shopping. But now it’s ok, I have adjusted here, after being here for 17-18 years.

What do you do at Toit? What’s the job role?

I come here by 11:25 am and get a briefing before I start work. And then I start my work, by making sure the side stations are set and everything is clean.

After that, we wait for the customers, give them good tables, take their orders, follow those orders, and give them their food and drinks.

I go home at 3, when I have a break, and then come back at 6:30 and stay till closing time.

What’s a good memory you have of working at Toit? Any particular incident?

Everyday is nice. I like it here. But Halloween Night is very nice—there will be full decorations and we have to paint our face and all. I do it every year.

But Halloween Night is very nice…

What do you do on your off-day?

My off-day is on Tuesday. I wake up late, finish my tiffin and all, and then go out in the evening with my wife to some malls, and if there is any nice movie, we go watch a it.

We watch Kannada movies most of the time. I like to watch Hindi movies also, but my wife doesn’t like it so much.

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Apart from watching movies, do you have other things you like doing? Any other hobbies?

Before marriage, I used to watch a lot of movies. But then I stopped.

Actually, before marriage I used to be a dance instructor and choreographer.  Also, aerobics instructor. I used to teach at Indiranagar Club in the evenings, during the shift breaks in my previous job.

Wow! What styles of dance did you teach?

Salsa, ballroom, jazz, Bollywood, and folk dances as well. I used to teach children and ladies. I also trained with Shiamak Davar’s dancing institute.

Actually, before marriage I used to be a dance instructor and choreographer.

When did you start dancing?

Since 5th standard. I learnt it properly after I came to Bangalore, and then took classes for others also. I used to work in Aerobics centres also.

I’ve always liked dance. One of my colleagues, where I used to take class, used to do aerobics. So I saw that and I started learning that as well.

And you’ve always liked it? How come you didn’t pursue it?

I don’t teach dance anymore. I used to do it more when I was free. The thing is also my age—after 40-45 it is hard to do, so I decided to do this job.

Do you still dance?

No, no. Only for functions and all.

What is your favourite song to dance to?

Any!

But you must have a favourite?

All Michael Jackson songs. My favourite is Dangerous.

All Michael Jackson songs. My favourite is Dangerous.

Do you have videos of you dancing?

*laughs* No! After marriage, I stopped dancing. My wife also likes dancing, but she has never shown me. She used to dance in her college. We come from a rural area, so they don’t like all this.

But whenever she is ready, we will dance together maybe.

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Special Beer

Beetroot Lemon Gose

This special beer is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with beetroot, lemon, and pink salt. (Ingredients that also give it the unusual colour.)

This is an easy-going, sessionable beer but has a unique complexity achieved by beetroot juice and lemon. 

AROMA

Earthy, lemon

ABV

4.8%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium-light body

APPEARANCE

Ruby with pink tones

FLAVOUR

Tangy, light, sweet and sour with the earthy sweetness of beetroot

Oktoberfest Special

märzen

The classic, traditional Marzen, this beer style originated in Bavaria and is brewed primarily for the Oktoberfest during the end of September and the beginning of October. 

Our version of the classic is an elegant, malty German lager with a rich and toasty malt flavour, with an aftertaste so rich that you can’t resist another glass. 

*(ABV in Pune and Mumbai is 4.9%, and 5.8% in Bengaluru)

AROMA

Moderate intensity aroma of German malt, rich, bready, toasty.

ABV

5.8%*

MOUTHFEEL

Medium-bodied, with a smooth, creamy texture.

APPEARANCE

Amber Orange

FLAVOUR

Moderately-dry to dry. Distinctive and complex maltiness including a bready, toasty aspect. Moderate hop bitterness and low hop flavour.

Oktoberfest Special

Kolsch

A clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer with a very subtle fruit and hop character. Made with a single hop, Mandarina Bavaria, that lends the brew a distinctive lemon rind flavour, that makes this pleasant beer all the more refreshing. 

AROMA

Low malt aroma, with a grainy-sweet character. A delicately spicy hop aroma, with a subtle fruit aroma

ABV

4.9%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium-light with medium carbonation

APPEARANCE

Clear, pale gold to light gold

FLAVOUR

Low fruity sweetness, medium-low bitterness with delicate dryness and slight crispness

Special Beer

Black Rice Ale

Looking for something a little different?  
Brewed with black rice and specialty malts, this special brew is characterised by a slight malt sweetness, and balanced out by an earthy and nutty note that comes from the black rice.

AROMA

Mild sweetness

ABV

5.5%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body

APPEARANCE

Dark brown

FLAVOUR

Brown bread, light nutty and chocolate notes

Oktoberfest Special

German Pilsner

A crisp, exceptionally clean beer prominently featuring noble German hops and the finest Pilsner malt that gives it an impeccably balanced hop profile.

Pouring a brilliant straw colour, it offers floral and spicy aroma with flavours of lightly sweet malt, finishing firm and dry on the palate.

AROMA

Malty with floral and spicy aroma

ABV

4.8%

MOUTHFEEL

Light to medium body

APPEARANCE

Light Straw

FLAVOUR

Medium to high hop bitterness and subtle grain sweetness

Specials

saison

Lemon Tea Saison

A farmhouse style ale celebrating the refreshing flavours of lemon chai. Crafted by infusing Malabar tea and a squeeze of farm fresh lemons, the beer has citrus fruit and spice notes that remind you of the soothing comfort of a cup of lemon tea, with a boozy twist of course!

AROMA

Fruity with a spicy yeast character

ABV

4.9%

MOUTHFEEL

Light to medium body

APPEARANCE

Fruity with a spicy yeast character

FLAVOUR

Citrus and pepper spice

Specials

American IPA

West Coast IPA

A West Coast-style American IPA aggressively hopped with a blend of Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo and El Dorado hops.

This brew is all about the hops – that lends it clear aromas of pine, stone fruit and citrus.

The beer has a coating mouthfeel with long lasting bitterness and balanced malt body.

AROMA

Pine, stone fruit, citrus

ABV

6.6%

MOUTHFEEL

Light to medium body

APPEARANCE

Deep Golden

FLAVOUR

A crisp, bold hop forward front followed by piney and citrus notes

Sounds like something you and your friends would want to do?

Simply read and fill the form below and we’ll get in touch with you. And soon too! We hate turning people away, but we can only incorporate a certain number so that the experience remains personal.
All tours are currently out of Toit Bangalore.

    • Brewery Tours are held on every 1st Saturday of the month. The tour and beer tasting session starts at 11:30am and lasts for about 1.5 hours.
    • Registration fees for the Tour is Rs.850 + taxes. This is inclusive of beer samples, food pairing, a certificate & T-shirt.
    • Each tour has an upper limit of 20 people.  So register early to get your preferred date.
    • The minimum age to be eligible to sign up for the tour is 21 years. Carrying valid ID to take part in the Tour is mandatory. 
    • Kindly inform us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
    • We advise patrons who are on medication to refrain from taking the tour.
    • If you are a traveller, please note that International Credit Cards are not accepted as part of our online registration. Please send us an email to toitblr@toit.in and we can sort it out for you. Or just drop by at our pub, grab a beer and register at the front desk.
    • Because all the money goes to charity, refunds won’t be possible.
    • All tours are currently out of Toit Bangalore.

    Specials

    Kolsch Beer

    Kolsch

    The Kolsch, originating from Cologne, Germany, is a light and refreshing ale-lager hybrid. The beer is clean, crisp and delicately-balanced with a subtle fruit and hop character. Our version is made with a single hop, Mandarina Bavaria, that lends the brew distinctive mandarin and citrus notes.

    AROMA

    Low malt aroma, with a grainy-sweet character. A delicately spicy hop aroma, with a pleasant and subtle fruit aroma

    ABV

    4.9%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium-light & medium carbonation

    APPEARANCE

    Clear, pale gold to light gold

    FLAVOUR

    Low fruity sweetness, medium-low bitterness with delicate dryness and slight crispness

    Specials

    Dark Vader

    Schwarzbier

    ​​This German style dark lager is a regional specialty from southern Thuringen and northern Franconia in Germany.

    It balances a complex malt flavour with a generous addition of noble hops, with notes of caramel.

    The Special beer is rumoured to have strange powers, in that over a few pints, you seem to lose your ability to say ‘no’ to more. Don’t believe us? Well, have a taste of it yourself and see. But we warned—you don’t know the power of the dark side…umm…lager.

    AROMA

    Slightly malty

    ABV

    5.0%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium body, smooth

    APPEARANCE

    Black

    FLAVOUR

    Light malty with hints of caramel

    Specials

    West Coast IPA

    SMaSH

    While most beers use a blend of multiple hops and malts the SMaSH is brewed with a single variety of malt (Pilsner Malt) and hops (Amarillo hops).

    This refreshing beer showcases the individual characteristics of each ingredient, creating a distinctive yet balanced flavour profile. The Verdant IPA yeast helps the hop character shine through, while maintaining the grainy backbone.

    It’s the perfect beer to welcome Spring and the perfect excuse you need to get SMaSHed.

    AROMA

    Floral, citrus

    ABV

    4.8%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Light-medium bodied, medium carbonated.

    APPEARANCE

    Light yellow, slightly hazy.

    FLAVOUR

    Slightly bitter, citrusy flavour followed by malty aftertaste.

    Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

    Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

    Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

    TOIT PUNE

    Specials

    Kolsch Beer

    Kolsch

    The Kolsch, originating from Cologne, Germany, is a light and refreshing ale-lager hybrid. The beer is clean, crisp and delicately-balanced with a subtle fruit and hop character. Our version is made with a single hop, Mandarina Bavaria, that lends the brew distinctive mandarin and citrus notes.

    AROMA

    Low malt aroma, with a grainy-sweet character. A delicately spicy hop aroma, with a pleasant and subtle fruit aroma

    ABV

    4.9%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium-light & medium carbonation

    APPEARANCE

    Clear, pale gold to light gold

    FLAVOUR

    Low fruity sweetness, medium-low bitterness with delicate dryness and slight crispness

    Specials

    Belgian Tripel

    Tripel X

    A clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer with a very subtle fruit and hop character.

    Brewed with pilsner malt and homemade candy sugar, our take on this Belgian classic style is smooth and complex. Strong malty & mildly sweet notes deliver a pleasantly dry finish. This one packs quite a punch & you will barely notice it, making it a dangerously session-able beer

    AROMA

    Complex fruity aroma

    ABV

    8%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Pale gold

    FLAVOUR

    Mild sweet malt flavour, with a soft bitterness and fruity flavors

    Specials

    Guest Tap - Oi Brewing

    Lemon Hard Seltzer

    100 calories and 2 grams of carbs per pint! The Oi Lemon Hard Seltzer is made from a natural honey base just like a mead. After a special proprietary fermentation process, they use the traditional Bourbon method and filter the Seltzer over a bed of charcoal that eliminates all color and taste from it.


    The result, a sparkling clear beverage, which is then naturally flavored with lemon. Refreshing, light and crisp!

    AROMA

    Lemon

    ABV

    <4.95%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Crisp and spritz

    APPEARANCE

    Clear

    FLAVOUR

    Tart lemon