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!

Meet our very shy, but equally stubborn Commis 1 Bikis, who decided to stop studying to work towards a better life for his family.

How long have you been working in Toit?

I am opening staff. I joined in 2011, in March.

Are you from Bangalore?

I’m from Nepal. I came to Bangalore in 2010.

You came here to work?

Yes! I came here to work. My first job was working in a Pizzeria in Koramangala. I had a friend who came to Toit, and he also called me here.

When I came here, I didn’t know anything. I was a fresher. I came here when I was small and grew up here itself.

How old are you?

I am 23 years old.

So you joined here when you were 19.

Yes.

Did you join Toit in the kitchen?

Yes. I started working in the kitchen itself.
I started off as a fresher, I used to just help with everything because I didn’t know anything at that time.

Whatever the boys used to say, I did that. Afterwards, learnt some things and got promoted to Commis 3. Then I did some good work and got promoted to Commis 2. Later, they promoted me to Commis 1, which is what I am now.

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There’s lots of work and responsibility—have to take responsibility of many sections and if anything goes wrong, then it is on me.

Do you have a team?

I have three boys in my team. I used to work in all sections—pasta, fryer, salad. Now I’m managing the grill.

Is this the first time you’re leading a team?

Yes! This is the first time. I’ve been doing it since I got promoted to Commis 1.

What’s it like? Do you enjoy it?

Yes. Very much. I knew that I could do this, and I told the Chef and the Management that I can do this, and they gave me the responsibility.

What is your work day like?

I get up at 10:00 am in the morning, and freshen up. I come here for duty by 11 am. I live nearby.

As soon as I get here, I check everything and see what is there and not there in each section. Then I delegate some duties, I tell the boys what all needs to be done.

The morning shift, there is no other senior at that time, it is only me and the Chef comes a little later. So I need to make sure everything is there.

Then I head to my section and start work. At 3:00 pm I take a break, and then come back at 6:30 pm and continue working in my section.
I finish work by 11:30 pm on weekdays, and 1:00 am on weekends.

When is your off day?

Tuesday.

And what do you do on an off day?

Same, I wake up at 10:00 am. Then I freshen up, cook food for myself, and then go out.
Sometimes I go watch movies, and sometimes I go play football. I don’t stay indoors during my off-day. I have a vehicle, so I roam around here and there on it.

Do you have something you like doing in your free time?

Actually, I really like football. That’s why even on my off days I go play football. I go play in these grounds nearby, with a few of my friends.  I’m usually the centre forward.
I also love watching football on TV. I watch it a lot.

Do you have a favourite team?

Actually, my favourite team is Nepal’s team.

And do you have a favourite player?

Yes. Rohit Chhetri.

Do you follow international football?

No. I don’t watch all that. I only follow local football.

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So, back to Toit—five years here now, you must have learnt a lot.

Yes! I’ve learnt so much here. I’ve grown up here!
I didn’t know anything when I first came here from my village, but I came here and picked everything up.

All the previous chefs John, Ramesh, and now Chef Sameer, have taught me a lot.

What’s your favourite thing to make here?

My favourite is—I really like the Seafood Marinara.

How is it working here?

It’s really nice here, that’s why I’m not even going anywhere else.

The management is very good here, and they help out a lot. Whenever we have any troubles, we can go talk to them.  Even the team and Chef are really nice. That’s why I like working here a lot.

Is there anything you don’t like about your job?

I’m not too fond of prep. You have to work alone, so it gets very lonely without anyone and you have to keep working, and plating.
I like it when there are people and when it’s all busy.

It’s been six years since you’ve come here from Nepal—what is the big difference?

There is a lot of difference. There is nothing much there, only villages.  You don’t have these kind of big restaurants there.
Most people go abroad from there, and I chose to come to India. My family is there. I came here when I was really young.

Actually, I was studying and I told my parents I wanted to come here to Bangalore. They didn’t allow me so I ran away from home and came here.

So they didn’t know? Have you gone home since?

They didn’t. But I have gone home 3-4 times after that.

What did they say when you went back for the first time after running away?

They didn’t know where I was, I mean, I had called them after reaching here.
I left my studies and came here.

How come?

Actually, I never had any interest in studies. I knew that I wanted to work. I just wanted to come work here in Bangalore.
I had never been to India before that. I had a friend who was coming here, so I decided to come along with him.

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Do you miss Nepal?

Yes, I do miss my village because that is where I was born and that is where I grew up. I do feel like going there, but what to do? There is nothing to do there, I need to stay here and earn money.

Now I’m married also, and I have a child. My child is one year old, Abhi. And my wife’s name is Anushka. I visit them once every year.
I want to bring them here, but my child is still very small. Once he is a little older, I will bring them here.

Is everything fine back home now? Are they ok with you moving?

Yes. Everything is fine.
Actually, we were very poor people. We didn’t have too much. And I’m the only son. I didn’t want to study, and I also saw that there were a lot of expenses. So I decided I would work, earn some money, and take care of my parents.

What I have been able to do for them after joining Toit, I would not have been able to if I had joined another stream. The salary has been good from the time I joined, and now I have made a home in Nepal. That is why I am very grateful to this place, because they have helped me reach so far in my life.

Everyone is happy.

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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