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!

He’s done everything from riding lorries across highways to delivering veggies, to handling real estate paperwork at Government offices, and also fulfilling the role of a valet somewhere in between. Say hello to our Office Admin Sridhar, who’s had quite an eventful childhood. To say the least.

How long have you been working at Toit?

I joined three months after the opening.

What were you doing before this?

I was working as a part-time valet person. Before that, I was working at a warehouse for a watch making brand.

I was working as a part-time valet person.

How did you hear about Toit?

There used to be a man working at the warehouse, Abdul, who used to do housekeeping. He came here and told me about it as well. There was an opening for a part-time job.
So I finished work at 5 pm at the warehouse and came here to meet Arun sir. He asked me to come here and work for three days, the weekend actually, as a valet person.

Later, after about 6 months, I became a permanent employee. I did valet everyday. After two and a half years, I shifted to the office and started doing admin work.

What do you do here?

I deal with the Excise Office, and also all the purchases. Any outside work, I handle that.

Can you describe a typical work day?

I wake up at 7 in the morning everyday. I have a small kid, who is 11 months old. I spend time with my child in the morning and then come here by 10 am.

Then I work a little bit on the system (computer) and go to take stock. I take stock, then go and order whatever is needed from outside. I am mostly outside, all my work is usually outside. I spend very little time at the office.

Then I have a break, usually around 1:30 pm. And then I go home at 7:30 pm, after finishing all my work. There is no fixed timing for this, depends on my work, but this is usually when I finish and go home.

Are you from Bangalore?

Yes. I am a Kannadiga. I live here with my wife and child.
I used to live in a village in Hoskotte,  till my 8th standard. And then, I cam here. This was in 1997.

…all my work is usually outside. I spend very little time at the office.

A man came to my village and said he would bring me to Bangalore and put me in a good convent school. But he didn’t. When we came here, he said I didn’t get admission in the school and that he would check next year.
And he told me to start working in a job where I got 30 rupees a day. This was in a big hair saloon.

I said ok and started working. One year passed in doing this. Then I went and asked him about school again, and he said no school and all, you just work here.

I went back to the village, but then my mom said do whatever work they ask you to do.
So I came back and became a lorry cleaner. I did this for about 6 months. I also learnt how to drive a lorry. I was around 16 at the time.

I didn’t get a license then because you can’t at that age, so I just kept working for the lorry owner for about two years. He was really nice and took a lot of care of me.

I used to go on trips with him, from Hyderabad to Bangalore, transporting vegetables. Even I used to drive, and after doing this for sometime, I learnt how to drive the lorry properly. I got a lot of practice going back and forth.

Later, I left that job, and started working for a real estate owner. I worked with him for three years. But then that man’s business underwent some loss.

I learnt how to drive the lorry properly.

So I left that, and joined a bank. I did that for another 6 months and then worked for that watch making brand. I was the MD’s driver initially. But when they opened a new warehouse, they put me there.

You joined here as the valet and then eventually worked your way to admin. How did that happen?

I don’t know. One of the employees who used to work in the office left, and that’s when Sibi sir asked me if I would take up the job. It involved Government work, going to the Excise Office, Commissioner’s Office, all that.
I said I would do it, and I knew Kannada and all properly.

Initially, for about three months, I was doing half day of valet work and half day in the office. Later, I shifted fully to the office.

Do you like your job?

Yes!

So what do you like most, and least, about your job?

No such thing as the least. I like it.
You know how they call people an all-rounder? I am like that. I will do anything, with no tension at all.

You have to meet a lot of Government officials—no tension there?

I used to work with that real estate guy no? I got a lot of practice then itself. He had a lot of paperwork to do also, for his property. So he taught me what to do, and then I kept meeting the officials and got to know them.
So when I joined the admin here, it was easy for me.

You know how they call people an all-rounder? I am like that.

When is your off day? What do you do on an off day?

My off is on Sunday. I sleep the whole day, till some 11 am. I stay at home with my child mostly and don’t go out at all.

So no hobbies? You don’t like going out an watching movies or anything?

No, no. Not at all. Earlier, I used to play cricket but I stopped that as well.

Why?

Because there’s no one to play with. Everyone from the team got married and moved to different places.

You’ve had such an eventful life with so many different roles—out of all of these, which job did you enjoy most?

The real estate one was a lot of fun. I went there right after the lorry job. Actually, the MD knew the lorry owner also, and he was the one who recommended me.

He asked me what I could drive, and that time I said I could drive a lorry. He said he has a smaller car and to come and work for him. I remember, he had an Indigo. So from lorry driving, I became a personal driver.

Anything eventful happen in all those drives from Bangalore to Hyderabad?

Nothing. We used to drive there straight, without stopping, because we’d leave at 7 am and we’d have to get back here by the evening.

But there is one incident that happened when I was a personal driver for that watch company MD.

…from lorry driving, I became a personal driver.

I was driving and there was an accident on the road. This lady had fallen on the road. So I stopped to help her and took her to the hospital. I was with a friend at the time. I admitted her in the hospital, but when the Police came, they caught us.

They said that we were the ones who caused the accident. I tried to tell them that we just stopped to help, and the people who caused the accident ran away. But they didn’t listen.

For about two days, one of us was in the hospital and the other was in the station. And then just like that, after two days, when this lady told them it wasn’t us, and that some other two-wheeler guy had caused the accident, they let us go.

They needed someone to catch. And after that day, no matter who has an accident on the road, after that tension, I don’t stop anymore. Because when you help, this is what happens. So I just keep going.

The trees! There used to be so many trees when I moved here…

It’s been a while since you’ve moved here from the village. What changes have you seen happen?

The trees! There used to be so many trees when I moved here and it was so cool and nice. Now, it’s so hot.

When I first moved here, I could see a church in one direction, and a temple in the other from my house. And I could hear church bells also.
Now, I can’t see either. So many tall buildings and apartments have come up in front of my house.

It’s been five years at Toit now. How has it been?

It’s nice. There are no problems. Even when I was working as a valet, there were no problems. It’s peaceful.

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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