Behind the Brewpub Scenes

Date

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!

They’re an unstoppable tag team of positivity, doubled with the best work ethic around.
Say hello to our Housekeeping ladies, Rathnamma and Lalitha.

How long have you been working at Toit?

Rathnamma: A little more than five years.

Lalitha: Five years and four months.

Are you both from Bangalore?

Lalitha: Aunty is from Bangalore, and I am from Bihar.

 Both of us used to work on a contract basis.

What were you doing before this?

Rathnamma: Contract work. Both of us used to work on a contract basis.

So, you both were friends before joining Toit?

Lalitha: Yes! We became friends when we joined Toit. *giggle*

But we have been doing this work for close to 15 years.

You both live in Bangalore. Do you have family here?

Rathnamma: My husband, and two boys. I don’t have a daughter.

Lalitha: In my family, it’s my husband and our five children. I have three daughters and two sons.

My husband is not well. He stays in the room.

What do your husbands do?

Rathnamma: My husband is not well. He stays in the room.

Lalitha: My husband does construction work.

How did you hear about Toit and decide to join here?

Lalitha: I used work in another restaurant, as part of a contract, and do the washing. I did that for five years and then my boss told me to come here. He said that there is a new place, and you are an old employee who does good work, so why don’t you work here for some time until I get a contract for another place and call you.

He said he’ll call me later, when I needed to come back.
That’s how I started working here. The owners here were very nice and spoke very nicely.

We like everything here.

I got settled nicely. Then my boss called and said that the other place had started work, so to come back. But I said no sir, I want to stay here

Rathnamma: I came here through a company contract also. Even I told my boss that I liked working here and didn’t want to go to another place.

That means you enjoy working here?

Yes!

Lalitha: It’s very nice! We like everything here. The management and all the staff, they talk well, they treat us very well and don’t say or do anything wrong.

Can you describe a typical work-day?

Lalitha: We come here at 3:00 pm. Before that, I do all the house work. The children have to go to school, so I need to get them ready and make food for them as well.

I finish all that and come here. I tell them I’ll finish work and come back at around 11:00 pm.

What are your duties here?

Lalitha: Our duties here are keeping the floor clean, making sure the restrooms are also clean. No customer should have any complaint.
It is also our duty to be happy and smile and talk to the customers nicely. The customers are also very nice to us.

Sometimes they tell us that we’ve cleaned very well and kept everything nicely.

Our duties here are keeping the floor clean, making sure the restrooms are also clean.

They tell us that most people work for one or two years and then run off, but you both are hardworking and responsible. We work happily, and stay happy because of that.

So, what do you do on your off-days then?

Rathnamma: Stay in my house, watch some television and also make food. Sometimes I go out and buy some clothes also, and just roam around. Sometimes I also like watching cricket matches. I support the local Karnataka teams.

Lalitha: I don’t go out anywhere. I like to stay at home. I don’t even like watching tv. Actually, I really like working so I get bored during holidays. I spend some time with my children but apart from that I miss my work.

Do your children go to school?

Rathnamma: One of my sons goes to college.

Lalitha: Three of my children, two boys and one girl go to school. The other two girls are going to get married, but they haven’t studied too much.

You’ve been here five years. What is the one thing you like and one thing you dislike about your job?

Lalitha: See, we are poor people. We’ve come here to work, and we will do whatever work the owners tell us to do. We have to. We have to do it happily.

The owners give us a salary, and whenever we have any trouble, they take care of us and help us out. So, we have no reason to dislike anything.

Rathnamma: There is absolutely no problem here. Even if we have to do extra work on some days, we do it happily. They ask us if it’s a problem for us, and we say we’ll adjust and do it. It’s my work, and I will do it. Happily.

We’ve come here to work, and we will do it happily.

Lalitha: Actually, we are a team of three, three friends. One other lady has gone to her village so she’s not here right now. We do all our work together. Her name is Usha. We should work in such a way that the customer should say we do amazing work. There should be absolutely no complaints.

 If there was one thing you’d like to say about working here, what would it be?

*long pause*

Rathnamma: You say something, Lalitha.

Lalitha: No, you say. *laughs*

But you see, we tell the boys here also. Whatever work you do, however little or small it may be, do it well. Teach each other to do good work. If you do good work, the customers will come here, see it and be happy. Then, Toit will have a good name.

More
articles

Look forward to having you back when you are old enough to get Toit!

Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

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