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!

Say hello to Peter, or if you want to be absolutely proper and watch him flash that big smile, say hello to Thangminlun Haokip.

How long have you been working at Toit?

I joined in 2010, in December. Part of the opening staff.

What were you doing before that?

I came to Bangalore in 2009, from Manipur. I started working here. This is my first job. I was studying in Manipur.

I started working here. This is my first job. I was studying in Manipur.

How did you decide on coming to Bangalore?

I wanted to earn some money. I wanted to get a good job and support my family.

My cousin brother was also joining here, and he told me about a vacancy. I came for an interview and joined.

What is your role here at Toit?

I work in the service department.

Can you describe a typical work day for me?

I wake up and come to work by 11 am. We have to check everything and see everything is alright. Then all the duties start from 11:30, and that is the morning shift.

We have to set up the restaurant, check what is needed in different sections and make sure it is there. When we open at 12 o clock, then we have to take care of the customers. We do that till our break at 3:00 pm.

We come back again for the second shift at 6:15 pm, and check all the sections again. Then we get ready to serve the customers, and work till the end of the shift. That is usually 11:30 pm on weekdays, and 1:30 am on weekends.

We have to set up the restaurant, check what is needed in different sections and make sure it is there.

When is your off-day?

My off-day is actually on Monday.

What do you do on your off-day then?

On the off-day, I take rest. I wake up only by 11 am. After that I clean my room and wash all my clothes and uniforms.

When I finish that, in the evening, I go out with my friends and enjoy. Sometimes I just go to my friends and uncle’s houses. I don’t like shopping so much. I got married in 2015, so we also visit our relations.

Do you have children?

I have a son. We call him Shem, that’s his nickname. But his name is T. Letthengou Haokip. He was born last year, on December 24th, so he’s completing 5 months now.

And my wife’s name is Kimneinem. But we call her Mency. We stay together here. My younger brother also stays with us.
He’s starting his college at St. Joseph’s this year.

I have a son…his name is T. Letthengou Haokip.

He goes to college during the day and works part-time in the evening. He also works in a restaurant.

What language do you speak at home?

We speak Kuki!

Is it a tough language to learn?

*laughs* A little bit. Some people say it’s tough.

Ya! I like listening to music and playing football.

Do you also have any hobbies that you enjoy pursuing in your free time?

Ya! I like listening to music and playing football. I love watching football matches.

I have a guitar, but I don’t play that much. My brother and wife also sing.

Which is your favourite football team?

Real Madrid! And Ronaldo and Messi are my favourite players.

What do you like the most about your job? And what is the one thing you don’t like?

*laughs*
I don’t know. I like serving the customers and making them feel good. I love that.

I don’t like when people are corrected in front of the customer. The supervisor tells us our mistakes in the back area and that’s how it should be. It is not good to be scolded in front of the customer. If that happens to someone, I do not like it.

I don’t like when people are corrected in front of the customer.

But working at Toit has been a good experience. It’s been going well. I like this city also. Bangalore is nice.

What do you miss about Manipur the most?

I miss the time and weather I had there.
Bangalore used to be ok weather-wise before, but the last two-three months have been very hot.

And it’s not very safe anymore, especially working at night.

In Manipur, there are some beautiful places to visit. I miss that. We used to go there everyday and play football a lot.

I miss my family too. We used to stay with them, and we had to come here and learn to manage living alone. But it’s easy now.

What are you excited about in the near future? 

In the future, I see myself becoming a supervisor and maybe even a manager. So, that is something to look forward to.

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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

Guest Brew On Tap

Beachshack IPA

In celebration of craft, we’re hopped to be hosting the Beackshack IPA from Arbor Brewing on our guest tap.

This special is a surprisingly crisp and easy-drinking beer with a vesuvian hop finish, and is packed with citrus and tropical fruit aromas, making for a truly refreshing brew!

AROMA

Strong hoppy aroma, citrus, pine, sweet tropical fruity. 

ABV

6%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body with a smooth bitterness. Clean and dry finish with medium carbonation.

APPEARANCE

Pale to yellow gold colour, light to medium body ,clean and clear beer.

FLAVOUR

Medium malty mouthfeel, bunch of hoppy notes citrus, pine, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, Stone fruit, floral notes came through hops. Complex hops.

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

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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

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

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

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

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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.

Specials

Jack in the box

Jackfruit ale

Brewed with Pale Ale, Oat & Crystal malt, this special brew is infused with loads of fresh jackfruit, which imparts a subtle fruity aroma & flavour.

This Jack is definitely out of the box!

AROMA

Fruity

ABV

5%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body

APPEARANCE

Pale straw to very dark orange in colour

FLAVOUR

Rich malt & subtle jackfruit

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

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

  • 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.

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All tours are currently out of Toit Bangalore.

    Specials

    Tall. Dark. Handsome.

    Belgian Dark Strong Ale

    A dark, very rich, complex, strong Belgian ale, this special is brewed with Pilsner malt, dark candy sugar and aromatic malts.

    This brew leads with strong aromas and flavours – caramel, raisin, dark fruit and candy sugar notes.

    We weren’t kidding when we named this one – its guaranteed to make you swoon!

    AROMA

    Complex maltiness and some phenolic spiciness

    ABV

    7.2%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Full body

    APPEARANCE

    Deep Amber

    FLAVOUR

    Rich malt, raisin and candy

    Special Herbal Beer

    Kudix Kashayam

    The brainchild of our head brewer, we’re celebrating local produce the way we know best—through a special, one-of-a-kind beer!

    Brewed with turmeric, honey, liquorice, ashwagandha and many other local herbs, this brew is an homage to the harvest season in South India.

    It’s fully local, it’s fully toit, so make sure you try this one before it runs out because you won’t find this style anywhere else!

    AROMA

    Herbal, turmeric

    ABV

    5.5%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium to light body

    APPEARANCE

    Deep turmeric yellow with yellowish-white head

    FLAVOUR

    Turmeric and liquorice notes, with a honey after-taste

    Special Beer

    Toit's DIPA

    This special beer is a robust Pale Ale brewed with Munich & Pale Ale malts, generously hopped with El dorado, Amarillo, Idaho and Mosaic hops.
    If you like your beers hoppy, our new special is sure to make you happy! (Sorry not sorry.)

    AROMA

    Malty with plenty of hops

    ABV

    6.6%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Light to medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Light copper

    FLAVOUR

    Hoppy

    Special Beer

    Namma Beeru

    Our very own harvest brew, this one is an easy drinking, refreshing beer.

    In keeping with our beer pledge to use local ingredients in our beers, this robust ale is generously infused with finger millet seeds, locally known as ‘Ragi’, a staple food in many households in Karnataka. 

    Namma Beeru was created to celebrate the festivity and joy of the harvest season in South India!

    AROMA

    Well balanced with maltiness, mild sweetness and hops

    ABV

    5.2%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Straw to golden

    FLAVOUR

    Slight sweetness from the malt

    Guest Brew On Tap

    No Parking Pilsner

    Going into the new year celebrating craft, we’re hopped to be hosting the No Parking Pilsner by Arbor Brewing Company on our guest tap.

    Brewed with all German malts and imported German tettnang hops for a classic crispy, dry, full- flavored, pilsner character, this beer is a medium-bodied lager with a mildly salty noble hop bitterness.

    AROMA

    Floral and herbal

    ABV

    5.5%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Straw to golden

    FLAVOUR

    Crispy, dry, full flavoured