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 the epitome of shyness, but also the best example of keeping your head down and doing good, honest work. Say hello to Niranjan, our bartender.

How long has it been since you’ve been working in Toit?

I joined in 2012, on May 19th.

So you’ve been here for five years. What were you doing before that?

I was in my village before that. I’m from Orissa, and my village is in Baleswar District.

What were you doing there?

I was studying in college there. This is my first job.

How did you hear about Toit?

My older brother used to work here, Ranjan. He was in washing and slowly got promoted to being a chef. He recently quit.

Were you always interested in this field? Or did your brother motivate you to join?

Actually, there were no jobs in my village. Also, my older sister had to be married and we didn’t have money that time. We used to be quite poor.

That’s why I came here. And after working for five months, both me and my brother got our sister married. After that, after some six months, we started building our own house in our village.

Does your family live in Orissa?

My mummy and daddy stay there. My brother got married recently.

He was supposed to quit and stay in Orissa, but getting work there is difficult because it is a village, so he came back to Bangalore for work.

What is your job role and what is typical work day like?

I am a bartender. But when I started, I used to work in Housekeeping. I got promoted to Assistant Steward, where I used to do food pick-ups.

After that they asked me to join the bar and slowly I learnt everything. Took me about 6 months to learn everything properly.

On a working day, I wake up at 9:00 am. After that, I wash up and have breakfast. Then I make food at about 11:30 and take some rest. At about 12:45, I have a bath, eat my food and come to work. I get here by around 2:00 pm, my shift is at 2:30 pm.

Once I get there, I need to set up the bar first. I check what supplies are there and what is not there. I prepare the lime juice, clean and organise the display, prepare the garnish and then make sure all the setting is done. Only once all that is done, I go for a break.

The break is usually at 5, and for about half an hour. After that, I work on whichever floor I’m assigned till closing.

Do you stay alone in Bangalore?

I stay with my brother. We stay together, both brothers.

Actually, our family stays in Orissa, and my mummy had a brain problem earlier. Once we got our sister married, mummy did a brain operation.

Is she better now?

She’s fine now. Sometimes, when her medicine gets over it gets bad, but we get her the medicines and she’s fine again.

So you stay with your brother here. What do you do on your off days?

On my off day also I wake up at 9:00 am. I need to wash my clothes and go shop in the market for vegetables and supplies.
Then I come back and make food for the house.

After that, I rest for some time. Later in the evening, I sometimes go to the park or just stay at home. I prefer staying at home instead of going out on my off day.

I like listening to music also.

Who is your favourite singer?

Udit Narayan is my favourite. And my current favourite song is Gerua from the movie Dilwale.

And my local favourite is Babul Supriyo. He’s from Calcutta, but he has sung Odissi songs too.

Bangalore is the first city you’ve ever lived in. What is the big difference?

The weather I think. My village is a little hot, but there’s sunshine all the time.
But here, the weather is unpredictable.

I like my village of course, but there is work here and ways to spend time. Sitting at home in my village is boring.

There is a little work. My father owns a cycle store there and I have learnt everything there, and sometimes I go help him and his workers.

If your father has a business there, why did you want to move here to work?

Earlier, the store was very small. We just did small jobs like oiling.

After coming here, we were able to get our sister married, get our mother’s operation done and we also helped our father make the shop bigger.

Are you married?

*blushes* No.

You’ve been working at the bar for two years now. What is your favourite cocktail?

I don’t drink. But I enjoy making the Cosmopolitan. I have a lot of friends—both my colleagues who work at the bar and also the customers.

How come, being a bartender, you never tried drinking?

I’ve tried them, like just a drop to see the taste.

I don’t drink because of an incident that happened when I was very young.

When I was about 12, back in my village, I was at the cycle shop helping my father.
There was a tractor passing in front of us.
There were two people on the tractor—the driver and another worker sitting with him.

The driver had had too much to drink, and ended up driving into a deep ditch.

The driver somehow ran away after that, but the worker with him came under the tractor and his whole body was injured.

We rushed to help him, my father, brother and I, along with some 15 other people. We managed to lift the vehicle off the man and I saw him completely bruised and bleeding. They had all been drinking.

Seeing that, my father said never to drink. He doesn’t drink.

My brother used to drink for a short while when he came to Bangalore, but when I came here, I controlled his drinking and now he doesn’t drink as well.

It’s been five years! What is the best and worst thing about working at Toit?

I like everything. I have friends here and I love learning the work here.

There is nothing bad. Whatever work they give me, I do it willingly and with a smile.

Whenever I have had any problems, with my mother or family, they have always helped me out, the management is very supportive.

Someday I want to move back to my village and help my parents out. I will.
But until I work, I will work here.
This is the first place I started working and how many ever days I work till I move back, I will work here.

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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

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

Oktoberfest Special

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.

AROMA

Slightly malty

ABV

5.5%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body, smooth

APPEARANCE

Black

FLAVOUR

Light malty with hints of caramel

Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

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

    TOIT PUNE

    Oktoberfest Special

    Munich Dunkel

    The classic brown lager style of Munich which developed as a darker, more malt- accented beer than other regional lagers. While originating in Munich, the style became popular throughout Bavaria over time.

    German Munich malts have been used to create a rich, smooth and complex toasted bread crust flavour in this flavoursome lager.

    AROMA

    Deep malt sweetness

    ABV

    5.2%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Light to Medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Amber brown

    FLAVOUR

    Soft, rich and complex flavour of Munich malts

    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

    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

    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

    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