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!

Some of our staff have the most interesting stories. Like our cashier Ramakrishnan, who used to be a politician!

How long have you been with Toit?

I am part of the opening staff, I joined in 2011.

What were you doing before that?

Before this, I worked in Tamilnadu, for a hotel as a cashier.

I am part of the opening staff, I joined in 2011.

When did you move to Bangalore?

I moved here in 2008.

How did you hear about Toit?

One of the cashiers here, he is a friend of mine, and he told me that there was a vacancy for a cashier post here at Toit. So I came here.

Can you describe a day in your job?

I wake up at 6:30 am in the morning because of my children. I have two children—Prashanth and Harshini. I get up and get them ready for school and drop them at school at 8:30 am.

Then I get back, buy some milk, make tea for me and my wife. Then she makes breakfast and once I’m done with that, I report here by 11:00 am.
We have a briefing at about 11:35 am, and after that, I get started with my cashier counter. We clean the system, count the cash, make an account, and make a record of discounted and cancelled bills.

Is your work hard?

Yes. It’s hard during the night, because of a lot more customers come at that time. Also, all the bills are considered at the end of the night. So by the time I leave, it is usually 12 or 1 am.

It’s hard during the night, because of a lot more customers come at that time.

Are you a math whiz?

Not a math whiz, but you should know at least some maths for this job. It is helpful if you are good.
Sometimes if you aren’t good with it, you may give less or too much change back. And you need to be able to handle many bills at a time.
It’s a continuous rotation.

On the weekends, it’s non-stop rotation from 8:30 pm-12:30.

You also need a lot of patience, because you get different kinds of customers.
Plus, they are drinking. Sometimes, if there is a delay, their way of talking changes and you need to be patient during those kind of things.

How do you handle a difficult guest?

We can’t really do anything about it. We have to say “sorry sir” and try and get them the bill as fast as possible.
Sometimes the system hangs, so people get frustrated.

You also need a lot of patience…

When is your off-day?

Monday!

What do you do during your off-day?

Same as a normal work day. My children have school on Monday, so anyway I have to wake up at 7 am. I drop them, come back, and help my wife prepare some non-vegetarian dish for lunch.

I studied Hotel Management, so I can cook different things too. This was in 2005. After that is when I joined the hotel in Chennai.

So, we have lunch, pick up my children and then go out somewhere in the evening. I bring them to Toit also sometimes.

I studied Hotel Management, so I can cook different things too.

Oh, so do you bring your family here often?

Yes! My wife is yet to come, because she doesn’t like pubs and things like that.
I have told her so many times, but I don’t want to force her.

Is your wife working?

No, she is a housewife. Actually, she is also Tamilian but moved here with her family long back.
Her father got a job in the Bangalore Airport and they moved here.

And also, she could not come to Tamilnadu, because she could not adjust to the conditions there, so I shifted here. My parents still live in Trichy.

Bangalore for me is Toit.

Do you like Bangalore?

I do. But Bangalore for me is Toit.
As soon as I wake up and drop my children, I am here. And then by the time I go back, it is 1 am.
So, my life is Toit.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?

Cricket! I am a part of the Toit Cricket Team.

Do you have a favourite player?

Chris Gayle. He is a good batsman and very exciting to watch during the IPL, which I follow every year.

Our team at Toit is quite large. So Monday or Tuesday we go and play matches in the ground with teams from other pubs.
We used to play every week, but we stopped.

Why?

There used to be a boy in our team, who used to play very well, but he passed away in an accident. Now we don’t feel like playing anymore. When we see that field, we think about him. It’s been about three months now.

I became a ward member before coming here.

What are your plans for after Toit?

I think I want to be a ward member in Tamilnadu.

What is that?

A politician.

Oh, so you want to join politics?

I already have! I became a ward member before coming here.

So you’re a politician cashier?

*laughs* Yes! I used to finish work and then go for these ward member duties afterwards.

But I’ve not been active since I shifted here.

Back there, we used to meet weekly once and see what problems there were in the village, normally something like roads or the water supply. We used to report this in the office and find solutions. It used to be me and ten others.

There is a lot of turmoil in Tamilnadu politics. How does that affect you?

That really does not affect us. It is more at the MP or MLA level. We are lower level party members and we just help out a particular area.
I was nominated for this after I finished college. I had no idea what it meant but my friends and I went for it one day, and they put garlands for us and all that. *laughs*

That is why it has been almost seven years since I have been working here.

Coming back to Toit, do you like working here?

Yes! It is nice.
I do have some medical problems, like back pain and all that, so I can’t stand for too long. But I take pain killers and manage.

How has the experience at Toit been so far?

It’s been good. We have four owners here, and they are all nice people. They listen to us and help us out with whatever we need.
You can’t leave them and go only, because you won’t find such nice owners anywhere else. That is why it has been almost seven years since I have been working here.

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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