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!

Meet the man who started out with us as Floor Supervisor, and then went on to becoming the Manager at our flagship restaurant, The Permit Room. Say hello to Shivaram!

How long were you working at Toit before you moved to The Permit Room?

I started here in 2013, on May 15th. It’s almost four years and a couple of months now.

I found out about Toit from my friend Vishwanath, who was working here before. He introduced me here.
I found it very different from all the other places I had worked at. Once I moved here, I learnt so many things.

What were you doing before you joined Toit?

I was working as a steward and then came up step-by-step.
From a steward, I moved to senior steward, then captain, senior captain and then restaurant manager.

When I moved here, I was working as a Floor Supervisor and then moved to Permit Room as a restaurant manager.

How long has it been since you moved to Permit Room?

I moved in March, in 2016, so a year and a few months.

When you were working as a floor supervisor here, it was pretty hectic right?
And now you’re working as the manager at Permit Room. What’s the biggest difference between working here and there in these roles?

There are a lot of differences. There were responsibilities when I was the Floor Supervisor also, but as Manager, there are so many more.

The Manager has to take care of the restaurant, the staff, the customers, the quality of service—everything.

Toit has completely different kind of customers when compared to Permit Room.

Toit gets lots of youngsters, and also a nice mix of different age groups. At Permit Room, it’s mainly families, at least 80% of them. It’s easy to understand what they want and how to handle them.

Do you miss Toit?

Definitely!

What do you miss about Toit?

See, Toit is always very busy, so the working pace here is such that you won’t realise how the day has gone by.

In Permit Room, it’s a little more relaxed. We can predict the number of customers and around what time most of them will come.

Are you working with a completely new staff? Or are there lots of familiar faces from Toit there as well?

There are some people from Toit, and new staff also. I enjoy working with my old colleagues from Toit because I’ve worked with before and have their support. I didn’t have to teach them too much also, because they already know what to do.

Even though Toit and Permit Room have the same Management, the places are completely different in their vibe and food and everything. What is your favourite thing about each place?

In Toit, it’s the beer. That’s 100% sure. In Permit Room, it’s the food. And also the cocktails are the best. They go really well with the food.

What is a typical workday at Permit Room like?

See, once I go to work, I don’t look at the time. I don’t mind being there till whatever time I have to be there.
I go at about 11:30 in the morning, and I work till my break at 3:30 pm. Till then, I will do the official work, like bill checking and sending mails and also managing party packages.

In the evening, I take care of the customers and I usually interact with them about their experience.

As a Manager, there is not time limit as such for us. I sometimes leave in the evening or late at night, depending on the work.

What do you do on your off days?

I watch the news, and I take my family out.

Other than that, I won’t go anywhere. I’ll be at home, reading books.

I relax and do my other personal work, like bank work and school work for my kids and all that.

Once in fifteen days, I make biryani. I used to work in a North Indian cuisine restaurant for a long time, so I know how to cook all that.

I make Rogan Josh, Butter Chicken, Pudina Chicken, which I love, and sometimes Andhra style biryani.
If my wife wants something, she’ll ask me and I’ll make it.

I love playing cricket! Before marriage and after marriage also I used to play a lot.
Recently, I’ve stopped playing because there is no one to play with.

When I was in Toit, we used to have a team and we played regularly. We won a cup also, among the breweries.

Since you liked Toit so much, how did you decide to shift to Permit Room?

See, my Directors gave me an opportunity. So I don’t want to miss that, and also don’t want to say no to them.
From the beginning, they have always given me good things. When you get an opportunity like this in this industry, you should take it. It does not happen often.
I want to show them my promptness and performance in this role.

How has the experience been?

It’s been really good. I enjoy a lot with my whole team, it is a team of about 80 people.

Everyday, everyone comes with a different story, so you don’t realise how time passes at all.

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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

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

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

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

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

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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 12 Noon 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

    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

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    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

    What’s Brewing?

    Jack in the box

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

    Learn More

    Tall Dark Handsome

    A Belgian dark strong ale, brewed with Pilsner and aromatic malts, along with dark candy sugar.
    Now on tap in Toit Bangalore.

    Learn More

    Oi Brewing Seltzer

    A refreshing, light and crisp seltzer on our guest tap, from Oi Brewing, with 100 calories and 2 grams of carbs per pint!

    Guest Tap Special