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!

What do you get when you put a bartender and the best work ethic together? Our Bar Supervisor Monty, of course!

When did you join Toit?

It has been almost five years. I’ll be completing five years this month.

What were you doing before this?

This is my first job. I was studying before this. I did my BHM in Maharashtra, and then a course in Bartending in Bangalore, before I joined Toit.

Are you from Maharashtra then?

Yes!

What made you decide to shift to Bangalore?

Nothing was planned, actually. I did my BHM and wondered what I should do next. Maybe go to some area where I can work properly and make a career for myself. I was confused about whether I should go to the kitchen or the bar, so I came to Bangalore and also Chennai, to look at some bartending colleges.

I got into one place called Bar Square India, in Bangalore, and I went there. I had a very good mentor there who helped me a lot. 

My parents actually wanted me to finish my course and come back to Maharashtra, instead of working in Bangalore because I’m the only son. 

But then I got a job here, which was nice because it was a microbrewery and I told them I’ll work for one year and see, and then come back there once I get done. They agreed and said ok, come back and work here after a year. 

I started working here, and it’s now been five years since then.

Do you enjoy bartending?

Ya ya! Once you decide to do something, you should do it properly.

Can you describe a typical work day for me?

I wake up depending on which shift it is, second shift or the break shift.

If it’s the second shift, I sleep till late, till about 11:30 am, because I also go to sleep late.

If it is the break shift, I wake up at 10 am, take a bath and have breakfast at home. Normally I don’t cook at home, but one thing I prefer is to have breakfast at home because at least one meal has to be healthy.

See, I am a bachelor staying alone so I always eat outside, which is not good at all. That’s why breakfast is at home.

I get ready, come to work. For the break shift, you need to plan everything for the day and make sure all the back up is there. I am in charge of the bar, so I have to make sure everything is ready before the operations start. Cleaning, set up, display, lights—all has to be checked. If some item is not available, I make my purchase team get it and if they can’t, I get it myself. I try to make sure I do as much as I can.

For the second shift, I come for duty allocations or to complete any extra pending work. 

Do you also make a lot of the cocktails?

Depends. If some of the staff is not there, then I will make it, otherwise my job is to supervise them. Most of the time I will be supervising them and managing the bars on all the three floors, so I have to make sure everything is going smoothly. 

What do you enjoy the most about your job, and what do you dislike the most?

So, whichever bar I am handling I will make sure everything from the glasses to the lime juice is there before I start.

My policy is that if everything is there in back up, then you can work smoothly and serve the drinks fast. That way you make the customers happy. First of all they are waiting for a table, or they have to wait for food for at least 20 minutes, so now if they have to wait for drinks also then it will be quite awkward. It will be disappointing for them. So I like to give them the drinks as fast as possible. 

That’s your working policy. But what do you enjoy about your work?

I enjoy bartending and making new cocktails. I’m always curious about learning new things—like fermentation, what is fermentation and what exactly happens during the process of fermentation. I like to know many things.

And what do you dislike?

The timings. It gets late. That is the only thing, nothing else apart from that. And of course, we have to be working weekends. 

What do you do on your off day?

I don’t drink on my off day but it depends. Most of my friends are from the IT industry and they know my off is on a Wednesday. So, if they want to meet, we go to some pubs and I have a few drinks with them.

I like to do anything apart from my job on my off day. If I hang out with my hotel industry friends, then we will talk about work. And I don’t want to do that. So I meet my IT friends, and also talk to them about politics and share markets. I do invest in shares so I will have a chat with them about all this.

When you meet once or twice a month, you’ll have something new to talk about.

Do you have any hobbies?

I like to watch movies, but most of the times I watch talk shows.  Shows like Koffee with Karan.
Actually, my English was very weak when I came to Bangalore, and that was a minus point for me. I started reading newspapers and watching talk shows to see how people talk and how they use their language, and that is how I learnt. And I still continue to watch and learn.

What is your favourite cocktail to make at Toit?

I like the Sinful Passion. It’s one of those drinks that is a straight drink and is very easy to have also. And you won’t smell of alcohol after drinking it.

It’s orange juice, vodka, and passion fruit. That’s it!

But I don’t like to drink cocktails so much. I like making them, but I like to drink beers. My favourite here is the Stout. Always!

In the five years of doing this hectic job, does any memorable incident come to mind?

When I was a bartender, I had basic knowledge about things because of my BHM degree. My supervisor was taking care of the guest and I was observing. So the guest asked for cider, and as per what I knew, we didn’t have any cider on the menu. The supervisor gave the guest a food menu!

And I thought what the hell is he doing?! So I said sir, if you don’t mind, I think the guest asked for cider and we don’t have it. He thought the guest meant ‘sider’, and he thought that was a new word for a side dish. So I had to tell him that cider is a flavoured beer, mostly made from apples, and we don’t have that. These are things that happen, and I find them funny.

From the one year you were supposed to be here according to what you’d initially told your parents, it is now almost five years. How has the entire experience been?

See, there are many things I can say, but the one thing I will say is that if you work hard at Toit, you will definitely see results. You don’t need to show off or prove that you are working. The Management sees everything and they know who is working and not.

I personally don’t believe in showing off. Just because someone is watching me, I can’t act like I am doing extra work. I do the work I have to and I don’t care about anything else. And the good thing here is they know who is working and putting initiative, and they really appreciate you.

Now Toit is opening in Bombay, which is closer to your home! Planning on moving there?

As of now, nothing like that. I am taking care of the bars here and there are a lot of new things to handle here, so I just want to do my best with that. 

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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

Dunkel Bock

A clear, dark brown coloured strong lager, this beer brings the typical bready and malty characters to the forefront. Our Dunkel Bock is a strong, medium bodied lager, which is toasty but does not have roasted flavours and maintains clean lager attributes. It has little to no hop aroma or flavour, with only slight bitterness to balance the malty richness.

Get in the festive spirit with the Dunkel Bock. Prost!

AROMA

Malty

ABV

6.5%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium bodied, highly carbonated, smooth

APPEARANCE

Clear dark brown

FLAVOUR

Bready, toasty

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TOIT PUNE

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

    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

    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