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 just as comfortable handling his role as Assistant Steward, as he is owning it as Opening Batsman back home in his cricket team in Assam. Say hello to Gias.

How long have you been working with Toit?

About five years running. I joined in 2011.

 

What were you doing before this?

Before this, I was staying in my village. I came here directly.

 

Where are you from?

I am from Assam, from a village called Singharia. I used to study in school there.

 

How did you end up coming to Bangalore?

I came here with my friends and relatives, to find work. I live nearby now, in Dopanahalli.

 

How did you hear about Toit?

I had a friend who used to work here in Bangalore, and he was the one who told me about the job opening at Toit.

 

So what is your designation here? And what work does that involve?

I am an Assistant Steward. We have different shifts here, and I come for the break shift, which is at 11:30 am. I come in, work till 3:30 pm, then take a break and come back at 6:00 pm, after which I work till closing time.

I am in charge of the kitchen and the floor. I work with my seniors. I attend to the guests, if they have any orders or requests. Any other work like clearing the table, drinks pick up, food pick up, I do all that too.  I do clearing and also take orders.

 

Is your work hectic?

It’s very hard. Sometimes when I have my duty in the kitchen, I have to do a lot of up-down, going from the second floor to the first floor a lot. It is very tiring.
When I am on the floor, I do the clearing work and if any guest calls me, I go see what they want.

In the kitchen, I pick up the food, pack the food, and keep everything for that ready.

 

Do you work by yourself or do you have a team?

No no, I work in a team. We have about 9 people in our team.

 

When is your off day, and what do you do during that day?

My off day is Tuesday, and I do all my personal work—washing, laundry, making food and stuff at home, I do all that.

I stay with my brothers and friends here. Sometimes, when I feel like it, I go out, otherwise I just rest at home.

 

Do you have any hobbies?

I like cricket a lot. I play whenever I can.

 

Do you follow the IPL? Do you have a favourite team?

Yes! KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) are my favourite team. And my favourite cricket players are Yusuf Pathan, Gautam Gambhir and Andre Russell. Yusuf Pathan is my most favourite, and even if he is not in the Indian Cricket Team, when he plays in the IPL, he does well.

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Did you play cricket when you were in Assam?

Yes! We used to play a lot of cricket there. We used to have teams and tournaments, between different villages.
We used to play after school everyday. There used to be a lot of playing then.

 

What position did you play in?

Opening batsman, but I’m an all-rounder. But I like batting more.

 

Do you miss Assam a lot?

Yes, I miss it. And I feel like going there but I can’t go too often. I go there once in two years. We get holidays every year but sometimes I can’t go, because I can’t go for one month and come back. My mother and father start crying and don’t let me come back. They are happy that I am working here, but they miss me a lot.

 

Do you have any siblings?

I have five brothers and one sister—I am the oldest, the second is Sal-e-Ahmed, Shamimmudin, Jihaduddin, Bayanuddin and my sister is Haseena Parveen. They are all studying in school there.

 

Do you want them to come here as well, or do you want to go back there?

I think it is better there, because that is my birthplace, so I can never leave it. My home and relatives are all there.

 

Do you like Bangalore?

Yes, I do. I have also been to Nagaland and Kohima, and after that I came to Bangalore.

 

Do you like working here at Toit? Is there something you dislike?

I like working here. There is nothing I don’t like, because whatever work I am given, I do it. I don’t feel bad to do any work here. There is some pressure, but nothing too bad.

I like meeting customers. Earlier when I was new, I was not interacting with them much, but now they know me better and put me on duty on the floor more.

 

What is your favourite food at Toit?

I like the starters—the chicken items and beef items. There’s the Chicken Pepper, the Beefy Loaded Potatoes, the Beef Skewers, and also the Toit Sunavachik. Oh, also the Lemon Chicken and Chicken Picatta.

 

It’s been five years now. Do you want to continue working here for a long time?

I want to work here because I need to support my family. It’s hard right now. But I would like to continue working here because it is good here and there are no problems. They have a good policy here, and they help us a lot here. That’s why we don’t mind doing any work for them.

Do you have a wife?

No.

Do you have a girlfriend?

No. *blushes and gives an embarrassed laugh as he walks away.*

 

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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