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 makes the cash register chime just as easily as he makes his cocktails—say hello to Chandru, our cashier who moonlights as a cocktail maker.

When did you join Toit?

In 2011.

And what were you doing before that?

Before this, I had one business. A non-veg hotel in Mangalore called Bhagati Non-Veg Hotel.

So are you originally from Mangalore?

Yes!

Have you always been in the hospitality industry?

Yes. Always. It has been 15 years now. I started working in a bar and restaurant in 1998.

How did you hear about Toit?

Actually, my colleague there told me about it. I’d lost my business in Mangalore, and I was looking for a job. So he called me and told me about this opportunity.

I applied for the role of the cashier, because before also I was working in that role.

It has been 15 years now. I started working in a bar and restaurant in 1998.

Describe a typical work day for us.

I wake up at 8:30-9:00 am, and then take my daughter to school. Then I get ready and come here at 11:30 and start my work.

I do some work for an hour, and after that I help the bartenders also.

First, I clean the systems, then I do the cash counting and make a note of all the change, after that I go to the office and put some of the cash in the bank also. Apart from that, I also maintain the bills in different piles.

After that, I take a break at 3:00 pm and go back home, and then come here again at 6:30 pm. From then, I am here till closing time.

Is your job hectic?

Yes. It is always busy. From the time you come in the morning, there is always some work. One of the big responsibilities is the cash depositing, also the bill maintaining.

Then the crowd starts coming in at 12:30, so I help the bartenders out also.

You help the bartenders how?

By giving drinks, making cocktails. I do everything to help.

Before coming here, I used to do bartending. I was both a bartender and cashier.

So you know how to make cocktails as well?

Yes. Before coming here, I used to do bartending. I was both a bartender and cashier. That time I learned all the cocktails. But when I had my business, I forgot how to make some of the cocktails.

When I joined Toit, I learnt all the cocktails and started making them again.

What are your favourite cocktails to make?

LIT (Long Island Iced Tea). And the Cosmopolitan.

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So that’s your workday. What about your off day?

My off-day is on Wednesday. I wake up at 9-9:30, and get ready. My wife always wants to go out on this day, so we go for movies or to some big parks. After about 6-6:30 pm, we come back.

My daughter Aditi, is 4 years old, and I like to spend time with her also.

The last time we went out, we went for a Kannada movie. I can’t remember the name right now.

Do you have any hobbies that you like pursuing on your off days?

I like cricket a lot. I love playing it, but nowadays it has been busy with sleeping late and waking up early, so I have not had the time to do that. I used to play as a batsman. And before cricket, I used to like playing volleyball also. In Mangalore, we play a lot of volleyball.

But I like cricket the most.

But I like cricket the most.

What is your favourite cricket team?

RCB! And my favourite players are (Virat) Kohli and (Rahul) Dravid.

How different is it working at Toit compared to the other places you’ve worked at in the last 15 years?

Before, the places I worked at, there weren’t any good rules and regulations. And also not much communication with the staff. It was very difficult to work there.

But here, there are proper rules and regulations, and everybody maintains timings. And also here, everyone here gives a lot of respect to guests and also we get a lot of respect from the guests. It’s a very nice place to work at.

And here I like it because I have the curiosity to learn. I learn a lot here.

If I had to ask you, what is the one thing you like about your job, and one thing you dislike, what would you say?

One thing I like is that it helps me plan my future here. The earning is nice, and the management is also good. It’s like a proper good company, with rules and regulations.

What I don’t like is the timings, everyone tells me that you’re working here and you have a hectic life. So, it’s also difficult.

One thing I like is that it helps me plan my future here.

What’s the best part of being able to bartend, along with being a cashier?

My colleague Amaya, who is always there with me, makes it a lot of fun. He dances and sings, and he also interacts with the guests. Especially the lady guests!

You’re originally from Mangalore, right? Where in Mangalore?

I am from Kundapur, and there you have nice beaches and temples. And it has very nice seafood. Everytime I go there, I eat seafood. My favourite food is fish curry and rice.

Do you like Bangalore? Or do you want to go back to Mangalore?

I do want to go back to Mangalore, but after 10 years. Not now. I will go there and settle down when I have retired. For now, I have been working here for five years and I am enjoying it very much. I have lots of responsibilities 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