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 cute as a button, young as young can be (but older than he looks) and has a love story that could well be the plot of a romantic Bollywood movie—say hello to Rajal.

When did you join Toit?

I joined in 2011, in April. It’s been about four and a half years.

What were you doing before that?

Before, I was working in a garment showroom.

How did you hear about Toit?

One of my friends told me.

How did the shift from a garment showroom to a pub happen?

Actually, I wanted to see how it is to work here and what kind of a place it is.

I wanted to see how it is to work here…

Are you from Bangalore?

No, ma’am. I am from Tripura. I moved here in 2008 to work.

Do you live her alone or with your family?

I live alone, my family lives in Tripura. That is, my mother, brother and sister.
My brother is 16 years old, and my sister is younger. I am the oldest.

Do they think your working at a brewpub is a cool thing?

Yes! They like it, I also like it. That’s why I have been working here for almost five years.

Why did you decide to move from Tripura to Bangalore?

To make money. And because there are many more jobs here.
Everyone was saying that Bangalore is a nice place, and things like that. Also, I have a lot of friends here.

How did you spend your time in Tripura?

I used to play a lot of football. I really liked football.

Do you follow any team?

There is no time, to watch or follow football. I used to support the local team in Tripura. When I played, I used to play as a mid-fielder.

When I played, I used to play as a mid-fielder.

Can you describe a day in the life of your job?

I recently got promoted. I am a steward now. When I joined, I was in Housekeeping actually. Then I got promoted to Assistant Steward, and recently, about one month back, I got promoted to being a Steward.

I wake up at 11 am, because I have the second shift. Then I prepare some food and have it. I come here by cycle, I live in new Bypanahalli near the Metro Station.

So, I come here by 2:30 pm. They start with a briefing, and then the tables are allocated. And that’s how I start my work. We get a tea break at 4, and then a dinner break from 5:30-6:30. On weekends, I go home at 1 am. Weekdays, after 11:30 pm.

Do you interact a lot with the guests?

Actually, I am a little shy. Very shy. So I don’t like talking too much.
Now, I’ve improved. Earlier I used to work in the kitchen. I got promoted last month, so only now I have started talking to the guests.

I basically just like talking to them about the food and drinks. I don’t like to talk more than what is required.
A lot of guests don’t believe that I’m 26. They think I’m lying because of the working policy. But it’s not like that!

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You do look incredibly young! How about your off day?

Again, I wake up at the same time, at 11:00 am. I wash all my clothes, prepare food and if there is a nice movie in the theatre, I go watch it. I call my home, talk to my family and that’s all.
I don’t go out a lot. I used to go before but now I am not interested.
I have to save some money, so I stay at home!
Plus, I get only one day to do all my housework, washing and cleaning and all, so I stay home.

I have to save some money, so I stay at home!

Who is your favourite actor?

Shahrukh Khan! And my favourite movie is Fan! And I also like Koila, his old movie. Even ‘My Name Is Khan’ is good.

You’re 26 now, and you moved here when you were 18. How has the move from home to here been? 

I miss the food! I miss the fish curry my mother makes. I miss the football also. And my family! The hills there are very beautiful.
But Tripura is very silent, and no one is outside at night. So I don’t miss that. There nothing happens at all.

About Bangalore, I like working here. Everything here is nice. Opportunities are greater.
Only at nights, there is always a problem of safety, where people get attacked by these boys who are drunk and roaming around.

Nothing has happened with me yet, but I know it has happened to many people. So at night, when we go home, we are always a little scared. We don’t get our wallets or big phones to work anymore! Only what we need.

So, I’m a little scared and thinking of shifting closer to work if I get a room. But everything else is good. I’ve been living here for 8 years and it’s been good.

About Bangalore, I like working here. Everything here is nice. Opportunities are greater.

Have you tried the beers at Toit?

I have sipped them. I don’t drink. I used to drink but I stopped. Earlier, when I had some tensions, I used to drink.

What tension? Love-life tensions? Do you have a girlfriend?

I am married! My wife stays in my village in Tripura, with my baby.

You didn’t mention this earlier! 

Yes. I’m a little embarrassed that I’m so young and married, so I don’t talk about it much. I wanted to get married a little later.
But I’ve been married 35 months now, my wife’s name is Rinky. She’s actually of a different religion, so that was what the tension was about.
I used to be different back then, and I’ve changed a lot now.

What was the tension about? And how did you solve it?

Tension from all sides, since it was a inter-religious relationship. And there won’t be any solution. I just got her here and we got married. Registered marriage. And we went back to our village.
She was my girlfriend from 7th standard, and also my first girlfriend.

Wow! So, high-school sweetheart and everything?

Yes. *laughs shyly*
Then I came here to work. I thought I’d relax, just roam around for 2-3 months and go back.
I had my friends here and everything. And it used to be a party.

But then after I got married, I decided I need to make something of myself. That’s when I decided to work at Toit, and life improved a lot. And things at home improved too. I was earning barely anything before here.
Now, I support my family also. I’ve also helped my brother setup a stationery shop, and he handles that.

Does your family miss you a lot?

Yes. But I go there every 6 months. Earlier, I never used to go so much, but now I’ve started. But now she’s there, so I go more often. She is a housewife, but she takes tuitions in all subjects for school children.

Your story is like some Bollywood movie!
How has the work experience been working at Toit, apart from all this?

It’s really good. The management here supports us a lot, and they gave me a promotion as well. And I’ve also been trying to improve my English, they have taken English classes here also.
This place has become like my family. I have been working for almost five years now, and there is a sense of brotherly love between everyone.
Whenever I have a holiday, I get bored because I want to come here and work.

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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