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 men who make sure everything is in place and that we’re always looking spiffy—Dibakar and Srinivas.
From the bar to the stairs, and the tables to the chairs, these two housekeeping supervisors are the ones who ensure we’re always at our stylish best!

Where are you both from originally, and how did Toit happen?

Dibakar: I’m from West Bengal originally, and I joined Toit in 2011. Before that, I was working in a shopping mall as a liquor executive. I worked there for around two years. Then one day, a friend told me about Toit and suggested I should apply here. So I did! Before I moved to Bangalore, I used to work in Delhi.

Srinivas: I am from Bangalore itself. I’ve been working at Toit from the beginning. Actually, I first started working here through a housekeeping agency, but then after sometime, when the agency’s contract was done, they promoted me and I became a full time employee. So I worked for the agency first and then became a part of Toit.

What is a typical work-day like?

We have two shifts, and we both rotate those shifts between us every fifteen days. One in the morning and one in the evening.
For the first shift, we come here at 8 am and give a briefing to our boys. Then we assign the tasks of the day to each one of them. We assign one boy for every floor, to make sure everything is ok.  They start with cleaning the bar counter, then the mats, then the mopping and polishing of the floors.
After that the glasses and tables are cleaned and arranged, then we look into the restrooms. That, along with dusting and general cleaning takes us until 11:30. That’s when we close work, because guests also start coming in then.

But we continue to check the floors every hour. The second shift starts at 2:00 pm.

But we continue to check the floors every hour.

We do the same routine of checking all the places and items, the bar, everything again and do some cleaning wherever it is needed. At around 6, we send the boys for a break. We keep the second floor ready by this time, and we check all the floors again.

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How big is your team?
We have a team of fifteen! That’s three women and twelve men.

And how does it feel to supervise a team of fifteen?
It’s great working with them. They learn and listen to us. And working here, leading a team, is a very good learning for us as well. We brought our skills from the previous job and learned new skills as well.

Is your job hectic?
It is a hectic job and we’re always working. There is constant work to do, and we have to make sure everything is clean and proper every few hours. So there’s always something to do. It is more hectic during the weekends. And every week, we have a thorough cleaning done of each floor. This is when we shut that floor and clean every single bit of it. We do this once every week, for each of the floors, and on those days there is a lot to do.

It is a hectic job and we’re always working.

In the many years here, any particular challenges you remember facing?
The hardest time was when Toit expanded and there was a lot of construction material lying around. We had to carry it from one place to the other, and the boys had to work really hard to keep the place clean. So when that was happening, it was hard for us.

When you’re not working, what do you do on an off day?
Dibakar: Well, I’m a bachelor so I just relax and make food for myself at home. If I want to watch a movie I watch whatever is on the television. I don’t go out much.

Srinivas: I have a family, so I take my children to school, drop them off, spend some time with my wife and just relax at home. Even I do not like going out too much, prefer relaxing at home with my family.

Do you have favourite foods and drinks here?
Dibakar: Yes. The pizzas here are really good, and in the beers, I like the Basmati Blonde. I tasted it during the party the management throws for the whole staff at the end of every month.

Srinivas: I don’t drink, but in the food, I really like the Chicken Piccata and Chicken Wings.

If you weren’t working at Toit, what is something else that you’d like to pursue?
Srinivas: I think I would have a shop that sold cleaning equipment. It is hard to get good quality cleaning equipment, and you have to look around a lot. So my shop will have all the important cleaning equipment. But I like my current job too.

Dibakar: I can’t really think of anything when I’m asked like that. This is the job I have been doing for years, and I enjoy but. But if not this, I think I would have liked to open a grocery store that sold a mixed variety of things.

You see, we are the kind of people that have the desire to learn.

How has the journey been so far?
It has been really good. You see, we are the kind of people that have the desire to learn. So even if it is not our job, if a customer asks us something, we know enough to answer their question. We are not experts but we can explain if asked. Everyone here is like that, knowing what the others are doing while being good at their own job. We have that interest to learn, and we look forward to learning more new things in our job. Here, even though it is hectic and the day starts early, we just don’t realise how time goes by.

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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