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 gone from stewarding at a resort to being Senior Steward at a brewpub—say hello to Pramod.

How long have you been working at Toit?

I joined in 2013, on the 5th of August, so I’ll be completing five years soon.

Are you from Bangalore?

Yes, I am. I was born and brought up here.

I’ll be completing five years soon.

What were you doing before that?

Before this, I was working as a steward, but in a resort. 

How come you decided to shift?

I knew I wanted to continue in the hotel industry only. But I was not growing in that resort scene.

My brother-in-law Shivraj is a senior bartender here, and he was the one who recommended that I come here.

I joined as an assistant steward and after learning through work, I became a steward and then a senior steward.

Can you describe a typical work day?

Whether it is a duty day or off day, I regularly wake up at 7 am in the morning because I have to drop my son to school.
I have a six year old son, and his name is Deekshith.

My wife and I get him ready together and then I drop him to school. After which,  I drop my wife at the bus stop. She works as a salesperson in a supermarket.  

Then I come back home, get ready, and come to Toit by 11:30 am for the break shift. I’ll work till about 3:00 pm, go for my break and come back again at 6:30 pm. After that, I work till closing.

Whether it is a duty day or off day, I regularly wake up at 7 am

What are all your responsibilities on the job?

As a steward, I have to check the side sections to see what is available, and not—things like tissues, water, glasses, fresh cutlery, all of that I have to check.

Post that, the tables have to be arranged, and the whole floor has to be made ready before the customers start coming.

As a steward, does handling the large crowds at Toit get hectic?

Not really. It gets that way sometimes, but mostly during the weekends only. If you can handle the weekends here, then you can handle anything.

Plus we have our colleagues to help us out. So it’s all manageable.

Have you ever kept count of how many beers you’ve sold in a day?

Just me? Probably 200-250 beers. But I’ve never actually kept count. I’m sure it’s more during the weekends.

What has the big difference been, going from assistant steward to senior steward?

When you join as an assistant, you have to learn a lot. When I came here I didn’t know anything about the bar. I knew a little about food, but nothing at all about the bar and different drinks.

I must thank the people who helped me learn, my colleagues and senior staff, and also some senior people who don’t work here anymore. I am very grateful to them for helping me grow.

As an assistant, I learnt about serving, what goes into the dishes, what sauce is used in which dish, the different kinds of drinks, all of that.

As a steward, you enter the floor and learn how to interact with the customers.

If you can handle the weekends here, then you can handle anything.

Now as a senior steward, you have to manage all of these things.

Have you had any of the beers here?

Yes! I have had all the beers at Toit! I am a beer lover.

The Stout is my favourite here, because I just love the coffee after-taste.

In all the learning you’ve done since you’ve come here, what has been the most helpful thing you’ve learnt?

Everything I’ve learnt about drinks has been very useful. Along with that, learning how to communicate with the customers—this has been very important.

Through the course of the job, I have also learnt that your attitude towards the customer is also very important. The way you speak, the way you explain, all that has to be worked on to be a steward.

After coming here, I have also learnt to talk more confidently in English. I’ve improved a lot from before.
The senior staff members who guided me always told me that whatever I do, the customer should always be happy. And that is what I follow.

I am so grateful to the management also. I have actually been waiting for a chance to do this interview so that I can say thanks, because I haven’t been able to tell the owners this in person until now. 

…whatever I do, the customer should always be happy. And that is what I follow.

They have really helped me grow. Just like me, five other fellows have also been promoted. The great thing is that if you stay here for three years, and if you have a kid, they give scholarships from the company’s side for the child’s schooling.

Work things aside, your off day is on Tuesday right? What do you do then?

Like I said, even on my off-day I have to wake up at 7 am because my son has school. I have to drop him.

But my wife has also taken Tuesday off, so that we get to spend one day in the week together.

I help her around the house, pick up my son from school, and if we have time, we go for movies.

Or I just stay home. I get only one day in the week with my family, so I like to spend it at home.

How have the last five years working here been?

Very good. I love it here. Because when you work hard, the results will be good. That is what I have learnt at Toit.

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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