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 man who analyses data quality by day, and customer quality by night—say hello to our Bouncer, Leo Arvind.

When did you join?

I joined Toit in the year 2016, in the month of February.

It’s been 22 months since I have been with Toit.

And I had no previous experience of working as a Bouncer before joining here.

My friend was here, and he told me to come here. Initially I was working here through an agency, then after 12 months I quit that agency and took a break for about 5-6 months.

And then they called me back, and I came back in the month of September last year.

Why did you leave in between?

I had a project in my office, and I needed to travel to Chennai and Hyderabad for that. So I took a break for five months, and then I came back. 

When I joined back, we decided that I would work directly with Toit and not under any agency.

I come here only in the evening, to work as a bouncer.

What is your day job, then?

During the day I work as a Senior Quality Analyst.

How did you decide to do these two very different jobs?

I have some commitments that I need to overcome, so I decided to work in the evening as a bouncer. 

Initially yes, I had a tough time. But later I got through.

When I was looking for a part-time job to meet those commitments, nothing seemed to be working out for me. Most of the jobs, I had to be in front of the system.

Already I was sitting in front of a system the entire day with my other job.

If I had to sit in front of a system in the evening, I would have been too stressed.

So I thought I would do something more physically demanding. That’s why chose to take up the role of a Bouncer.

You’re saying being a Bouncer is less stressful than a desk job?

Compared to other pubs, Toit is much better!

What is the most memorable event/incident that has taken place?

I’ve been here for the last two years for New Year’s Eve is always memorable!

Recently, there was a lady who broke the front door.

She actually had a fight with another customer, and I had already taken him out. But she came out and kicked the door, and the entire glass collapsed.

Later on, one of the guests told me that they really appreciated the way in which I had handled the situation by taking that man out, but I couldn’t have predicted that this lady would come and kick the door out of frustration at him. It was very unexpected, and I’ll never forget it!

How many Bouncers are here?

I’m the only one!

Toit is a really crowded place, especially the weekend. How do you manage the situation, as the sole Bouncer? Are there any guidelines that you follow?

I don’t know how to answer that. Everything just falls in place for me.

Usually, I will be standing outside and I see all the people walking in. If I see any people that seem like they could be problematic, then I will have my radar on them.
I will go for rounds, at least thrice every hour, and just keep an eye on them, and check if everything else is fine. Mainly, I see if the girls are ok and no guy is bothering them.

Say, if two ladies are sitting and some unknown guy goes and talks to them, I will go and check with the ladies if they are comfortable with it.
If they are not, I will politely and discreetly tell the guy to let them be, because if he continues, I will have to ask him to leave.

It is a priority for us that women feel safe here.

How do people react when you say something like that to them?

I don’t embarrass them. I don’t raise my voice or anything. I tell them very politely and when you do that, they listen.

Is it a stressful job?

I don’t feel the stress.

I take control of the crowds, and make sure everyone is moving to where they need to be.

I don’t like seeing crowds of people gathered around women, making them uncomfortable, and along with the rest of the staff, I make sure everything is under control.

The staff members also help out a lot by keeping an eye out.

It can get stressful, yes. But I’m able to manage it. 

What do you do on your off day?

I am into fitness! I have always been into it.

I have to workout for a minimum of 45 minutes everyday, that is my routine. If I can’t make it to the gym for any reason, then I workout at home.

Basically, I used to be a football player. I represented Karnataka in the Under-16 team. From that time, fitness has always been a part of my life.

On Saturday, I am off during the day, so I use that time to finish all personal work and spend time with my wife. Then by 8pm I am at Toit.

Sunday is my proper off, it is a special request I took to have that day as my off, because then I go to church with my wife and family. I play football after, which is also the time when I get to meet all of my friends. And pretty much the rest of the evening I spend with my family.

Since you’ve been doing this for close to two years now, can you tell me the best thing about the experience?

I have a very good rapport with the customers here—because somehow I end up meeting the guests somewhere in Indiranagar or Domlur, and they talk to me as a friend. They don’t see me as a bouncer or a staff member. 

The experience has made me interact more with people. Earlier I didn’t have this skill, and I wouldn’t talk to people too much. For me, getting to know people and spending time with them is very difficult, and takes a lot of time.

After coming to Toit, I’ve started interacting a lot with the customers and the staff. Right from the valet people, to the rest of the staff—I make sure I build a rapport with them.

And if there are any guests who are known to me, then I make sure I go and talk to them.

During the day I do a job where my mind is working, and here, I have to do more physical work. So there is a good balance in my day.

Is this something you look forward to doing for some more time?

Yes, maybe a couple of more years. Depends on if I can fulfil my commitments. If those get extended, then I will have to extend my role as a Bouncer also.

But I am enjoying it! Because I feel no stress, I am surrounded by good people, and I get to learn so much about different people everyday. It is great to learn from their experiences. 

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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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    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