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 stay 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 loves to cook, he loves fashion, so it’s no wonder he’s that good at styling and plating our food—meet Bhuwan from the Production Department, who insists that there’s nothing quite like the water of Darjeeling.

Where are you from and how did Toit happen?

I’m from Darjeeling. I came here first in 2008. I worked in a continental restaurant, and I did that for two years. After that I shifted to another restaurant and worked there for another two years.

Then in 2011, on 15th February, I joined Toit.

How did you learn about Toit?

When I first came here, it wasn’t even open. One of my friends told me that there was a vacancy in a new place called Toit. So I came here for an interview. I met the chefs, and they didn’t take a trial or anything. They just spoke to me and then I joined.

I met the chefs, and they didn’t take a trial or anything. They just spoke to me and then I joined.

Were you a chef in the other restaurants you worked at previously?

No, no. There, I used to work in the service department.

Have you always liked cooking? How did you make the shift?

Yes. I have always liked it. I was in the service department first but I didn’t like it so much, so I started cooking. When I started working at the second restaurant, from service I applied for the kitchen. From there, I got involved in cooking.

What’s a typical workday at Toit like?

My duty starts at 2:30 pm. I come here and first check my section, if everything is there. The boys give me the handover and from then the work starts. It’s very busy. There’s barely any free time and the day goes by with you just working.
I usually finish around 11:30 pm.

What do you handle in the kitchen?

My specialty is the pantry section. That’s my responsibility. Apart from that, I also check whether all the plating is done properly. Somedays when the chefs are unwell or have taken an off, I take their place.

What do you like making the most and the least?

I like making the Nachos the most! And the Stuffed Chicken the least. It’s hard to make!

My specialty is the pantry section. That’s my responsibility.

Anything eventful ever happen in the four years you’ve been working in the kitchen?

Lots of things happen. Sometimes you’re so busy that you don’t have the time to go check every part of the kitchen. Even I’ve made mistakes in the four years I’ve been here, like burning bread or forgetting to add some ingredients.
But we also know how to adjust for mistakes and make it right before we send a dish out.

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How do you manage the huge crowd that Toit has? It must get really hectic.

Yes, we follow a system. Based on how the orders come in, we follow that. Also, when it gets really busy, our assistants also help us out to get orders done on time.

How do you spend your off days?

My off days are on Monday. If there are some good movies in the theatre, I go and watch those. I live with my brother and two friends. My brother works in the service sector. He used to work in the bakery section before.
I also like reading books a lot. I read a lot of cookery books. My favourite chef is Gordon Ramsey. I watch his recipes on TV and the internet.

Do you cook for your housemates?

Everyone makes their own food. I don’t like the food they make, so I cook for myself! *laughs*

I also like reading books a lot. I read a lot of cookery books.

Do you miss Darjeeling?

Yes, I miss it a lot. My parents are there, and also my wife and my 3 year old son. This July, on the 19th, was his birthday but I couldn’t be there, so I missed him a lot. I go visit them every year for one month.

I also miss the hills of Darjeeling, and the water. The water is fresh and it is very tasty. Even when you boil it, it tastes nice, unlike here where there is no taste.

What is the biggest difference between Bangalore and Darjeeling?

There is a lot of difference! In Darjeeling, there are not so many work opportunities but Bangalore you can do so many things.

Also, the weather in Bangalore is really nice. Darjeeling becomes very cold in the winters. It snows there. The weather here is more mild. It’s not too hot nor too cold.

What are your favourites at Toit?

Food- Beefy Loaded Potatoes!

Drink- I don’t drink. I’ve tasted the beers but I don’t know much about alcohol. My friends have told me that the Toit Tint-In-Wit is very nice.

How have the last four years here been?

From the time I started working at Toit, I gained a lot of experience and started liking cooking even more. I learnt a lot, and I like learning all the new dishes that are added to the menu. And I get a lot of support here, so it has been a very nice experience working here.

I would have had a business back home I think, in clothes.

If not Toit, if you weren’t a chef, then what would have been doing?

I would have had a business back home I think, in clothes. Out there, the fashion industry does very well. There is a lot of interest in fashion in Darjeeling. So I would have had a clothes shop, I think.

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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