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!

There’s very few cars these two haven’t driven, and they’re like a deadly duo right out of Fast and the Furious—except they’re more about making driving within speed limits look cool. But with the traffic scene in Bangalore, people have said they’re automobile angels of sorts. Say hello to Jasim and Abdul.

What were you doing before Toit?

Jasim: Before, work we used to work at other restaurants, doing valet work. We are both from Tripura. We met each other only after coming here, even though we are from the same district.

Abdul: I used to do housekeeping work in offices before this, along with restaurant work.

It’s been almost 9 years since I came to Bangalore.

When did you come here?

Jasim: It’s been almost 9 years since I came to Bangalore.

Abdul: I came a year after him, in 2007.

How did Toit happen?

Jasim: When Toit first opened, my friends told me about this place. They spoke about how the guests were great, and that a future at this place seemed promising. I heard this and liked it, so I came and gave an interview. I joined in March of 2011. Just a month after it opened.

Abdul: It was the same for me. I heard about this place and gave an interview and they selected me. I joined Toit even before it opened, one month before Jasim.

What is your typical work day like?

Jasim: We work in shifts. We come here in the morning, at 11:30, so we leave home at about 11, take a bus or auto and get here. Then we have a break in between, after which we come back here at 6:30 for the next shift. From then, we stay till closing time.

Is it a hectic job?

Jasim: Yes. It is a very busy job. Weekends are extra busy for us.

So where do you park?

There’s no designated space. We park on public space, roads, any place we can find. Whenever we park, we try to find a nice place nearby.

What do you do if you don’t find any parking space?

You always manage to find parking space somehow. If we don’t find it nearby, we search around and find it. We take rounds to find it.
No matter how many cars come, we manage to find space. But if you try doing this, you’ll end up roaming around in circles.

No matter how many cars come, we manage to find space.

So, does that mean you have secret parking spots then?

No secret spots, but we park in ways that you probably can’t even imagine, since we have access to car keys and can adjust the space between different cars. We do a little adjusting and manage to pull it off.

Is it a high stress job? How do you handle demanding customers?

Yes, there are always some demanding customers. But if this happens, we end up telling the customer that we’ve parked their car far away and that it will take a little bit of time for us to get it. We always make it clear from the start. In case they have an emergency or need the car immediately, we ask them to come along with us to save time. That time, we go with them and leave them till their cars.

Do you have a system you follow?

We are always in touch with each other, all the drivers. And we bring the cars based on who arrives first. So we are always communicating and making sure that we know who is handling which car, and which customer has been waiting for how long. Whenever one of us is free, we help the other out. There is a lot of teamwork.

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How large is the team?

There are seven of us. On the weekdays, it’s about five of us, but during the weekends we all work.

Have you guys watched Fast and the Furious?

No.

Have you watched Dhoom?

Yes!

But we never drive the cars fast, no matter how urgent it is.

Do you sometimes have secret races like in the movie?

Jasim: *laughs* No, no! Our assigned speed limit is 30 km/hour, so we can’t even if we wanted to. Plus, our parking area is within a 200 metres radius, so it’s not like we have a great racing track either. Also, traffic here is always high. But we never drive the cars fast, no matter how urgent it is—the management has made this very clear.

You probably get a whole variety of cars to park! Is it difficult to drive some cars?

We’ve been working for a long while now. There used to be problems earlier, when we started, but now even if you blindfold us and make us sit in a car, we can tell you which car it is. That’s how much of an idea we have now. We handle almost 100 cars per day, so we’ve seen almost every type.

What has been your favourite car to have driven so far?

Unison: The Hummer!

In all the cars you have parked, there must have been times when you’ve got scratched or nicked in traffic. How do you deal with that?

Whenever we can, we stop the person and let them know that this is a customer’s vehicle and they need to settle it with them. We inform the customer accordingly.
But some people hit your car and then run away. If we can follow them, we do that. But at the very least, we take down their license plate numbers and give it to the customers, informing them about what has happened.
It doesn’t happen too often, but whenever it does, we inform our customers immediately.

The nicest thing here is the system…It is a good feeling.

So what do you do on your off days?

Jasim: I sleep a little longer, and then go out in the evening. Sometimes, if I manage to find the time, I go watch movies. But I mainly relax on my off-days.

Abdul: It’s the same for me. I mainly relax, and sometimes go out for a movie.

Do you both have girlfriends?

* Extra quick ‘no’ from Abdul and just a smile from Jasim.*

How has the experience been, working here?

It’s been very good. The nicest thing here is the system—when you’re working, you really feel like working. When you have a holiday, you’re fully relaxed.
Other places we’ve worked at before, there is not much discipline and the attitude at work used to be like a holiday.
So when we come to work here, we have this feeling inside, that we need to work hard. It is a good feeling.

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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