Best Kept Secret at Toit

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We think good food, good beer and good music make for a great combination, and that’s what the Sunday Simmer Down at Toit is.

As a part of this initiative, we feature bands from around the world, and each of them have a great musical story to tell.

Last Sunday we had the very stylish Best Kept Secret play a super fun set here at Toit.
For the uninitiated, the four member band of Behram Siganporia, Jonathan Anand Wesley, Hemanth Diwakaran, and Abhilash, is an electro-pop band, with a slight touch of rock to it. Formerly known as One Night Stand, we spoke to their frontman Behram, and ask him what the big secret really was, among other things.

So what is this thing you’re keeping secret? (what’s the big secret?)

 Behram: If we revealed that to you, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore!

Abhi likes the beers at Toit so much that he takes all his dates there.

Do you guys drink beer? (what kinds?)

Behram: Hemanth drinks Geist, and Whistling Wheat  and Abhilash drinks the Hefeweizen at Toit. Jonathan and I like to stick to our OJ!
In fact, Abhi likes the beers at Toit so much that he takes all his dates there. There you go! One secret revealed!

What’s the most you’ve had?

Behram: The most I’ve had is a large can as a part of a beer drinking competition at the Octoberfest. Never had it before and I’m pretty sure I won’t have it again. (Mainly because I have the drinking capacity of a little girl!) Jonathan has never tried, and Hemanth and Abhilash cannot recall the incidents that took place after they drank lots of beer. 

Do you guys have any pre-gig rituals?

Behram: No real pre-gig rituals except a huddle where we pump each other up. My only real pre-gig ritual is that I like to leave the hotel/home for the concert as late as possible. 

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…I have the drinking capacity of a little girl!

Best venue you’ve played at.

Behram: Mount Carmel Girls’ College. Best fans in the world! Coming in at a close second would be the luxurious Moksha Spa in Shimla.  

Favourite/most memorable show as band.

Behram: We’ve done over 250 shows as a band and it’s really hard to pick a “memorable” one because all of them are invariably exciting and interesting in their own ways. This year, playing at the UB City Amphitheatre on Valentine’s Day was definitely a memorable one, because thousands of people came to watch us and they were all really involved in our performance.  

Biggest challenge being a band in India. 

Behram: Biggest challenge for us is to reach out to audiences on a large scale as we sing in English. And that’s mainly because we’ve grown up in English speaking households and my Hindi sucks to the core. So being an English band limits us slightly but that is changing and we feel that very soon, the culture of buying music and paying for music, will become stronger in India. 

…we feel that very soon, the culture of buying music and paying for music, will become stronger in India.

Who do the ladies love the most?

Behram: All four of us, equally. Although, I believe I have a slight advantage because of my sexy, red guitar. 

Who’s the diva?

Behram: Our sound engineer, Vinod!

If you could play for any band apart from Best Kept Secret?

Behram: Hemanth plays for Vasundhara Das, Abhilash plays for Windoze, Jonathan plays for Slain.  I don’t think I can play for another band. Maybe Coldplay, if they asked me to! But then again, I’ll have to check the BKS schedule before committing to Chris Martin. 

If there’s one thing people should know about Best Kept Secret, what would it be?

Behram: We are a hard working band. We meet 4 times a week for rehearsals, recordings and to discuss music in general. The chemistry between us in incredible and we are like brothers. We respect each other and help each other grow as musicians and in becoming better humans, in general.

Hang on, is this a trick question? Because you’ll never know ‘that one thing’ which is clearly, Best Kept Secret!

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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

    Special Beer

    Toit's DIPA

    This special beer is a robust Pale Ale brewed with Munich & Pale Ale malts, generously hopped with El dorado, Amarillo, Idaho and Mosaic hops.
    If you like your beers hoppy, our new special is sure to make you happy! (Sorry not sorry.)

    AROMA

    Malty with plenty of hops

    ABV

    6.6%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Light to medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Light copper

    FLAVOUR

    Hoppy

    Special Beer

    Namma Beeru

    Our very own harvest brew, this one is an easy drinking, refreshing beer.

    In keeping with our beer pledge to use local ingredients in our beers, this robust ale is generously infused with finger millet seeds, locally known as ‘Ragi’, a staple food in many households in Karnataka. 

    Namma Beeru was created to celebrate the festivity and joy of the harvest season in South India!

    AROMA

    Well balanced with maltiness, mild sweetness and hops

    ABV

    5.2%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Straw to golden

    FLAVOUR

    Slight sweetness from the malt

    Guest Brew On Tap

    No Parking Pilsner

    Going into the new year celebrating craft, we’re hopped to be hosting the No Parking Pilsner by Arbor Brewing Company on our guest tap.

    Brewed with all German malts and imported German tettnang hops for a classic crispy, dry, full- flavored, pilsner character, this beer is a medium-bodied lager with a mildly salty noble hop bitterness.

    AROMA

    Floral and herbal

    ABV

    5.5%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Straw to golden

    FLAVOUR

    Crispy, dry, full flavoured