Kudix Mug Holder of the Month

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At Toit, our customers have always been our primary focus. They’re the ones who bring life to the place, create memories and end up giving the place its familiar, friendly vibe.

And there are so many different kinds of people who come through our doors daily, that we wanted to get to know their stories.

The Kudix Mug Holder of the Month is our little way of celebrating our customers, and their unique stories.

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She seems like a tiny, unassuming girl from Kerala at first sight, but sit down for a conversation with our Mug Holder of the month and her openness to life and all things positive will take you by surprise. Say hello to Anu.

We ask this of every mug holder—why do you think you were selected?

Probably because I come here all the time. Whatever the occasion is, even if it’s a friend coming down to Bangalore, a promotion, or a heartbreak—we will be here.

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Are you from Bangalore?

I’m basically from Kerala, but I’ve been here for the past three and a half years.

What do you do here?

I’m into digital marketing. I’m currently working for a startup, helping them build their digital marketing team.

I was a technology journalist before this, but a year ago, I shifted to digital marketing.

What made you move from Kerala to Bangalore?

The job. But Kerala was never the place for me. I was trying to get out, and when I got a job offer here, I jumped.

Are you liking it here in Bangalore?

Of course! I love Bangalore.

Have you always been a beer drinker?

Uhh…I’ve never liked bottled beer. The first brewed beer that I tried in Bangalore was at Toit. My then boss introduced me to Toit, about two and a half years ago. Craft beer was a new concept for me then, and I was intrigued. Now, I love brewed beers.

I used to be a whiskey person before this. Now I’ve stopped drinking alcohol completely. Toit Red is the only exception. I really like the aroma and taste of it. I enjoy the beer.

It’s been almost two years since I’ve been drinking only this.

You’ve been coming to Toit for a while now right? Any memorable memories?

There are so many!
One of the most recent ones is a breakup that I had. It happened here. But my best friend and beer were there, so it was fine.

Do you meet a lot of people here? Like do you go on dates here and meet people to date here?

That has happened. It’s not just about dating.
My second boss, I met her for the first time at Toit. We became friends, and later on, she called me up with a job offer for social media marketing asking if I’d be interested. And I got my second job that way.

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But is it a nice environment to date? Are you open to men coming and asking you out on dates here?

Sometimes, yeah. Depends on the kind of people who come and ask you out, I guess.

You’ve been coming here from the time you were pretty young. What’s the one huge difference for a young, urban girl to move from Kerala to Bangalore?

The level of freedom. Maybe it’s because I’m not staying with my parents anymore, but that freedom felt good. That’s what I really wanted to experience.

There are a lot of things though—what I am wearing now, jeans and T shirt, at home would be fine. But if I go to a relative’s place, they will find it hard to accept. The college I studied in was a conservative place. If I go there dressed like this, they’ll be talking behind my back for sure.

Is there something compared to home that you don’t like about Bangalore?

The traffic! Other than that, Bangalore is fine.
You meet a lot of people here, from across the country and the world who are here for education or profession.

In your free time, is there something you enjoy doing? Like a hobby?

I love music, and I’m a big fan of karaoke. I go to almost every karaoke pub in Bangalore very regularly.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

It’s difficult to choose one, but the most popular one among my friends that I sing is Black Velvet by Alannah Myles.
My friends say that I have the attitude and voice for that song. So yeah!

Is there a big difference between the young people here and back in Kerala? Or is it more or less the same?

I guess people here are more open to new ideas. They are comfortable talking about a lot of things that are to spoken about normally.

Like what?

Sexuality. That’s the best example I can give. You don’t talk about such things. Back there, they’ll say once you get married, you’ll get to know about it.

But people here are more open. I am a pansexual person. I am attracted to people irrespective of their gender—it might be a male, a female, or  someone who doesn’t conform to the binary gender identities.

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I get attracted to them. I’m polyamorous too, which means I have multiple partners with the knowledge and consent of all partners. I am openly so.

 

 

You probably can’t be too open about this back home?

I can’t. But my mom stalks me on twitter, so she knows all of it. We’ve never had the talk, but I’m very vocal about it on social media platforms.

But you know, there is an unwritten rule in most families, that you don’t talk about such topics.

Has it been easy, having these unique life choices, in a country like ours?

I’ve always had these kind of ideologies. It’s a personal choice.

If I were in Kerala, it would have been a big issue—I would have faced the consequences of it.

But in a city like Bangalore, the people of our generation, are more open to such ideas. I mean, everyone might not be able to relate to it, but they will try to understand. It is easier to find other people who can relate to it, and are open about it.

So is Bangalore part of your long-term settling down plan?

I think if I’m settling down in India, I’d prefer Bangalore. But you never know what’s in store, so we’ll just have to see.

What’s the best thing about being you?

I’m a happy person. I don’t worry about too much, and maybe that’s because I’m not too judgmental about things until people prove me otherwise.

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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