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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Say hello to Prithvi, our Mug Holder of the month, who spends his time running his company, producing web sitcoms, being extensively involved in theatre and of course, drinking beer.

Why do you think you were selected as the Mug Holder?

Iíve been coming to this place before it even started runningóI was actually shooed out saying they werenít selling beer or food or anything at that time. So, you could say Iíve been coming here even before it opened. And the beers are very good.

I think itís almost like a second home for me now.

In fact, Iíve been coming here so much that I joke with the waiters telling them that they must be tired of seeing me. I think itís almost like a second home for me now, in some ways.

I know everybody here, Iím very comfortable in this place and if I were to choose a microbrewery in Bangalore to generally hang out with friends, I would say Toit is the place.

Do you like drinking beer a lot too?

Actually, itís funny because my friends keep saying that I let my drink evaporate.

I have a lot of friends who also come here, and they drink a lot. But I just sit down and enjoy the vibe and ambience, and just hang out with my friends.

Are you from Bangalore?

Yeah, I am. Iíve lived here all my life, I was born here as well.

What do you do?

I run a digital marketing firmówe do things like social media, SEO, essentially online brand building and taking companies through the entire life cycle in terms of brand awareness. I have been in this space for the last six years.

…a whole bunch of things, but all centred around marketing and communication.

Before this, I was a technical writer, and before that I started a content company that didnít do too well. And before that something in public relations.
So, a whole bunch of things, but all centred around marketing and communication. These two have been my core skills and Iíve built my capabilities around that.

In all the time that youíve been coming here, anything memorable ever happen?

Well, thereís no single thing that stands out. Iíve had a lot of memorable moments here.
My friends and I have shared birthdays, and when theyíve gotten married, and had babies, Iíve brought my ex here for a date, and a bunch of other intimate moments like that.

What do you do when you’re not working?

A lot of things. I love to read, I love to travel, and I also do theatre. Itís been around 8 months since I last did a play, but Iíve done around 40 plays in the last 3-4 years.

How did you get into theatre? Is it something youíve been doing since school/college?

Not really. I mean, Iíve always been interested because my Dad did theatre when he was young and I saw black and white photos of him in garb and character, and the whole thing was very fascinating for me. Iíve always believed that theatre is very interesting medium for you to don different personalities. Itís a way for you to explore people that you would never be.

Iíve done around 40 plays in the last 3-4 years.

Five years ago, a theatre company called Barking Dog Productions created an open audition for everybody, irrespective or whether they had previous experience or caliber.

I went and participated and got selected for a play, and since then Iíve worked with them. Iíve made a lot of friends in the theatre circuit after that.

Do you watch a lot of plays when you travel?

Itís very paradoxical because I donít like to watch theatre so much. Unless itís something itís very, very interesting.

I saw a play recently by a Telegu theatre group, which is actually an extended family that does the entire production from costumes to scripts. And this is fifty people, and theyíve been doing it for the last 125 years. I didn’t understand a word, but I got the meaning. It was brilliant. So, I do like to watch exemplary plays which stand out, but otherwise I donít watch theatre so much.

Do you have a favourite play that youíve watched? Or want to watch?

Unfortunately, Iíve forgotten the name right now, but there was this really good play that I was recommended by my friend who is a theatre critic and a movie critic.

I really want to perform in that or produce that, because it has a very, very intersecting idea, which I think is something to do with the Salem witch hunts and themes around it.
Ideas like that really interest me.

Also, right now, Iím in the middle of producing a web sitcom. I just like the whole performing arts perspective, especially when Iím involved actively in it.

How is the theatre scene in Bangalore?

Iím a fledgling in the theatre circuit, but I think in the last 6-7 years itís really taken off. I think there is a production happening almost every other day, or every weekend.

What do you think has changed in that time?

No singular reason, per say, but I think there has been a huge influx of people from outside Bangalore and Karnataka that have come and settled down here, and they have brought their own tastes with them.
Lot of people from Mumbai have also come here, and Mumbai has always had a very thriving theatre scene.

…influx of new ideas and perspectives has really helped propel Bangalore

Bangalore has also had a great theatre scene before that. But that influx of new ideas and perspectives has really helped propel Bangalore along in becoming a very major part of the theatre scene in India right now.

Do you do a lot of Kannada plays also?

I want to actually, I was in the process of doing one but that play got scrapped. So I havenít done any Kannada plays until now.

There are some brilliant Kannada plays that happen. People seem to have a very close-minded perspective to vernacular productions. They donít really look at them as something that could have the quality and sophistication that they might get from an English play. But thatís completely untrue.

I think people need to shed this elitism a little and open their minds to it.

And this is true for most of India, not just Karnataka. I mean, if you look at todayís urban, young, upwardly, mobile professionals types, most of them donít really reconnect back into their vernacular roots. Most of them wonít go for a vernacular play. If they do, theyíll probably go to an English play and tag themselves on Facebook or something.

Most of them wonít go for a vernacular play.

But a lot of the audience today is also aware, and they understand the nuances of theatre.

Whatís your take on the whole issue of language that is always happening here? The concern that Kannada is not being propagated enough. What do you think?

I would say itís a two-sided sword.
Any form of imposition over people, is unfair. People have the right and freedom to express themselves in whichever manner they see fit. And any attempts to curtail that is against the very principle tenets of personal freedoms that are underlined in our Constitution. But at the same time, I think once you come to a place you need to start to homogenising and connecting with the locals. Itís about how you can connect with people.

Language should never be forced.

My perspective is balanced. I would say people should at least try and learn the language, when they come to a new place. It would be nice if they did.
But linguistic organisations coercing and trying to spray Kannada words everywhere are all completely in the wrong.

Language should never be forced. When I was younger, I used to say who cares about this. But as Iíve grown older, I realised I identify myself with this place and from that perspective I do connect with the pride that someone has. I wouldnít abuse someone for not sharing this.

Kannada has had some amazing literary gems like Kuvempu…

But Kannada has had some amazing literary gems like Kuvempu and all. Even today when I read a Kuvempu, I would say his sophistication and understanding of human nature is at par with any of the great Western writers like Chekov or Tolstoy or any of these guys.
At the end of the day, itís nice to know that weíre speaking the third oldest language in India.

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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

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ABV

6.6%

MOUTHFEEL

Light to medium body

APPEARANCE

Deep Golden

FLAVOUR

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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

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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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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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Clear, pale gold to light gold

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Low fruity sweetness, medium-low bitterness with delicate dryness and slight crispness

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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.

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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

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‚Äč‚ÄčThis 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 ‚Äėno‚Äô to more. Don‚Äôt believe us? Well, have a taste of it yourself and see. But we warned‚ÄĒyou don‚Äôt know the power of the dark side‚Ķumm‚Ķlager.

AROMA

Slightly malty

ABV

5.0%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body, smooth

APPEARANCE

Black

FLAVOUR

Light malty with hints of caramel

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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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This brew leads with strong aromas and flavours – caramel, raisin, dark fruit and candy sugar notes.

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AROMA

Complex maltiness and some phenolic spiciness

ABV

7.2%

MOUTHFEEL

Full body

APPEARANCE

Deep Amber

FLAVOUR

Rich malt, raisin and candy

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The brainchild of our head brewer, we‚Äôre celebrating local produce the way we know best‚ÄĒthrough 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.

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Herbal, turmeric

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5.5%

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Medium to light body

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Deep turmeric yellow with yellowish-white head

FLAVOUR

Turmeric and liquorice notes, with a honey after-taste

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AROMA

Malty with plenty of hops

ABV

6.6%

MOUTHFEEL

Light to medium body

APPEARANCE

Light copper

FLAVOUR

Hoppy

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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