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’s as much at home managing her kindergarten kids, as she is at ours, managing her beers. Say hello to our Mug Holder of the Month, Moneeta, or as she’s better known, Mon.


We ask this of every Mug Holder—why do you think you were selected?

Alright. I was expecting that.
So, I think it’s because of my love for this place. It’s quite obvious how happy I am when I am here.

Are you a beer lover then?

I am now. Not always been, but I have developed a taste for craft beer after coming here.

How long have you been coming here for?

It was soon after you guys opened. I don’t quite remember the year. We were a group of friends and I think that was about 6 years ago.

Are you from Bangalore?

I’m not. I’m a Punjabi, and I have now been in Bangalore for the longest time. It’s become home. But I’ve lived all over India, my father was in the Army. So we’ve travelled around quite a bit. But now Bangalore is home.

But I’ve lived all over India, my father was in the Army.

You’re a teacher right?

Yes! A Kindergarten teacher.

How long have you been doing that?

It’s been about four years now, this is my fifth year.

I happened to fall into this profession, it’s not something I planned to do, but now of course, I absolutely love it. I did fly for an airlines for a bit, and that was back in college.

I was part of the cabin crew. That didn’t last too long though—I thought it was going to happen, but somewhere with the studies, it didn’t work out. It sounded very glamorous but it didn’t turn out to be like that. It was a good learning experience though.

How did teaching happen?

It all started with understanding Montessori. And that’s when I trained for about 8-9 months and decided to pursue this.

You work with Kindergarten kids exclusively—how has that been?

It’s a lovely age to work with. They are these little individuals who are discovering themselves. When I started working, I realized what a huge responsibility it was to be a teacher. One might think that how much difference can we make in their lives, but I learnt that these children, they look up to us, they watch and learn from us. It’s so important to be a good role model.

What is the best and worst thing about being a kindergarten teacher?

There is no bad part really but yeah in the past, there have been times I’ve felt somewhat restricted because things have to be done in a standardized way. The best part of course is getting to spend time with children and hopefully making a small difference in their lives. I love that about my job.

When I started working, I realized what a huge responsibility it was to be a teacher.

There has been a trend lately—putting kids in the right school has become a business now. And people are starting really early because it apparently makes a huge difference. What is your take on this?

Yes, I’ve noticed that. Parents start planning for their children as early as preschool. It’s all about getting into the “right school”, where their child can get holistic education. Unfortunately, a lot of times, its also about making a statement.

Do you think people are overanalysing it?

Yes, I think so. I feel while choosing a good school is essential, its more important for parents to keep in mind what works best for their child.

Is the pressure on teachers then multiplied? Does the overanalysing also make your job that much harder?

Yes, it does add some amount of pressure because of what is expected of us as teachers. Children are spending a good part of their day at school and we have to ensure that they are taken care of.

Other than academics, our job also involves observing the children and looking for emotional or behavioural changes. Which means a lot more interaction with parents to figure out what might be causing that. Its almost like bringing the home environment into school, where the teachers are the caregivers and mentors and not just educators.

Where are parents going wrong with their kids today?

I think they overprotect their children. They call this generation the Strawberry Generation, because they’re so easily bruised and affected, because they’re not dealing with situations at home.

“But in India, I would say this is not true for everyone. For a large percentage of the people living in our country, the issues are completely different.

I think (parents today) overprotect their children.

When you’re not teaching, is there something you enjoy doing in your free time?

I like coming to Toit! *laughs*

Sometimes I come here with my friends but I love spending time by myself. I’m not an introvert but there are times when I just like to be in my shell and go out by myself. You guys have the Sunday Simmer down. I try not to miss any of those. In fact, that evening they will always have a chair reserved for me and I just love that!

So you’re passionate about music?

Well, in my family, my mother is a trained classical singer but I never picked it up. I love to sing along to my favourite songs. I tried learning the guitar, which was something I always wanted to do since I was a teenager. I started lessons, few years back.
I went for a couple of months but I wasn’t getting enough practice. I’d go back to the next class and there would be kids coming back with songs they’d picked up from the Youtube. I just couldn’t keep up so I decided to take a break and then go back. But it never happened. I have a lovely classical Spanish guitar too, that my parents gifted me when I was 14.

You should go back. It’s never too late.

It hasn’t happened till now but you never know. I love listening to music though. Everything from Classic Rock to whatever was playing when I was growing up. Dire Straits, U2, The Eagles are some of my favourite bands. I was recently introduced to the Blues too. So, it’s a bit of everything.

Well, in my family, my mother is a trained classical singer but I never picked it up.

You’ve been coming to Toit longer than you’ve been teaching. Anything memorable that stands out in all those years?

Most evenings, I either start at Toit or end at Toit.

If I have that one special memory, it was on Diwali a few years back. My parents were visiting from Delhi and I brought them here. You won’t believe how good it felt to introduce them to the staff. Everyone was so nice. They got us a table right away and were so courteous. I so wanted my parents to come to Toit because it’s such an important part of my life. And I felt so good!

Toit has always been my special place. I’m here when I’m happy and I’m here when I’m not so happy!

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Look forward to having you back when you are old enough to get Toit!

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Special Beer

Beetroot Lemon Gose

This special beer is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with beetroot, lemon, and pink salt. (Ingredients that also give it the unusual colour.)

This is an easy-going, sessionable beer but has a unique complexity achieved by beetroot juice and lemon. 

AROMA

Earthy, lemon

ABV

4.8%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium-light body

APPEARANCE

Ruby with pink tones

FLAVOUR

Tangy, light, sweet and sour with the earthy sweetness of beetroot

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

Kolsch

A clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer with a very subtle fruit and hop character. Made with a single hop, Mandarina Bavaria, that lends the brew a distinctive lemon rind flavour, that makes this pleasant beer all the more refreshing. 

AROMA

Low malt aroma, with a grainy-sweet character. A delicately spicy hop aroma, with a subtle fruit aroma

ABV

4.9%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium-light with medium carbonation

APPEARANCE

Clear, pale gold to light gold

FLAVOUR

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

Special Beer

Black Rice Ale

Looking for something a little different?  
Brewed with black rice and specialty malts, this special brew is characterised by a slight malt sweetness, and balanced out by an earthy and nutty note that comes from the black rice.

AROMA

Mild sweetness

ABV

5.5%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body

APPEARANCE

Dark brown

FLAVOUR

Brown bread, light nutty and chocolate notes

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

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

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

    Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

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    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

    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