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 loves her beer as much as she loves her blood samples. Say hello to our Mug Holder of the month, Dr. Aneesha.

Are you from Bangalore?

Yes, I’m very much a Bangalore girl, I’ve been here since 1997. More than Bangalore, I am an Indiranagar girl. And I’ve done my schooling and college here as well, so yeah, I’m a proud Bangalorean.

So, you’re a doctor right?

Yes, I’m a pathologist. 

This might be the first time we’ve got a doctor as our KMH.

Really? I come down here with my MBBS buddies a lot. This is a fun hangout place for us. We come here, have a good time and catch up.

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

I really thought about this. You know somebody may think I deserve to come here because I come here a lot and I drink a lot of beer. And I’m not denying that.
To be honest, the first time I came to Toit was in 2010, when it started and the brewery wasn’t open yet. I came with my girlfriends, and we were wondering if this was going to be a bakery or restaurant, because there were no breweries at that time. I had bottled beer then. 

I feel from then till now, it’s not just the number of times I’ve come here but that I’ve had so many of my important events happen here—I had a pre-engagement party here, and my bachelorette party was also here. We’ve hosted our friends’ pre-wedding parties here too.

Whenever we wanted to have a memorable time, like a keepsake, we’d come to Toit. And we still do. Everyone here is so friendly and I’ve never been to another place where they put so much effort into nice gestures.

Have you always been a beer drinker?

Pretty much. I’m not much of a hard liquor person. I love beer. My Dad introduced me to beer drinking, he’s a beer lover.

Does your husband also drink beer?

Yes! But not so much initially. I think I got him into drinking beer more.

What does he do?

He’s an engineer, and he works in construction.

Wow. Doctor and Engineer is fully by the book. Will you future child have any choice?

I think it’s quite overrated actually.
I mean, I love being a doctor, it’s a wonderful profession. But there are so many other professions too, nowadays. 

It’s not the ultimate thing, and I’m sure students have also realised that, getting into other branches and making a name for themselves. I think we’re past that whole ‘either be a doctor or an engineer’ thing.

Is it possible to say that being a doctor is a fun profession?

It’s fun when you make it fun for yourself. It’s more passion than fun. It can vary for different doctors, and how they perceive it.
But when you’ve put so much effort into learning and when you give that back to society by using your intellect, it’s a very nice feeling, whether you’re involved with the patient directly, or indirectly like I am. I use my brains and I hope I’ve made the patient feel better.

So, have you always wanted to be a doctor?

Actually, I have. More so because of the lack of wanting to do anything else.

My parents are doctors, and I just saw that as a way of life. And I’m happy I chose it, I’m very happy with what I’m doing. 

What exactly is a working day in the life of a pathologist?

Well, I wouldn’t say I’m a very seasoned pathologist yet because I just started practicing from August, because that’s when I finished my Masters and started working. It hasn’t been much time.

But we do everything, we see people’s blood reports and we see specimens from surgery and we have to tell them whether anything is cancerous or benign. It can vary and people take up different specialisations within pathology itself.

We hear all these stories about Medical colleges. Since you’re fresh out of your Masters, what is a crazy medical college story that you can share?

Nothing. I’m very boring that way. I went, I studied, I came back. I didn’t even go to hostel. All my friends have been very chill too.
We’ve all had fun of course, but regular fun. Nothing crazy.

It’s not a pretty picture for sure. It’s not like you can just say I want to be a doctor and just become one.
You need to be passionate, you need to be very hardworking, sometimes you may even wonder why you’re doing this.

But then when you see how you can apply your learning, then it comes through.

How did you end up finding the time to visit a brewpub this often?

You balance everything. Not everyone who goes to medical college has to be a nerd.

I mean, what is a nerd? I don’t know what a nerd is. Anybody who studies and is hardworking is just a hardworking person. You can be hardworking in any other profession also, and you don’t end up being called a nerd. 

But yeah, you balance things out I guess. And most doctors are pretty fun loving.

Yes. One can tell from the wild stories you’ve shared.

*laughs* See, I’m boring in general as a person. That I know. But fun for me is meeting my friends, catching up and sharing stories. Mostly, the friends I hang out with are my school friends who have grown into my college buddies, so we keep reminiscing. That’s what I like to do. I don’t really like those wild nights. 

Are you always working though?

It’s only once you start working, that you know what it really is like. You’re never really off. And you can’t really be like “I’m having my own time now, don’t call me”, because you’re needed. 

I’ve accepted it now. It’s part of the job. And when I want my personal time, I know I can get it and figure things out. I”m pretty sorted like that. But if you’re getting into medicine, you should accept this and know what you’re getting into.

What do you do when you’re not working?

I love reading. I’ve always loved reading.
I recently finished reading the Ramayana, this version being Ramesh Menon’s. I got really hooked onto it. And now I have to start the Mahabharata, which is huge!

I love cooking too! It gets tiring by the time I come home, but I do enjoy it.

What’re your favourite thing to cook?

I love making pasta. I love pasta in any form really. I used to like baking a lot, but I do that when I have more free time. I used to bake a lot after my exams. My husband loves the carrot cupcakes I bake. So much so, that now I’ve told him I’ll only make it on his birthday. 

You’ve already said you’re passionate about medicine. But what is the one thing you hate about it?

There’s nothing to hate really. But I wish the stress on doctors to deliver was lesser. People feel like doctors are God and everything has to be perfect, and they just dismiss it saying you can’t make mistakes. But it’s the age old thing, we’re also humans and they should give doctors a break for that. We have bad days too. Some days they might not be as friendly, but that doesn’t mean their mind isn’t working to find a solution.

If you weren’t doing medicine, what would you have been doing?

Something I would really like to do is open up my own small cafe sort of thing.
With food that I would like to prepare, with books there, a place where people could relax.

No fixed menu, it should change everyday based on what I feel like cooking that day.
But these are things I like to do, I feel if I make it a business, it might lose its charm. But I would like to do that someday.

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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