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

So, youíre a doctor right?

Yes, Iím a pathologist. 

This might be the first time weíve 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 Iím not denying that.
To be honest, the first time I came to Toit was in 2010, when it started and the brewery wasnít 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, itís not just the number of times Iíve come here but that Iíve had so many of my important events happen hereóI had a pre-engagement party here, and my bachelorette party was also here. We’ve hosted our friendsí pre-wedding parties here too.

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

Have you always been a beer drinker?

Pretty much. Iím not much of a hard liquor person. I love beer. My Dad introduced me to beer drinking, heís 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?

Heís 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 itís quite overrated actually.
I mean, I love being a doctor, itís a wonderful profession. But there are so many other professions too, nowadays. 

Itís not the ultimate thing, and Iím sure students have also realised that, getting into other branches and making a name for themselves. I think weíre past that whole Ďeither be a doctor or an engineerí thing.

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

Itís fun when you make it fun for yourself. Itís more passion than fun. It can vary for different doctors, and how they perceive it.
But when youíve put so much effort into learning and when you give that back to society by using your intellect, itís a very nice feeling, whether youíre involved with the patient directly, or indirectly like I am. I use my brains and I hope Iíve 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 Iím happy I chose it, Iím very happy with what Iím doing. 

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

Well, I wouldnít say Iím a very seasoned pathologist yet because I just started practicing from August, because thatís when I finished my Masters and started working. It hasnít been much time.

But we do everything, we see peopleís 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 youíre fresh out of your Masters, what is a crazy medical college story that you can share?

Nothing. Iím very boring that way. I went, I studied, I came back. I didnít even go to hostel. All my friends have been very chill too.
Weíve all had fun of course, but regular fun. Nothing crazy.

Itís not a pretty picture for sure. Itís 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 youíre 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 donít 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 donít 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 youíve shared.

*laughs* See, Iím 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. Thatís what I like to do. I donít really like those wild nights. 

Are you always working though?

Itís only once you start working, that you know what it really is like. Youíre never really off. And you canít really be like ďIím having my own time now, donít call meĒ, because youíre needed. 

Iíve accepted it now. Itís part of the job. And when I want my personal time, I know I can get it and figure things out. IĒm pretty sorted like that. But if youíre getting into medicine, you should accept this and know what youíre getting into.

What do you do when youíre not working?

I love reading. Iíve always loved reading.
I recently finished reading the Ramayana, this version being Ramesh Menonís. 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.

Whatíre 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 Iíve told him Iíll only make it on his birthday. 

Youíve already said youíre passionate about medicine. But what is the one thing you hate about it?

Thereís 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 canít make mistakes. But itís the age old thing, weíre 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 doesnít mean their mind isnít working to find a solution.

If you werenít 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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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

‚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

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‚Äôt be possible.
  • All tours are currently out of Toit Bangalore.

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All tours are currently out of Toit Bangalore.

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‚Äôt kidding when we named this one ‚Äď 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‚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.

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