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.

 

Say hello to the man who went from hardcore Bacardi drinker to beer drinker—our Mug Holder of the Month, Om.

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

Why do I think? I’m a drunkard I think so! *laughs*

I’m pretty frequent here. In fact this is the only place I come to in Bangalore. Twice in a week is mandatory and sometimes, more also.

Are you from Bangalore?

I’m not from Bangalore, I’m from Jaipur. I was here in 1998 till about 2006, when I moved to Gurgaon. And then three years ago, I came back to Bangalore.

I’m assuming for work. What do you do?

Yes. For work. I am a global supply chain manager.

Were you doing the same thing in Jaipur?

I was born and brought up in Jaipur! I did my schooling and education there, then I moved to Bangalore.

So you were saying that you’re the KMH because of how often you come here. Have you always been a beer lover?

Never! Never! I’m a hardcore drinker, you know. I drink only Bacardi, and that too Limon. I go anywhere in the world and I drink only that.

But for the last two and a half years, since I started coming here, life has changed. I started liking beer also, which is why I come here twice a week.

I mostly drink beer here, and sometimes, after a couple of beers I switch over to hard liquor.

You’ve been coming here for sometime now, and since you like drinking so much, any memorable incident that comes to mind?

Once I came here with my gang, we came at 1pm and left at 11pm. I have no idea how many beers we had. I just remember we had enough! Maybe too much.

Because the next day, the guy who paid was looking at the bill, and was like wow we drank so much!

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Tell me a little more about your work.

I am in a global role. My reporting and business starts in Florence, Italy, that’s my headquarters. I don’t have much to do in India, I am just located here.

We are basically the suppliers and solutions providers for the oil and gas industry. We have clients across 122 countries so my responsibility is to move the materials or do the logistics parts across those countries.

Does the job involve a lot of travelling?

It used to be a lot but we have reduced it from last year.

When you’re not working, is there a hobby you enjoy doing?

Yeah I like to listen to music a lot and I sing sometimes. But I’m a very casual singer.

What is you favourite kind of music?

Oh, I’m a very desi kind of guy so I mainly like Hindi music. I like old singers like Kishore Da (Kishore Kumar), and even Mohammad Rafi, Sonu Nigam, Jagjit Singh! I used to listen to a lot of ghazals, before I got married.

Does your family live here with you?

Yes!

And who all are in your family?

My wife and I have two kids! They also love this place.

My elder son is ten and a half years old, and I have a daughter who is five years old.

And do you guys come here together a lot?

Yeah, many times! Most of the times we come here together. If I don’t bring the kids, my wife is anyway part of the gang that comes here and we all come here together.

Since you’ve done the shift from Gurgaon to here, which city do you prefer?

Bangalore! That is why I came back! I chose to come here and work.

I started my career, my life here. You can say my youth started here. I like the weather, obviously it’s not what it used to be 15-17 years back, but it’s a good place and the people are good.

Gurgaon, even though I stayed there for some 4 years, the culture and everything there is very different. The people are very aggressive and you also have to be aggressive if you want to survive over there.

So, I didn’t like it so much because I didn’t want my kids to grow up in that environment.

Here, you can do whatever you want to do and no one will poke their nose in your life. Be good, and everything will be good!

From the time you were here earlier, to now, what is the big difference you see in Bangalore?

Oh! Lots of changes! The greenery has vanished over here! I used to love that about this city, because even here in Indiranagar and Thippasandra, there used to be so much greenery and so many trees on both sides of the road. I used to love going on the bike.

Also, Metro coming up has been a big change. And also Toit! It has changed many lives too! *laughs*

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What is your favourite beer to drink at Toit?

I’m not a very fussy guy, but I really like the Hefeweizen here. I have tried all the beers but that is my favourite.

But back to your singing hobby—how many beers does it take for you to sing in front of an audience?

I don’t sing because of the beer, to be very honest. It’s just my hobby, and I love it. I just need to be in the mood.

I sing karaoke at home, and a couple of friends and I have a casual band. One guy plays the drums and the other plays the keyboard. Many a times we gather and start singing.

My other friends have performed at some places in Bangalore also. They’re not a professional band, so this is just something they do as a hobby.

You’ve been coming here really often, what brings you back? Apart from the beer.

Obviously itʼs not just the beer. One of the things is the location of the place,

but more than location, what brings me over here is the people. The staff is the face of Toit,  when someone comes here they will first interact with the staff before the beer.

They are the first contact, and how well they treat you, greet you

and speak to you, is very important. Iʼm a people’s-person and Iʼve been to so many good places that

have a name for themselves. But when you meet the staff there, they carry some attitude and thatʼs not good.

Here, the people are so nice and I really appreciate it!

Is Bangalore the place you plan on settling down in?

Ya! That’s the plan. Let’s see how it goes.

My wife is from Bangalore and we just love Bangalore, ya!

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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

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

Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

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

    TOIT PUNE

    Oktoberfest Special

    Munich Dunkel

    The classic brown lager style of Munich which developed as a darker, more malt- accented beer than other regional lagers. While originating in Munich, the style became popular throughout Bavaria over time.

    German Munich malts have been used to create a rich, smooth and complex toasted bread crust flavour in this flavoursome lager.

    AROMA

    Deep malt sweetness

    ABV

    5.2%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Light to Medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Amber brown

    FLAVOUR

    Soft, rich and complex flavour of Munich malts

    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