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.

 

Meet the man whose main mantra is ‘work, workout and beer’. No wonder then that Siddharth is our Mug Holder of the Month.

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

I come here really often, almost four times a week. And I usually come alone, because my house is nearby and I don’t feel the need to go to any other pub.

I love brewed beer, and this place is like my house. Everyone here knows me and the staff is very friendly. I’ve been coming here since 2014.

Are you from Bangalore?

No, I’m from Nainital, Uttarakhand. I’m a Punjabi, though my parents shifted to Nainital when I was very young and settled there.
It’s a beautiful place, the city of lakes. It’s very cold there, so you end up having a lot of rum and whiskey. But when I came here, I shifted to beer.

How did you end up moving here?

I work for a construction firm, and for the last four and half years, I have been working here for them.
I am a cost analyst and auditor for the firm.

And do you like Bangalore?

Absolutely!  I visited Bangalore in 2011 during a industrial tour with my college as well, and now I work here.

What do you enjoy about your work? Because construction and auditing sounds pretty hardcore.

It’s very hardcore! But I like the challenges that I face everyday in this line.

There are more than 50 sites that my company is handling here, and there is always pressure. You have to solve the problems happening on site, and you have to be the ‘numbers guys’.

They ask you something, and you need to respond with the right numbers. And I personally enjoy that.
And when I get tired, Toit is there for me.

It sounds like a very stressful job, though.

It is. But I wake up very early in the morning, around 6:00 am. And as soon as I wake up, I need to have tender coconut water!
My office starts at 9:30 am, so I make sure that I spend a lot of time with myself during the day before that.

I prepare all my food myself, because I live alone. And I also make sure that I go workout after work.

I usually end up coming to Toit at 10:30 pm at the end of the day, they serve me a couple of beers, and I’m happy.

You seem to have a set routine focusing a lot on yourself and fitness—is that something you are very particular about?

It’s not like that. See, being in a job like mine, when you go to the office, you should have a persona of your own. You shouldn’t end up being shabby or working without any plan like a madman.

When you’re going, you should look good because I personally feel when you dress well, you work well.
And this is a mission every day for me. I write down my tasks and I make sure I finish them before the end of the day. There is no compromising when it comes to work.

Since your job is so hectic, how did you end up making it to Toit?

Honestly speaking, a very close friend of mine, Deepak, was the one who brought me here.
We used to come here together until a month ago, but he recently shifted to Delhi permanently.

I come here with a lot of other people as well, a lot of whom have also ended up being the Mug Holders.

But work is laborious, and you can’t end up making a mess. There are thousands of labourers working out there and it’s a very hardcore business, because I work for a contractor firm. The building has to be raised everyday, and there is a lot of pressure from the clients towards the site and the people on the site come to us, because we are the middle-men in this whole process.

There are a lot of bills and I am always surrounded by numbers. Plus, I also handle the technical side of things because I did my B. Tech in Civil Engineering, while also taking care of Infrastructure Management.

Have you always liked beer?

I have. And Bangalore climate is just perfect for beer drinking. I don’t drink bottled beer anymore, I think my body will just not be able to handle it.

You’d mentioned working out in your top three things to do—is that also something you’re passionate about?

Absolutely.

I used to play football and cricket in school and college, and I enjoy running too.

I make time to do things aside from my work. Even in college, I used to do dramatics. Being a Civil Engineer, I used to do a lot of things that other civil engineers wouldn’t do.

I think you should be domain specific towards your work, but also be a little bit of a social animal. That helps create a very nice balance in your life.

Even my big brother always tells me—“work hard, party hard!”
Because he does the same thing. He works for a finance company, and he says it’s important to chill so that your brain doesn’t fall into any negative thoughts.

When you’re not working or working out, is there a hobby you like to spend your time doing?

I like to spend time with my friends, watch movies with them, maybe visit a spa.

I take care of myself a lot. I think it’s a very good thing because I am here without my parents, living alone, and I need to manage everything by myself. So, you shouldn’t end up messing things up for yourself.

When I come here, I make sure I drink responsibly, meet everyone on every floor, and then go home.
It feels like it’s a family when I come here. That is important for me, the positive vibes. That is the main reason I end up coming here.

And being a Civil Engineer, the interiors and design of Toit are just very appealing to me.

What is the biggest difference for you, moving here from Nainital?

I feel I am very independent now, which is the most important change I think for a human being. And it happens only once you move away from your family.

Being born and brought up in a Punjabi family, my mother has been very caring, right down to my food, asking me why I won’t eat that extra aloo parantha  and all of that.

Now, I have come out and I am living my life on my own terms. I think moving here has made me a more solid person, and less emotionally dependent on people.

Do you miss home?

I do miss home. And I miss home food. But I go once in six months.
My older brother has always been like a father to me, because my father passed away when I was very young.

I know that he is there looking after my mother, so I have that sense of comfort going for me.

You must be a rather positive person to work with, given your attitude and approach!

Well, you could say that. My boss and I have a very good rapport. He is young, just a few years older than I am, and is also very passionate towards his work.

We personally go to the construction sites together, whenever we get the time, and visit the labour colonies. The company head also has a very keen interest that the surroundings should be very good for the labour, that they have fans and TVs and good cooking facilities. This is just so that they can feel comfortable and come the next day in the morning and work in the sun. It’s very tough.

I personally feel that sometimes their work is second only to the Army in terms of harsh working environments.

You need to respect them a lot, because at the end of the day, they make things happen for you.
You can read drawings and make plans, but they are the ones who end up doing the work. They need guidance because they might not be literate, but you need to be very passionate about taking care of them.

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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

    TOIT PUNE

    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