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.

He loves his beer and his music. Say hello to Vignesh, our mug holder of the month.

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

For one I think I’m a good customer, I keep coming here very regularly. 

Lot of these folks know me, because I’ve been coming here since 2011.

Are you from Bangalore?

I was born and brought up in Chennai, but it’s been about 12 years since I moved to Bangalore.

How come you moved here?

I moved here for work. I did my Computer Science in college and I wasn’t really doing anything related to computers. I started at a call centre, was there for six years and then I moved here and joined IT.

I thought I would move into my field, I was working for a company for about three years but I didn’t really enjoy that.

And then I got another job, and I stayed there forever—well, till December last year anyway.

Oh so you just quit your job? What are you doing now?

I’m just chilling, and taking a break. I’m planning to go abroad, and I’m just waiting for my visa to come through.

Where are you planning on going?

I’m planning on going to Australia. It’s a role similar to what I was doing here, but basically I want to move abroad and see if I can start a new life there.

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

Any particular reason for the move?

Not really. I’ve been here for 34 years, and for me personally I think it’s time to look at something different. Not that I’m bored of the country, it’s just that while I can explore different things, I want to do that.

And maybe come back to the mother country later on to settle here.

And why Australia specifically?

Multiple reasons actually.

One is that I’m interested in how people work out there, their culture and everything.

Few of my friends have been talking a lot about it, they are there.

Another important thing is that my very close friend is in Australia, she just moved there and she gave me some great perspectives about the place.

So I thought I’ll try, and luckily I got a job offer. All that is in place, so I’m just waiting on my visa.

Have you always been a beer drinker?

Always!

As someone who grew up in Chennai and then came here in your youth, what is the big difference in the drinking culture between here and there?

There is a very vast difference—compared to Chennai or any other place actually.

I think Bangalore has got its name for this open culture in a way, and people just accept that. Everyone here is more open about pubs.

Chennai you can’t get a brewed beer, I think you can’t even get a license. I think the best beer they have there are the bottled varieties. That’s pretty much it.

Like I said, the culture is different. People sometimes mix tradition and culture with how they view development, and I think Bangalore is pretty safe in that sense. It’s easy going here.

It’s not difficult to drink in Chennai, just that there aren’t as many places to drink at.

Most of the times, it ends up being at a friend’s place rather than going out.

Tell me more about the job you just quit.

My job was really, really fun. It is a place called d’frens  and I used to do team building programmes for corporates with them. I still freelance with them, and we are all still great pals.

The work culture there was great—most of the time our refrigerators were filled with beer and stuff, but we very clearly differentiate between work and fun. We make sure we celebrate everyone in the company. I loved what I was doing.

Because you’ve been coming here for close to 7 years now, is there any memory that stands out?

See, I’m not boasting or anything but every time I come here, it’s fun. It’s just random things that happen, meeting random people, I can’t really pick one instance.

The good thing for me is that I meet a lot of people here and I’ve made a lot of friends here. 

By friends do you mean women?

That too. *laughs*

But they’re all good friends. I think it reflects on who you are as well.

If you’re only coming here to flirt, you’ll get shown out.

But if you’re just having a good conversation, people will also respond in that way.

Do you also have any hobbies you pursue in your free time?

Yeah, I play the guitar. I don’t play for big bands and stuff like that, but I did play for three bands at one point.

I also managed an all-girl band, The Void, and the bass guitarist is the good friend I’d mentioned who moved to Australia. 

Sometimes I jam with the people at office, because we have a bunch of instruments there, but that’s pretty much it. 

What are the five things you’re going to do when you get to Australia?

I’m going to drink a lot of local beer! I already have a favourite brewery there.

But I will definitely explore many more.

I also want to see the natural wonders that are there, like the Great Barrier Reef, before it’s gone. With things like climate change happening, you never know when these things will be lost. So yeah, I want to do that.

I’ll also be interested in starting a band there, for sure.

Basically, beer, music, and exploring.

What’ll you miss about home?

I’ll miss Toit for sure. 

Good answer!

*laughs* No, I definitely will. Every time I leave Bangalore for work, I miss Toit and whenever I’m in town I make sure I hit Toit first.

And of course, a lot of my friends and my family.

I think I’ve prepared for this though. But I’ll come back and revisit them all. 

 

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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

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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.

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    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