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, she loves her football, she loves her animals, and boy, does she love rasam rice. Say hello to Aditi Prabhakar, the Kudix Mug Holder you’d better remember not to bad mouth Manchester United in front of—unless you want some beer thrown on your face. Yup!

Have you been in Bangalore your whole life?

Yeah, I’m from Bangalore.

What do you do?

I’m an entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of a wine app called Winescapes.

Before that, I worked at an ad agency for two and a half years. I figured people our age, at least abroad, and especially girls, drink a lot of wine but don’t have a clue about it as such.

This was just an idea I had when I did my thesis in 2011, so I just thought if not now, then never. And if it doesn’t work out, I can always go back to a mainstream job. But I just felt that now is the time I want to do it.

Tell me a little about your app.

When you walk into a wine store you have criteria—say price, red or wine, basic things. My app helps you select which kind of wine you want, from which part of the world, and also your price range. Based on that, you get a list of wines, from the best to the worst.

So, as soon as you walk into a wine store, you can type in your criteria and get the wine that you want. And it is rated based on peer to peer voting. All the people who are on the app vote for the wines.

How has the experience of being an entrepreneur been so far?

It’s going good, but it has been difficult too. It’s not like a steady job, where you know you’re going to be getting a salary at the end of the month. And this whole digital e-commerce platform changes everyday. You have your ups and your downs.

One thing though, is that you are your own boss, but sometimes it’s difficult to motivate yourself.

But you’re always learning and constantly getting new business opportunities that would be more conducive for your business. So in that way, it is very dynamic—there are no rules.

I have friends who think the glass ceiling still exists for women entrepreneurs, but I haven’t ever faced it. I think your work speaks for itself, and I’m such a tomboy, most people just think of me as a guy anyway!

So do you have a favourite wine?

I really like the Sula Shiraz, among Indian wines. But I’m not really a wine person. I’m more of a beer person—I love beer!

So, do you have a favourite type of beer?

Dark. I love Stouts. I also like trying beers when I travel. Two beers I really liked were the Red Hook Long Hammer, which I ordered solely because I liked the name. I had this when I was visiting my brother in the States and it was damn good.

And the other one was called Terrapin. Because it’s also the name of a Grateful Dead album, I just had to try it.

Do you like rock music as well then? And do you perform?

Rock and roll, old school music basically.

And well, if someone plays the guitar I will sing along, but I’m not a singer. Or if I get drunk, I’ll sing karaoke!

What other things are you into?

I play tennis, because my entire family is a tennis family. And I love football. More than tennis.

It’s like this—if you ask me whether I’ve got my nails done, I’ll say no. But I will know everything there is to know about Manchester United.

People ask me do you like Manchester United because everyone else likes them, and I’m just like no bugger, I’ve liked them since I was 9 and they were the very first team I watched play.

It sounds stupid maybe, but that was the first game I watched, and it was against Tottenham and they came back from 3-0 down, to win 5-3.

That was the game when I was like, “Oh my god! What is this team?”

Some people find it strange that Indians are so personally, one could say even patriotically, invested in the English Premier League. What’s your take on that?

I know. I’ve lost best friends because they’ve been fans of another team, and refused to admit Manchester United was better in some aspects than their team.

I mean, I’m patriotic but I don’t mind admitting that Arsenal has a better youth team or South Hampton has a great youth team.

But I feel that this investment has really helped football in India. Take the Bangalore Football Club for example. I’ve started following them only because of this love for League football.

Also, the reason EPL is so popular is because you always have something to do on a Saturday night, no matter what! Especially if you’re a football fan dating another football fan, you know your Saturday plan is sorted.

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Have you ever dated a non-Manchester United fan?

See, I have rules. I can’t date a non-Manchester United fan because it’s never going to work out.

Seriously. There’s going to be too much of friction.

Either a Manchester United fan or a non-football at all. Because the latter won’t care, so I wouldn’t have anyone arguing about it with me.

Do you need to keep establishing how you genuinely are a football fan, being a girl?

Yeah. I get that a lot. And it pisses the hell out of me. But it’s cool, because I always have my guy friends around who’re always like, “Bro, don’t mess with her. She knows her stuff.”

We ask this of every Kudix Mug Holder—why do you think you were selected as the KMH of the month? Be honest!

Because I come here so much!  I used to keep coming here for the Nitro Stout, because they have, in my opinion, the best Stout in town. And now, I’m falling in love with the Toit Hefeweizen.

And the amount of beer I drink. I think I remember having about 13 glasses. I know I went past that 10 pint mark, because I got that free beer. So, something past 10 for sure.

So, quick lists. Three things you couldn’t survive without! (Not the cheesy love, family, or obvious water, food stuff.)

1) Rasam rice.

2) Cake, any sort of cake.

3) And the sea. I love swimming.

And do you have a list for the qualities you’d want in a man you’d date? What are the top five?

Ya! So-

1) Should be sarcastic as hell. But not in a mean way, just have sarcastic wit. Like Hugh Laurie.

2) Should be a Manchester United fan.

3) Needs to love animals. And he needs to respect the fact that I love animals and that I do animal rescues and stuff.

4) He should make me feel I’m bloody extraordinary, no matter what. Just make me laugh so much I feel great. Like not giggle or smile, just laugh out loud.

5) I’m not so much of a girly girl, so he should let me be me. I’m the type who has come to Toit in pyjamas. I don’t really give a damn about a lot of things, and he should respect that and not give a damn either.

How does Toit figure in your life?

I’ve been coming here since it opened. I come here with my best friends—Reagan, Thapa, Savio. They brought me here first, and I initially hated it because it was so crowded then, being new and all. Then I just started coming and haven’t stopped since.

I love this place, obviously because of the beer, but also because they have such an awesome staff. I mean, these guys treat me like I’m family.

I also have my dates with my girlfriends Ananya, Priyanka, Lakshmi and Sannam here—we don’t talk to each other the whole week, but once a week, we’re here, in Toit, catching up. We cry, we laugh, but yeah, this is the place for us.

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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