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’ll stride into a brewpub in a saree and won’t give it a second thought. And if she’s not busy working 18 hours a day, that’s probably where you’ll find her anyway. Say hello to Neha, our Mug Holder of the Month.

Tell me about yourself. What do you do?

I work for an IT firm, a healthcare company. To put it in simple terms, we manage everything behind the scenes. Whatever you see—the cafeteria, the transportation, the conferences, the events, any kind of meetings—me and my team work on that.

We call ourselves enablers, for people, to give them a conducive environment so that they can just sit down and work, and not worry about anything else. We make solutions for hospitals and physicians.

Are you from Bangalore?

I do call myself a Bangalorean, after having been here for 11 years. Originally though, I was born in MP, and brought up in the beautiful city of Udaipur. I spent most of my childhood in a very small town, about 80 kilometres from Udaipur, called Rajpura Dariba Mines. I don’t think anyone would have ever heard of it.

I spent most of my childhood in a very small town, Rajpura Dariba Mines…

My dad happens to be a geologist, and he was based out of this mining area. It was primarily a zinc and alloy type of mine, and it was a very versatile kind of place. We lived in a colony with people from multiple cultures. So that whole North Indian-South Indian distinction people sometimes make, didn’t apply. I grew up with people from all over. That made it easy for me when I moved to Bangalore.

When did you end up moving to Bangalore?

When I got married. I used to be a hotelier. I studied to be a hotelier and started off working with hotels. I worked with a 5 star hotel before I got married, and then continued at another after my marriage. But somewhere along the line, I felt this need for a work-life balance.

I didn’t know the concept of weekends before I came to Bangalore. I used to work a good 18 hours everyday. And though I enjoyed it thoroughly, but I felt that maybe I needed to balance things out a bit too.

I’m not the type who enjoys a lot of free time—I’m a workaholic. I call myself that, and I still can only sleep about 5 hours and not more.

So is this job as hectic as being a hotelier? Or not as much?

I would say that if I want to make it, I can.

I’m not the type who enjoys a lot of free time

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

I need to ask you that question, actually. I’m not sure why I’ve been selected, but I like their beer so much, I come here every week. And this is with all groups of friends—people I am meeting for the first time, as well as all my old friends. They’re all bugged with me, because they’re all like , “Don’t ask Neha, you know where she wants to go.”image

How do you make time to chill at Toit given that you’re a workaholic?

I catch up with friends here and sometimes after a hectic work day, when I want to relax, I stop by here and get a glass of beer for myself. I just get going after that, feeling so much better. This place has such a relaxed feeling about it.

Do you have a favourite beer?

Yes! The Toit Hefeweizen. I also wait for the Summers to come, because I love the Aam Aadmi Ale. I try everything they come up with at least once, but I think the Aam Aadmi is something I look forward to. Even the Christmas Special Santa Ale is nice.

I also wait for the Summers to come, because I love the Aam Aadmi Ale.

Do you have a favourite food?

Scotch Eggs! They used to have it in chicken before but now it’s in lamb. I don’t eat lamb but just because it’s Scotch Eggs, I eat it with lamb now. I like it that much!

Was growing up as a geologist’s kid a lot of fun?

Yes. We stayed at one place for a really long time. I have grown up in a place where everyone knows everyone, because it was a small colony. And I was a very naughty child.
I’ve also never really had a ‘girl gang’. Always had these boys who were my friends.

Since it was a mining area, we would go explore these old mines that had been shut down. We would just get in, and there would still be these locomotives there. It would be pitch dark, so we’d carry candles and torches, whatever we could find at home. We were not supposed to be there because it was a restricted area, and one day somebody found us. I still remember the beatings I got, because I took so many other kids along with me.

…we would go explore these old mines

It was a small set up, but with high levels of naughtiness. I grew up with forests and foxes and snakes. I don’t think I was particularly scared of anything, but my parents certainly went through a lot while I was growing up. *laughs*

Any particularly crazy incident that comes to mind?

So many! We grew up in a place that had a lot of cacti and this one time, I told my younger sister I would give her a facial with the liquid that was stored inside them. It oozes a milky substance. I rubbed it all over her face and told her not to tell mamma. By nightfall, she had blisters all over her face and was bawling. Thankfully, nothing too bad happened and she was fine. But it took a couple of weeks for her to be perfectly fine.

Does your husband come here often as well?

Not really. He stays home, and takes care of my son. His job allows him to work out of home a lot, which is great because he’s always been a very homebound kind of person. My job on the other hand, requires me to be in office every single day. Plus, I like to go out as well. So, it all worked out fine for us. We’re both very much Bangaloreans though and I don’t think in the 11 years that we’ve been here, that the whole conversation of ‘going back’ has ever come up. We’re going to be here!

How did Toit become a part of you life?

By chance actually. My previous office used to be close to another brewpub and I used to go there. I’m very brand loyal, so even when my office shifted, I continued going to that brewpub. One fine day, one of my friends, after much convincing, literally dragged me to Toit for his birthday.

…that if there’s once place i will go to, it will be Toit.

And after that day, I haven’t gone to another brewpub. That was in October 2012. Everybody knows, my family and my friends, that if there’s once place I will go to, it will be Toit. You will definitely find me at Toit. In a saree. You can also add that I love sarees! I think I have around 400, and I don’t care if I get weird looks when I walk into a pub wearing a saree. I’m most comfortable in them and love collecting new ones too!

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Look forward to having you back when you are old enough to get Toit!

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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