Kudix Mug Holders 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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What does a resort inspecting holiday planner, an IT guy with a passion for all things planetary, and a just-out-of-school freelance designer have in common? Beer, of course!
Say hello to Aveek, Anurag and Prakash, our Kudix Mug Holders for the month of June—a trio that loves long drives, good food and fresh brews.

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

Anurag: We’re here pretty often, ya. That’s pretty much it. High frequency.

Aveek: We’re here more often than the manager.

Prakash: Especially Anurag, he beats us on a scale of 1-10. Every one time we’re here, he’s here 10 times.

Anurag: No, no!

Prakash: Ok fine, 9 times.

 I’m not here for the quantity but more the quality

Does he also drink 10 beers for every 1 the two of you have?

Anurag: No, I’m not here for the quantity but more the quality.

Prakash: So that would be your answer, the quality of the beer.

So, how do you guys know each other?

Anurag: Prakash and I are neighbours. We’re still wondering how we met Aveek.

He’s done a lot of creatives for the both of us, and his dad is a friend of one of my friend’s.

Aveek: Basically, it’s a long, old story.

You do creatives for them? So what do you guys do?

Prakash: I’m in the holidaying business. I provide services to members, by helping them expand their choices in terms of the destinations they want to go to for a holiday. So it’s an exchange company, like say if you’re a member of a club you have access to the five resorts that the club might have. I give them a choice of another three and a half thousand worldwide, where they could go and holiday.

Actually my primary profession is to drink beer, and on the side I pretend to design

Anurag: Let me sum it up, ya! He gets to go and check out resorts, and sometimes he lets some of us tag along. That’s the gist of it. All the three of us like driving and making trips, and trips with Prakash are nice because we get to stay in nice places. We’re like guests of honour over there. And I’ve got a boring IT job, yaar.

Aveek: Actually my primary profession is to drink beer, and on the side I pretend to design. I’m a freelance industrial and graphic designer.

Anurag: He’s just come out of school! He’s just so incredibly creative, that we don’t ask him any questions.

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Are you all based out of Bangalore?

Aveek: I was born in Bombay. I shifted here in 2000, but man, I love this city.

Prakash: I’m from Kerala originally, but I’ve been in Bangalore since ’95. So, very much a Bangalorean.

Anurag: I’ve moved around because my dad was in the Army. We moved more often to Bangalore than other places so we ended up settling here.

How long have you guys known each other?

Prakash: About 8 years or so.

Anurag: We’ve been drinking together for the last 8 years.

He’s just out of school and you’ve been drinking for the last 8 years?

Anurag: He’s not really just out of school.

Aveek: Let’s leave that out maybe? But seriously, I get to do a lot of things with these guys that I wouldn’t normally be able to—I get to go on road trips, I get to drink beer in the afternoons and I get to rip on old people.

So how did Toit become part of your drinking equation?

Aveek: It’s the only place Anurag would ever meet me! He wouldn’t meet me anywhere else.

Anurag: Ya, you know it’s close by and it’s kind of like the old television series, Cheers, for me. That was aired possibly before Aveek was born. But ya, office and home are close by.

I came here once when they hadn’t started brewing and I abandoned the place—that was it. I’m fed up of bottled beer. Companies keep tampering and messing with it and it’s not consistent. Here, once they started brewing, I was on!

The beer is delicious. What can I say?! I’ve been to all the places and they make the best beer over here.

Prakash: Yeah. It’s the beer. It’s the distance also. Only Aveek comes from somewhere near Whitefield.

Aveek: The beer is delicious. What can I say?! I’ve been to all the places and they make the best beer over here.

Prakash: Fact of the matter is that we pass at least 35 different pubs and restaurants before we reach here, and we’ve checked out quite a few of those, you know. So it’s for the beer and more. But starting with the beer, that drags us here.

Any fun beer drinking related stories from the 4 years you’ve been coming here together?

Prakash: Very honestly, I’m not much of a beer drinker. I’m more of a whiskey-hard liquor guy. So this is probably the only place I come and drink beer. In terms of stories at Toit… (looks at Anurag)

Anurag: No, man! I’ve done nothing here. I just come and drink. I intervened in a skirmish once which just made me very popular with one of the waiters. Somebody was being rude to him and being aggressive, and it’s not like I got into a fight, but I just told them to chill and not be rude.
The only craziness that happens is when I come here with my boys.

Oh, so you’re here with family too?

Anurag: Yeah, I come here with my sons, who are 7 and 9 years of age.

Prakash: It’s actually very difficult to tell them we’re going to Toit. Because then they want to come along. Can’t bring them out on a school night. It’s just that if we need to meet someone, we’d rather meet them here than at a coffee shop.

Aveek: Yes, I do the same actually. A lot of my meetings, I hold here. Plus the added perk is that if it’s someone from out of town, then they get introduced to a nice place—they like the beer, which means they like me more! It’s actually really, really good for business like that.

Anurag: And unlike most other places, they play the music here on low, so you can actually talk, maybe except on Fridays and Saturdays. Other places, I don’t understand—they just crank it up, even at coffee shops.

Aveek is unusual. We’re not! He’s the one who makes us odd, ya!

Your group is an unusual one. Do you meet a lot of new people here?

Anurag: Aveek is unusual. We’re not! He’s the one who makes us odd, ya!
But I think in India, that is one fundamental problem. You’re sitting on this table and that’s it. You don’t chit-chat with other people. It’s very limited. It’s unusual to meet new people in a bar in India.

Aveek: That’s not true!

Prakash: Probably requires a personality like Aveek’s.

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Do you think that the introduction of breweries has affected the drinking culture and approach to alcohol?

Aveek: Actually, I wasn’t much of a beer drinker until I tasted freshly brewed beer. I think the first time was when I was in Europe and they had a whole bunch of funky beers on tap. Freshly brewed beer is just delicious, and bottled beer has all these preservatives and stuff. I was pretty sick of bottled beer and switched to whiskey and gins. But this really does it for me. I can have this on a Wednesday afternoon, and it’s fine—it’s tasty and doesn’t get me wasted.

Prakash: Absolutely. We’ve tried a couple of places and we just come back here. The consistency here is very high, and this is true for the food as well.

Anurag: Yeah, not matter what time of the day or what day of the week, the service, and food is always spot on. It’s just really well run, the whole place. Right from the waiters to everybody, it’s got a very good vibe.

But when you think about it, anybody I know who goes to a brewery prefers fresh brew over bottled beer. I think it is affecting people—it’s affecting me and I know it’s affecting these guys, to the extent that I don’t drink bottled beer anymore! I want a brewed beer!
If we ever see someone with bottled beer at Toit, it’s almost funny, like we want to take pictures and all that. I mean, why would you drink bottled beer?

So what are your favourites here?

Aveek: Beer- The Basmati and the Tint-In-Wit, and the Aam Aadmi Ale when it comes out. Absolutely adore it!
Food- The steaks! When I ask for a juicy and bloody steak, they actually give it to me like I want it!

Prakash: Beer-Nitro Stout and the Hefeweizen also.
Food- The Pizzas! We do a lot of Pizzas here. I miss the Shrimp and Orange salad though. It was an exotic one!

Anurag: Beer- Same beers.
Food- Steak and Pizzas.

If we ever see someone with bottled beer at Toit, it’s almost funny…

So when you’re not drinking or working, what do you do?

Anurag: Actually, we are starting a Space Blog. Basically we drive to Sriharikota and take pictures of the ISRO rockets taking off. And so we’re going to start a blog to encourage more people to go and see this stuff.

Aveek: Have you ever seen a rocket launch in real life? It is insane!

Anurag: Although the closest we get to the site is from a distance of 10 kilometres, the rocket itself is about 12-13 floors high, so while it’s still small in the distance, it’s still a magnificent sight. It’s a great drive and just something we like doing. It’s of course just a purely interest based thing, and we want more people to get out there and witness this amazing sight.

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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