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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They loathe being the stereotypical lovey-dovey couple, and will probably choose beer drinking over a romantic dinner every single time, but their story sounds like the plot for a classic rom-com—say hello to Karan and Rima, our Mug Holders for the month of Feb. 

What do you both do?

Rima: I’m a jewellery designer. I’m working for a diamond jewellery manufacturing company. So lot’s of designing and sales—that’s what I do.

Karan: And I’m a graphic designer. I run my own graphics and animation studio. It’s called Studio 9 and we do a lot of branding, anything to do with digital media in the creative space.

Are you guys from Bangalore?

Karan: Neither of us are from here originally.

Rima: I’ve been born and brought up in Libya, and I was there for 20 years. Then I was in Dubai for 4 years, I was studying there. My dad is originally from Bangalore, so he moved back here after almost 26 years, and that’s how even I came back here. I’ve been here now for almost 4 years now.

Karan: I was born and brought up in Mumbai, but I’ve been in Bangalore for about 14 years now.

So you guys are married right?

Karan: Yes! We’ve been married for two and a half years.

How did you guys meet? Tell us your story!

Rima: So we met at Bangalore Fashion Week through a couple of friends.

We were both attending the after-party. The event happens over a span of 2-3 days right? So the first day he had gone and met my friends and they happened to go the next day as well. That’s when I joined them.

I remember when we picked him up, and because there were a lot of single girls in our group, our friends were like “we’re going to pick up this hot guy, he’s really cute and stuff”, and we just said “we know what your hot guys are! We’re not interested!”
I remember saying that he must be some ‘chomu’ but then I ended up marrying this ‘chomu’! *laughs*

No, but it was really funny because I’m not the kind of person to go and talk to a guy for a very long time. But that entire night we were talking like we’ve been friends for ages.

One of our friends had a huge part to play in this because we both ended up going to the loo together and she was like “how do you find this guy Karan? You’ve been talking to him a lot.” And I was all like “Yeah, he’s cute.” She was shocked that I said a guy was cute, for like the first time, and said, “ You know what? I’m just telling you that he’s going to ask you for your number”, and then she just walked away.

I ran after her, asking her not to do anything because I wasn’t interested, but she just asked me to shut up and leave it to her.

Our friends made it a point to make us sit together on the way back, and I knew it was going to come.

Karan: And it did. I asked her for her number. The friend, Arpitha, said that I must ask Rima for her number. I didn’t know she pushed both of us into it. And that’s how we got each other’s numbers and started messaging.

And when did you guys get married?

Rima: It was actually very quick. We got engaged within three or four months, and married about nine to ten months after that. So it was very, very quick!

Karan: In that group of girls at the party, I only kept talking to her. And I also kept getting her drinks, so I think that helped! *laughs*

Rima: The drinks were on the house!

Karan: Hey, but it was a crowded bar, so it took some effort.

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How did Toit figure in your story?

Karan: I’ve been coming to Toit since it started actually. It was this new place in Indiranagar about five years back, and my friends had come down to Bangalore, so I said we must check out this new place.
We came here one afternoon, and we loved it so much that we came back the next day, and the day after that too—three days in a row.
I remember that Amaya was serving us then, and he’s here still. This place has always been special. When they started their brewing, I loved the beers so much. It’s just been Toit all along.

Did you bring Rima here?

Rima: I came here before I met him, with my friends. And this was before they served brewed beer.
I remember the first time I came here I ordered bottled beer, but then now when I think about it, I’ll never order bottled beer here. It’s like a sin!

Do you guys come here a lot together?

Rima: This is our place, where we don’t really need to think about before coming. Like we can come here however we are. I mean, we’ve come here in track pants and stuff, and no one really cares. It’s so casual and chilled out.

Karan: Yeah. You can just be what you want, enjoy your beer, have your food.

Have you both always been beer drinkers? Or is that something you’ve cultivated over time?

Karan: I’ve always been! I mean I’ve loved beer ever since I started drinking when I was 14 or 15. *laughs*
I’ve always loved beer, and my love for beer only grew after Toit.
For us also, it’s a special place. We’ve come here two Valentine’s Days together. We don’t have to think anymore. Toit is our place, this is where what we love to eat and drink is.

Rima: Speaking about Valentine’s Day, we’re not the very typical, candlelight dinner kind of couple.

Karan: Yeah! I would prefer a beer any day.

In the 2 and a half years you’ve been together, what is the best thing you’ve done as a couple?

Karan: I think the bar hopping night was fun. It was something because couple’s don’t really bar hop on Valentine’s Day. It’s usually something more intimate. We both like doing more fun things. We’ve had great memories here as well! Like, this birthday of mine I celebrated here two years ago.

Rima: By the way, let me just say, he’s celebrated three of his birthdays at Toit, in a row. In fact, for his 30th birthday, I wanted to do something different. So we couldn’t come to Toit, but I made sure he took the Brewery Tour. That was one of his birthday gifts. So technically, four years in a row, he has come here for his birthday.

Karan: Coming back to that crazy story, I remember it was 12, and these guys ordered all the shots on the menu for me. I had to shoot them all in a go, without a break. And I’d already had six beers! So that was a pretty crazy night.

Have you done anything crazy here as well, Rima?

Rima: Yes! In fact, for my bachelorette, my friends planned this whole bar hopping thing, and we started off with Toit.
Since I was the first one from the group to get married, the girls were really excited and wanted me to do everything!
They made me go up to guys, get their numbers, me being the last person to do something like that.

In fact, I was telling them that the first guy’s number I got, I ended up marrying. So you can imagine how bad I am at doing all this! It was quite fun though.

This is our standard couple question- tell us what qualities you like the best and the least about each other?

Karan: I think the best quality about her is that she is sweet and understanding. And the biggest for me is that she loves beer! So I don’t have to look out for a drinking partner at all. I love hanging out with her because we can hang out over a beer anytime.
The most annoying I would say is not coming to Toit every week.

Rima: You’re just saying this because it’s a Toit interview! I think there are lots of things about me that annoy him!

Karan: There are, but you know, it’s all normal in a relationship.

What a safe answer! What about you Rima?

Rima: Let me start with the bad first so that I can cover it up with the good.
I think the only thing that annoys me about him is that sometimes he’s a bit too nice, and people end up taking advantage of his niceness.
Like he always says yes to everything, so I would like for him to learn to say no. And sometimes, his temper.

But other than that, you know, I couldn’t have asked for better. Because honestly, we are more like friends than being this typical husband-wife kind of couple.

We have a lot of things in common, besides being poles apart as well. So that really brings us together.

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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

Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

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