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.

Our standard opening question—why do you think you were selected as the Mug Holder of the month?

I believe it’s a token of appreciation from Toit & Co towards my endless love for this place and its brewed beauties.

What do you do?

I work with Thomson Reuters as a Team Lead in Finance and Risk space.

Are you from Bangalore?

If not, where are you from and when did you move here? – I’m originally from Jammu & Kashmir, however, I have stayed in Bombay for the last ten years and moved to Bangalore about a year back.

What were you doing in Bombay before this?

I moved to Bombay for my studies. I did my engineering there in Electronics. Then I started working there as a Research Analyst at an Indian Market Research firm and later on moved to work with Thomson Reuters.

What do you like most about Bangalore? 

Toit and the Nitro Stout. Period. However, when I first came to Bangalore, I was in love with the weather here. Which seems to be fading lately, haha. Bangalore being a cosmopolitan city, has been amazing in several aspects. I love the fact about people here, both locals and those who have ended up in this city for jobs and studies. Every one of them is so accepting and open for a talk. The social life here is quite buzzing with genuine and concerning people around you living their happy lives just like you!

What is it about Toit that brings you back here so often?

 Primarily, the Nitro Stout, Secondly, the humblest beings I’ve ever met in my life, the Toit staff and then of course my regular Toit friends. It feels more like a family reunion every time I come here.

Have you always loved beer?

Well, my first experience with beer was horrible. I remember I had said I’d never have beer again. But it was only after I started coming to Toit that I have a new found love for beer and brewed beers, especially.

Tell us about one of the best memories you’ve had at Toit?

There was this one time, when my flatmate and longtime buddy, Nijil Pillai, my colleague, Srikar Reddy and I decided to come to Toit randomly on a weekday. This was very early when I had just started coming to Toit and had only made few friends here. And the best part about that night was, that although unplanned, we ended up with a group of 7-8 Toit friends chilling together on a weekday and knowing each other personally was such a transcending experience. Everyone came from a different background, a different city, yet Toit made us forget all of that and interact at a level which I’m pretty sure, we wouldn’t otherwise.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

I was recently interviewing candidates, part of a campus drive, at Thomson Reuters and we had MBA fresher’s coming in from Christ College. The first interesting thing I learnt that day was every student in Christ is a Malayali (aka Mallu), period. So, my flatmate, Nijil, being a Malayali himself, I’ve come to terms with a lot of Malayali names. However, this funny thing happened when I interviewed a Malayali with the surname “Singh” and while talking about it to Nijil, we were wondering if the person purposely went to stay in Kerala and got Malayali citizenship just to get admitted in Christ! (Pun intended) Honestly, no offence meant for Malayalis or Christ! I’m myself proud to have several Malayali friends in my life (I’m not sure though what happens after they read this, haha).

Tell us a little more about your regular Toit friends?

Starting from the first person I actually ever interacted with in Toit, Vipin Pillai. This guy I’m pretty sure is a beer connoisseur by now. He’s the one who actually made me fall in love with the Nitro Stout (by far the best stout in town) and to this date I respect his suggestion. Then came Neeraj and Ashish, both work for Dell and thanks to them, half of Dell knows me now! We even discussed this once that if I ever happened to interview with Dell, we’re sure that I’ll get through quite easily. (Pun intended). Neeraj and Ashish are my connection to the North, since both are from the Northern Part of India as well. Then the current and former Toit staff, Ashvin, Sriram, Shankar, Arjun, Satya, Jeffin (the brew master) *bows* and the rest! Sorry, if I skipped any names here guys.

What are you reading at the moment? Any reading recommendations too?

I’m currently reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I personally love Murakami and his work, especially, Kafka on the Shore and Sputnik Sweetheart. You sure don’t wanna miss out on reading these two. I also love The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. One thing I love about The English Patient is there is this moment in the book while you’re reading it, wherein the writer would ask you to read the book at the same speed as the writer would have actually wrote it. Trust me. It completely changed my reading experience.

What’s your best go-to snack with Toit beer?

Barbeque Chicken Pizza.

Tell us about things other than work that interest you?

I like to read and I occasionally write poetry.

You said that you like to write poetry, could you share a small piece with us?

This is straight from my blog (mayankoul.blogspot.in) and one of my personal favourites:

Absence.

The fragrant flowers of your grave, the burning incense thus die,
Leaving my fears long alone, the inevitable calm creeping by,
Making promises yet again, pointing out my misery and why,
Sinking through the clear smoke, sitting awake thinking high,
Out of belief short of love, wide awake about to cry,
For once i did believe in love, for you promised wouldn't lie,
Now i sit under my quilt absolute in silence, the night hence whispers by,
And i am stuck again same place, as to get out i dearly try,
Deep down below my skin, the calling is to live by,
Dream again a better world, live again the same lie,
Turing times of pure liberation, twinkling nights thus deny,
Thus haunted by sure absence, holding sight of the last good bye.

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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

Guest Brew On Tap

Beachshack IPA

In celebration of craft, we’re hopped to be hosting the Beackshack IPA from Arbor Brewing on our guest tap.

This special is a surprisingly crisp and easy-drinking beer with a vesuvian hop finish, and is packed with citrus and tropical fruit aromas, making for a truly refreshing brew!

AROMA

Strong hoppy aroma, citrus, pine, sweet tropical fruity. 

ABV

6%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body with a smooth bitterness. Clean and dry finish with medium carbonation.

APPEARANCE

Pale to yellow gold colour, light to medium body ,clean and clear beer.

FLAVOUR

Medium malty mouthfeel, bunch of hoppy notes citrus, pine, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, Stone fruit, floral notes came through hops. Complex hops.

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

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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

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

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

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

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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.

Specials

Jack in the box

Jackfruit ale

Brewed with Pale Ale, Oat & Crystal malt, this special brew is infused with loads of fresh jackfruit, which imparts a subtle fruity aroma & flavour.

This Jack is definitely out of the box!

AROMA

Fruity

ABV

5%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body

APPEARANCE

Pale straw to very dark orange in colour

FLAVOUR

Rich malt & subtle jackfruit

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

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

  • 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.

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All tours are currently out of Toit Bangalore.

    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

    Special Herbal Beer

    Kudix Kashayam

    The brainchild of our head brewer, we’re celebrating local produce the way we know best—through a special, one-of-a-kind beer!

    Brewed with turmeric, honey, liquorice, ashwagandha and many other local herbs, this brew is an homage to the harvest season in South India.

    It’s fully local, it’s fully toit, so make sure you try this one before it runs out because you won’t find this style anywhere else!

    AROMA

    Herbal, turmeric

    ABV

    5.5%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium to light body

    APPEARANCE

    Deep turmeric yellow with yellowish-white head

    FLAVOUR

    Turmeric and liquorice notes, with a honey after-taste