Mug Holder of the month

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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 Mug Holder of the Month is our little way of celebrating our customers, and their unique stories.

Say hello to Sai Kiran, our Mug Holders of the month from The Permit Room.

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

Well… I thought it is obvious that I’m selected. I’m probably the most regular at TPR since Nov 2016. Came here the first time on my birthday and since then have been very regular. It has become my hangout place. I never missed an opportunity to host my colleagues, customer (from US) to get them to TPR. Made good friends with the TPR team, be it with Chef Kavan, Bar Tender Noel, Sharath, Hari, Sivaram (Now at Toit), Jude (ex-TPR) and lot more. I would think I am your brand ambassador! 😉

Are you from Bangalore?

Technically, yes!! Spent more than half my life in Bangalore. Moved to BLR in 1994 and have been living here since then.

If not, tell us where you are from and how you ended up in Bangalore?

I was born in Rajahmundry (East Godavari Dist, Andhra Pradesh) and brought up in Vizag. Moved to Bangalore to pursue my engineering and didn’t want to move back. Decided to build my career here

Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?

I work for a Tokyo based MNC for the last 16 years. I play a senior level role with a 40 million revenue and handle 300 people spread across India. I manage the retail and transportation vertical.

What is it about The Permit Room that brings you back here so often?
  • The staff (they make me feel at home)
  • The cocktails, specifically made by Noel. He just doesn’t make the drinks, he adds love and affection in to them. I don’t have to ask what I want, I let him decide what I should have. He recommends the right drink based on my mood 😊
A few of your favourite things at The Permit Room?
  • The food. I kind of know the menu by heart
  • Choice of drinks
  • The ambience
  • The staff
  • Location
Tell us about things other than work that interest you?
  • Food – I have a passion towards food. I like to try new stuff. Connect with Chefs. If I’m not at my current job, I’d probably run a food business
  • Networking – I love meeting people and making friends
  • Movies – I’m addicted to Netflix
What kind of food business would you run?

I wish to bring local authentic cuisines which are not commonly available. Even though Bangalore has good Andhra restaurants like Nagarjuna, Bheema’s etc, the food that is available there is not like what we have home. That’s where my passion lies – to bring hidden recipes from nooks and corners into cities. The space would be something on the lines of Chipotle. A simple assembly where people can come and chose what they would like to have. From pickles, to curries to meats and rice/other accompaniments. I would love to take help from Chef Kavan if he is willing.

What is your go-to dish at TPR?

Gongura Chicken Winglets 

If you were given the role of a chef at The Permit Room, what dishes would you add to the menu?

Oh, the list is endless, but here are a few.

Under the desserts section, something called Pothareku, commonly called Paper sweet. This sweet originated in Andhra from my dad’s village called Atreyapuram. It’s a unique dish cooked by women at home. You start by mixing water and rice flour to form a watery liquid..Dip a muslin cloth into this liquid and spread the cloth on an inverted pot and take it off immediately. What is left is a thin layer, almost like a film. Fill it with jaggery or sugar and lots of ghee. Modern version today also have dry fruits and nuts. I am sure Kavan can give it a TPR twist!

The second one would be a dessert again. This one is called Kaja from my mother’s village Tapeswaram. It’s a really simple dessert made from maida rolled with ghee, cut and soaked in sugar syrup.

The third one would be a meat preparation, commonly known as Bamboo Chicken. The speciality of this dish is that we cook it today and eat it tomorrow. It’s usually found in the tribal district of the Godavari. It’s a really simple preparation where you cook the meat in bamboo shoot, and leave it in there until the juices settle into the meat. You can also use the Hilsa fish for this dish, 

We can use it as a starter or use the meat in biriyanis at The Permit Room.

If you could drink only one of our cocktails for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Whisky Rasam! I come here and only have that. I switched to Hyper Monk in between. I always sit at the bar. I have known Noel from his Black Cadiallc days. So even now, I sit at the bar, he talks to me, asks me about my day and my mood. Many a times, he makes cocktails depending on what my mood is like. I have a lot of memories here!

What are the top 3 movies/TV shows on your Must Watch list?

Will Smith – Enemy of the State

House of Cards

Designated Survivor 

Jason Statham movies 

I connect myself to these situations and apply tactics if needed in life.  

With all this superhero buzz going on, tell us, if you had a superpower, what would it be?

I am always fascinated with doing something different, more often than not. If I had a super power then I would manage 6-7 start ups at one point of time and help see through various innovative and creative projects!


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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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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.

    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