Pet-a-tête

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Tell us a short story on your 3 beautiful four-legged creatures in your life?

My boys – Biggie, Mufasa & Beast, were all rescued off the streets of Bangalore. Puppy brothers from different mothers.

Biggie came first to us, he was a motherless puppy who was found with a small head injury. He had already shifted two foster homes before he came to us. We were supposed to foster him till he found a home but it was love at first sight. I just couldn’t get myself to let him move to a new home again and so he stayed.

Mufasa was Biggies’s first friend – a streetie who lived near our apartment at the time. Mufasa didn’t have a sheltered life like Biggie. Life on the street for him was rough and unforgiving and my only regret till date is not getting him home sooner. We adopted Mufasa a year after knowing him.

My husband found Beast a little 4-month-old puppy lost and alone stuck in a drain in Kasturinagar. We decided to foster him till he found a home. We waited and we waited but no one came forward to adopt him and so he just became a part of the family. 

I wish people didn’t generalise indies and gave them a chance. I mean look at my boys they are perfect! I wouldn’t change a thing. They complete me and make everything better. #adoptdontshop

What’s a day in your life with the 3 of them?

I am a graphic designer who is fortunate enough to work from home. Working from home allows me to spend my day with my boys hanging out in my pyjamas while still being able to make a living. 

A typical day starts at 5.00 – 5.30 am with Biggie headbutting me. He is such a morning dog. After walking and feeding the boys they are happy to take a nice long nap. In the afternoons you can find Biggie sleeping stretched across the bed with his head on a pillow. Mufasa loves sleeping in boxes we have dog beds but he picks the box over the beds always! and Beast is my little baby so he’ll be curled up next to my feet while I get on with some work. I work till about 5.00pm taking short breaks in between to kiss and pet my boys. They are at their absolute best behaviour during this time. 

At around 6.00pm the alarm clock goes off in Biggie’s head and it’s walk time again. Our walks last for about 45mins to an hour each time. After the walk, I prepare our dinner, somedays I snuggle up with them and watch TV shows around this time.
And then the lights go off as we prepare to sleep we are two humans, Biggie & Beast on the bed and Mufasa in his box. With dogs, we have discipline and routine and we look forward to doing it all over again the next day.

Permit Room or Toit – which one do you visit more often? And what’s their preference?

The boys have been to Toit, we’re yet to take them to Permit Room. But you can find all our furry friends – Grace, Snowy, Goofy, Maya, Mogambo, Rocky, Tommy, Tango, Piper, Curcuma, Juno, Timmy, Caramel and Pixie at Permit Room every Sunday. There is a lovely outdoor area and we love Cynthia. She’s the best!

Their names – how did that come about, were there options because these are such lovely names!

Thank You 🙂 Biggie is short for Biggie Smalls named after the American rapper, Notorious B.I.G. it just seemed fitting for his personality. Mufasa is named after Lion King and Beast was a bet I lost to my friends and husband. I really wanted to call him Sapota.

Your favourite moment with them that you love to share?

I’m embarrassed to share this but we have a little walk time song and dance we do everyday. They get so excited hearing it jump up and down furniture, do a full-body wag and sometimes they sing along too!

Do they all like the same treats or do each one of them have a preference?

Their current favourite treats are natural chews from Canine Craving. I would recommend them to all Pet Parents.

What is your favourite thing to do together?

Other than taking them to fun locations where they can romp around off-leash I would say Netflix and snuggle-up time. Can’t think of anything more dreamy.

Do you go outdoors? If yes, where is your favourite place to go together?

We love outdoors! On most weekends we go out for short treks in and around Bangalore so the boys can enjoy some off-leash time. Whenever possible we find pet-friendly cafes and spend the afternoon with them. Our favourite time is our pet vacays some of the places we’ve been to are Goa, Chikmagalur and Kerala.

What is the hardest thing about being their owner?

Having dogs is the most rewarding thing but it is a full-time job. I’m not complaining! I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s just hard to do things at a moment’s notice. I refuse to stay out late if I haven’t planned ahead. And to be honest I can’t stay away from them too long either without getting anxious. 

What is the most rewarding thing about being their owner?

At the risk of sounding cliché, I would say you don’t know unconditional love without a dog in your life. They complete me.

Have you ever taught them any tricks? if so, what?

Not really, they know how to sit but it’s conditional only if you have a treat for them. Despite that, they are great observers and have a decent vocabulary you can expect a certain kind of behaviour for the words you say.

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Special Beer

Beetroot Lemon Gose

This special beer is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with beetroot, lemon, and pink salt. (Ingredients that also give it the unusual colour.)

This is an easy-going, sessionable beer but has a unique complexity achieved by beetroot juice and lemon. 

AROMA

Earthy, lemon

ABV

4.8%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium-light body

APPEARANCE

Ruby with pink tones

FLAVOUR

Tangy, light, sweet and sour with the earthy sweetness of beetroot

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

Kolsch

A clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer with a very subtle fruit and hop character. Made with a single hop, Mandarina Bavaria, that lends the brew a distinctive lemon rind flavour, that makes this pleasant beer all the more refreshing. 

AROMA

Low malt aroma, with a grainy-sweet character. A delicately spicy hop aroma, with a subtle fruit aroma

ABV

4.9%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium-light with medium carbonation

APPEARANCE

Clear, pale gold to light gold

FLAVOUR

Low fruity sweetness, medium-low bitterness with delicate dryness and slight crispness

Special Beer

Black Rice Ale

Looking for something a little different?  
Brewed with black rice and specialty malts, this special brew is characterised by a slight malt sweetness, and balanced out by an earthy and nutty note that comes from the black rice.

AROMA

Mild sweetness

ABV

5.5%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body

APPEARANCE

Dark brown

FLAVOUR

Brown bread, light nutty and chocolate notes

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

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

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

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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

    Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

    TOIT PUNE

    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

    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