The Curious Case of Kudix

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The rumours of the origins of Kudix have been afloat since the time we started sending it. Is he a mascot? Or is he a huggable cuddly fellow? Could he actually be a drunk skunk we chanced upon?

To that we have only one answer—yes.

The theories have been pretty wild. Ranging from Kudix being a former pet to a derivative of a beer function, we’ve heard the whole gamut.

A lot of iconic brands have had equally iconic animal mascots—Mickey Mouse, Tony the Tiger, Coco the Monkey, Cornelius the Rooster, Chester Cheetah, the mascots for all the houses in Hogwarts, inarguably the most famous school houses in the world. You get our drift.

So it only made sense when we started out on our humble quest to revolutionise the beer culture in the country, that we had the support of a solid mascot. And who better than a perpetually drunk skunk, right? Right…?!

Whatever the real origin story might be, Kudix happened, and he’s here to stay. The simplest way to explain Kudix’s existence (not that he needs justification of any sort) is that he’s the embodiment of everything that is Toit.
The spirit, the constant buzz, the laid back behaviour and of course, the love for sending it.

Which is why if you spend enough time at any of our brewpubs across the country, you’re bound to be made aware of his presence. Whether you like it or not. 

If he’s not hanging from one of the giant flexes of our beers, he’s definitely part of some painting looking down and judging you for drinking far too little. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot him moving around the brewing machines. But don’t get your hopes up.

He’s omnipresent. A friendly ghost to those committed to the cause of getting drunk, a Casper if you will. Our version of Nearly Headless Nick, except he’s Really Drunk Kudix. 

But we see him more as a reluctant guardian angel, working from behind the scenes, sneakily sampling the beer and making sure everything is just right for you.

Which is probably why we have some form of him on every floor. Not that we’re overly attached or anything, but if you look up right now, right where you are, you’ll spot him. 

Count how many times you spot him, and let us know. And while you’re at it, here’s a selection of some of those incredulous theories we’ve heard over time. For your entertainment and jolly.

The Original Owner

Because of the mysterious origins of the character, some say that Kudix might be the actual owner of Toit. (He certainly acts like it!)

You know, like one of those Illuminati buggers, the real boss behind the scenes, controlling us all with the temptation of good beer.

We don’t know how much credibility this theory has, but we sure don’t mind being under the spell if locally brewed beer is in the offing. 

The Mascot

He doesn’t like being called the mascot, because of the above discussed reasons. (You know, ego induced by being at the top of the behind-the-scenes beer mafia ranks.)

But a lot of people are of the belief that Kudix just is a harmless mascot—cute, fluffy, and constantly buzzing, kind of like that state everyone anyway ends up being in after one too many beers. 

What better way to represent this inexplicable state than through a mascot?

You could say that Kudix represents everything that is Toit. A state of blissful abandon induced by perpetually sending it.

One Of The Owner’s Former Pets

One rather popular theory that’s been floating around, and might or might not be true, is that one of the owners (any guesses who?), during a more youthful time in their lives, happened to own a pet skunk for a short period.

They soon realised that this wasn’t the best idea and let the skunk go, but the memory remained. And manifested in the form of the skunk you know and love.

A State of Mind

The more philosophical fellows are of a belief that Kudix really, actually is a state of mind.

An almost spiritual experience, wherein once you reach an elevated sense of self (thanks to one of our brews) you encounter this most pure form of drunkenness—think of it as a Yeti of Yeast, or perhaps a White Tiger visible only to the most virtuous. 

Except, he’s a Skunk of the City.

The Most Plausible Explanation

Not confirming or denying any of the other theories. But any ardent beer lover would be familiar with the term ‘skunked out’. For those not familiar, shame on you. 

Quickly though, beer is said to have a skunked flavour when struck by light. This happens when the light interacts with the hops in the beer. And fascinating as this may sound, this is not something you want happening to your beer.
The point being that ‘skunked out’ is believed to be another inspiration for the origin of our beloved Kudix the skunk.

Or maybe it’s just that word drunk rhymes with skunk, and as undramatic as that sounds, that’s really how all of this happened. 

Place your bets!

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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

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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

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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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    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.

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    Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

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    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

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    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