Bangalore’s love for beer is clearly evident with numerous microbreweries cropping in every nook and corner. These breweries have earned repute for introducing some of the best stouts, ales, and lagers. While some of them have been running since a few years, many have just followed the league of the ever-growing pubbing culture. Thanks to these curious brewery owners who never want you to settle for anything but the best, finding your personal happy spot is easier than ever.
From dark chocolaty stouts that offer an explosion of flavors to the classics such as Indian Pale Ale and everything in between, Bengaluru is every beer lover’s paradise. Whether you are on your business trip or in the town to utilize that spa package in Bangalore that you got complimentary on your last vacation to the Silicon Valley of India, here are some of the best microbreweries to guzzle the best beer in town-
1) Arbor Brewing Company, Brigade Road
Giving your beer-drinking quest a smooth twist, “Smooth Criminal” is all you need to immerse yourself in the divine taste of honey blended with lavender. If you are a veteran drinker, Belgian styles “Pat Abbot” would blow your mind away while “No Parking Pilsner” can take your love for German beer high. “Holiday stout” and crowd favorite “Irish Stout” are some other specialties to try. If you prefer something light, say cheers to the “Raging Elephant”.
2) Toit Brewpub, Indiranagar
Serving as the much–needed halt to your brewery-hopping expedition, Toit transforms into an absolute weekend magnet. If we talk about the specialties, “Tintin Toit ( a Belgian fusion), Basmati Blonde (a concoction of pale ale and aromatic rice) and the Dark Knight ( Irish stout) are up for a surprise. What acts as an icing on the cake are the appetizers such as lamb and fig pizzas, beefy-loaded potatoes, etc. that double up your weekend boozing delight.
3) Windmills Craftworks, Whitefield
Touted to be one of the best in town, Windmills Craftworks has options galore for a fun-filled evening. Special brews are served alongside Golden Ale, Stout, Hefeweizen, and India Pale Ale based on different occasions and seasons. You are sure to have your day at Windmills if you are a fan of dark beer. If you are too tired to try and decide your ideal pick, Hefeweizen(fruit beer with hints of banana and clove) is an all-time favorite. Do not worry about the side dishes as the place has many options such as pork chops, keema pav, and risotto, etc. to pair up with your beer.
4) The Biere Club, Lavelle Road
One of the first breweries to kick start the trend, The Biere Club is still high in demand. Other than beers, it’s their special Plank Pizzas that attract patrons. An array of classic, specialty, and flavored beers are served here. The ambiance is amazing and so is the staff.
Bars of the Best hotels in Bangalore such as The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore are also an option if you crave all things fancy- good food, fantastic setting, music, and booze.
What better time to say “bottoms up, peeps!?