Bengaluru and beer go hand in hand. No wonder the city consumes nearly 7.8 crore litres of beer in a week! Shocking, right? But when your motto is ‘beer hi bae hai’, toh fir toh banta hai! But let’s give you a list of some of the best breweries in Bengaluru city that you must visit in 2019 –
1. Byg Brewski Brewery Company – India’s Largest Brewery
Touted as the biggest microbrewery in India, Byg Brewski spreads across 65,000 square feet and can hold up to 2000 people at a time. It serves 16 brews and it boasts five different experiential zones. Byg Brewski at Sarjapur road and has excellent brews and lovely food to keep your Saturday nights as entertaining as you like it. An open-air rooftop restaurant, overlooking the vast lake is something that would be perfect for having a great evening with your friends. Along with your beers, you’ll find a great deal of appetizers, that they call ‘Beer Buddy Chews’ in the menu section. You could also try the Crunchy Munchies or if you’ve got an appetite, dive into the burgers and the rolls. If you’re a ‘weight watcher’, they’ve got greens and salads on the menu.
Address: Byg Brewski, Sarjapur Road, Behind MK Retail, Before WIPRO Corporate Office, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035
Phone: 080 3951 4766
Approx cost: ₹1,600 for two people
2. The Bier Library – Brewery With A Pond & A Pet Zone
The Bier Library (TBL) is the newbie in Koramangala that you Bengaluru peeps definitely need to check out for your drinking plans with your squad. The brewery has an open seating with a beautifully lit space that comes with an open pond in the middle. Gather your friends and head straight to this brewery for drinking plans, it has chill vibes to set your mood and indulge in conversations. The brewery even has a pet zone which makes it more exciting. Now you don’t have to leave your furry friends behind, just get them along instead and have a fun time.
Address: The Bier Library, 14, Patel Narayana Reddy Layout, 80 Ft Main Road, Koramangala 6th Block, Bangalore
Phone: 080 49652542
Cost for two: ₹1,500
3. Arbor Brewing Company
Arbor Brewing Company, started in Michigan, a pioneering craft beer company was founded in 1995. In 2012, they partnered with the Bangalore native and Michigan alum Gaurav Sikka and opened India’s first American-style brewpub in India. The ABC in Bengaluru specializes in handcrafted beer and creative concepts of food all with an Indian twist. We’ve all heard of beer shampoo but have you heard of beer soaps? Well, ABC even sells these beery soaps that are made in their signature brews and are priced at ₹120 per piece.
Address: Arbor Brewing Company, 8 Magrath Road, Allied Grande Plaza 3rd Floor, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Phone: 080501 4447
Bengaluru’s crowd favourite definitely has to be Toit. If you’re looking for a good time along and want to unwind with a few beers, head here. Toit prepares a wonderful range of beers including Basmati Blonde, Dark Knight, Toit Weiss, Colokial Toit, Kilnaleck Toit, and Tintin Toit. These beers range from light or crisp tastes to dark and bitter. Try out some Indian Pale Ales or even Irish Red Ales with their combination of brews. If you’re still unsure, just go for their sample trays of all 6 beers and choose your best!
Address: Toit, 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
Phone: 090197 13388
Biergarten in Whitefield, Bengaluru has established a beer garden relating to the trend of Germany’s famous beer garden and encourages people to bond over beer. This place is a 14,000 sq ft beer garden with exotic brews and ingredients from Germany. The decor of the place is such that people can interact with each other in the main courtyard and enjoy a few brews.
You can choose from 4 beers on the tap –
1. The Regular Lager – Clean, golden, crispy, malty & light bodied makes an ideal beer for session drinking (₹325 for 330ml)
2. The German Lager – Traditional Hefeweizen is straw colored and cloudy with a white fluffy head (₹325 for 330ml)
3. The Dunkel Lager – A slightly heavier body with roasted notes made with darker malts (₹325 for 330ml)
4. The Amber Lager – The strongest of the 4, this new addition is a wheat beer with bitter notes (₹325 for 330ml)
Address: Biergarten Brewery & Kitchen, 2, Doddenakundi Industrial Area, Graphite India Main Road, Doddanekundi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048
Phone: 096202 06474
Approx cost: ₹1,500 for two people