With Its Countless Brewpubs, Why Is Bangalore A Beer Crafter’s Dream?

by Mallika Khurana
With Its Countless Brewpubs, Why Is Bangalore A Beer Crafter’s Dream?

In the heart of bustling metro cities across India, there’s a beer revolution underway, and it’s taking the form of brewpubs. These vibrant hubs of craft beer culture have been sprouting up, offering a haven for beer enthusiasts and culinary explorers alike. Among these urban oases of flavour and freshness, Bengaluru stands tall as the undisputed leader, spearheading India’s brewpub movement. But it’s not just about beer; it’s about the experience, the community, and the thrilling journey through a diverse world of craft brews.

Exploring The Brewpub Culture In India

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The brewpub culture in metro cities in India has seen significant growth in recent years, with Bengaluru leading the way. This trend is driven by the rising popularity of craft beers and a shift in consumer preferences towards fresher, locally brewed options. Metro cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, and Pune have witnessed a craft beer revolution. Brewpubs have become hubs for craft beer enthusiasts who appreciate unique flavours and high-quality brews. 

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Why Bengaluru Leads The Movement? 

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Bengaluru, often referred to as the “Pub Capital of India,” was among the first cities to embrace the brewpub culture. Toit Brewpub, one of India’s earliest microbreweries, opened its doors in Bengaluru in 2010, setting the stage for others to follow. The city’s thriving IT industry and a young, cosmopolitan population have contributed to the city’s dynamic beer culture. The city hosts craft beer festivals, such as “The Great Indian Octoberfest,” attracting brewers and beer enthusiasts from across the country. 

Bengaluru boasts several brewery clusters, such as Sarjapur Road, Koramangala, and Whitefield. These clusters make it convenient for residents to explore different brewpubs within close proximity.

Best Draught Beers To Try In Different Cities 


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Bengaluru: Toit’s Basmati Blonde, Windmills Craftworks’ Hefeweizen, and Brewsky’s Zenith IPA.

Mumbai: Gateway Brewing Co.’s Doppelganger, The White Owl’s Diablo, and Independence Brewing Company’s Four Grain Saison.

Delhi: Simba Stout by Simba Craft Beers, Bira 91’s White Ale, and White Owl’s Spark Belgian Wit.

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The brewpub culture in metro cities is a testament to India’s evolving beer landscape. With an increasing number of breweries,  it’s an exciting time for beer enthusiasts across the country. Bengaluru’s pioneering spirit and thriving brewpub scene have played a pivotal role in shaping this trend.

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