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If an Indian city were to be linked to beer, it would be Bengaluru. The city is known for its pub culture and draught beer that made an appearance as early as 1985. That was the year Bengaluru got its first brewery; ‘United Breweries’. Since then, over 300 pubs have opened in the city.
So, it isn’t surprising to note that even a pandemic couldn’t dim Bengaluru’s pub vibe. Here are some of the most popular new joints in the city.
List Of The Best Breweries In Bangalore
Here is a list of some of the best Bangalore breweries.
1. The Merak Brewhouse at JW Marriott
The Merak Brewhouse is one of the best breweries in Bangalore and the latest microbrewery to be set up within a 5-star hotel. It’s a blend of a luxury experience with the chilled vibe Bengaluru’s pubs are known for. Though the brewhouse stands within a 5-star property, the prices are at par with the city’s other microbreweries.
Karthik Singh, the brewmaster at the brewhouse is part of the reason for the popularity the place has earned. Some of their most prized brews include the intensely aromatic American Style West Coast IPA, the amber-colored spicy Saison and a delicate, fruity Kolsch.
2. The Hopshaus Taproom & Kitchen
The Hopshaus Taproom in Whitefield and Indiranagar has a unique buzz of their own. The kitchens offer a tavern-style food menu and an extensive draught beer collection on tap as well as a variety of ‘Haus cocktails’.
The cocktails use a blend of botanical ingredients, local spices and handcrafted bitters to celebrate seasonal flavors. Try the refreshing gin-based Eastside, the Asian Gimlet that uses a secret syrup to enhance Vodka flavors and the Purple Compass that balances white rum with blue tea and citrus notes.
3. BLR Brewing Co
The success of BLR Brewing Co on Kanakpura Road and in Electronic City are proof of how the city’s brewing action is spreading outwards from the Bengaluru city centre. Of course, they have a variety of craft brews on tap; Belgian Wit, German Lager, Hefeweizen, Smoked Wheat and more.
They also offer intriguing craft cocktails and a curated menu of local cuisine-inspired short eats. Do try their Coorg Style Pork, Podi Idli and Kundapura Ghee Roast Chicken
4. What the Ale?!
With a funky name, this brewery in Electronic City is known for specialty craft beers and an experimental food menu. The Toast Red Ale, American-style Passionfruit Blonde and Belgian-style Hibiskiss are some of the most popular brews served here. And, when it comes to the food pages on the menu, there’s the Baked Fish Puliogare, Podi Pork Belly and more to complement the beer.
5. Geist Brewing Taproom
Geist gives Bengalureans the choice of catching a drink in their pet-friendly beer garden in Nimbekaipura or the Orion Mall in Malleshwaram. Geist also supplies fresh craft beer made in its factory to other pubs and restaurants in the city. The Rauch-A-Fella, the Geist Marzen and the Kamacitra are some of its most popular flavors.
6. Arbor Brewing Company (ABC)
One of the older pubs in Bengaluru, the Arbor Brewing Company is as popular today as it was when it was founded in 2012. The brewery is the result of a partnership between Bangalore native, Gaurav Sikka and the Michigan-based brewery by the same name. It’s India’s first American-style brewery.
With a fantastic range of beers including the Garam Masala Pale Ale, traditional Irish stout and refreshing German-style Pilsner, the brewery caters to every palate. If you want to visit one of the best breweries in Bangalore, ABC won’t disappoint you.
It wouldn’t be possible to talk of Bengaluru’s pub scene without mentioning Toit. A neighborhood staple, they are known for their delectable crafted beers and delicious pub grub. There’s a seemingly endless range of beers, spirits and cocktails. Of these the Independence Brew and the Dark Knight stout are particularly noteworthy.
If you don’t want to stop at just savoring the flavors of these beers, take up their offer for a brewery tour and get an idea of how they’re made. One of the best breweries in Bangalore, Toit is a must-visit.
Ironhill isn’t just one of Bengaluru’s newest pubs, it is also the biggest microbrewery in the world. It’s spread across 1.3 lakh square feet and can accommodate over 1500 people simultaneously. The pub menu has 8 varieties of freshly brewed beer listed on it amidst a range of delectable dishes.
Try the Belgian Witbier, German Hefeweizen, English Red Ale, Ragi Ale, Summer Lager, Irish Stout, New England IPA and an Apple Cider. In addition, they pour seasonal brews as well.