Guzzle Craft Beers at these Microbreweries in Bangalore

Navya posted on 01 February

Bangalore’s well-known love for beer has led to a microbrewery boom in the past few years. A recent count tells us that there are as many as 15 (whoa!) microbreweries in the city that are busy serving up their own ales, lagers, and stouts. LBB recommends that you hop, sip, and chug your way to a beer belly at these breweries in town.

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Windmill Craftworks

Readers’ vote

Toit

Arbor Brewing Company

ABC’s beer menu includes the Irish Stout (dark and with hints of coffee and caramel) and the light Raging Elephant (an Indian Pale Ale) that is perfect for a sweltering day. Smooth Criminal, that’s tinged with honey lavender, Phat Abbot, a Belgian ale, and No Parking Pilsner, a flavour-packed German brew, are the other (some are seasonal) favourites. We have more to say about them here.

Breweries

Allied Grande Plaza, 8, 3rd Floor, Magrath Road, Bengaluru

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Toit

A big hit with beer lovers in the city, Toit is a mandatory stop when you’re aboard the chug train. Their Basmati Blonde, a pale ale, Tintin Toit, a Belgian brew, and the Dark Knight, a stout – are among everyone’s top brews. Plus, their lamb and fig pizza to make this a memorable meal.

Breweries

298, Metro Pillar 62, Near KFC Restaurant, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Windmills Craftworks

Browse through a book or tune into a jazz performance, while sipping on their Golden Ale or Indian Pale Ale. Like something darker? We recommend their Stout. The banana and clove flavoured Hefeweizen is also a winner. Plenty more scoop on them here.

Breweries

331, 5th B Road, EPIP Zone, Next To KTPO, Whitefield, Bengaluru

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Big Brewsky

Lounge by the tranquil pool as house favourites like Black Lager, a dark malt lager that also features light hops, and the Dunkelweizen, a dark German ale that’s made from wheat, make their way to you. If you’d like to guzzle something unusual, then, sip on the Oatmeal Stout and the Smoke Lager, that has a distinct flavour to it.

Breweries

Behind MK Retail, Before WIPRO Corporate Office, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

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Punjabi By Nature

Wolf down hearty Punjabi fare as you guzzle on their Wheat Beer and Dark Special Roasted, that’s brewed with Czech and German hops along with coffee and caramel flavours.

Casual Dining

6, Krishna Industrial Area, Hosur Road, Near Forum Mall, BTM, Bengaluru

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Barleyz

This rooftop brewery offers a handful of beers that are worth a try. Try the Barleyz special, the Dark Porter, or the golden-hued Weit and you won’t be disappointed.

Breweries

2/3, Above Pantaloons, Sony World Junction, 80 Feet Road, 6th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Vapour Pub & Brewery

This hip hotspot’s brewery churns out Ales, Blondes, and dark beers but it is their wheat and basmati versions that have guzzlers swooning.

Breweries

773, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Big Pitcher

Get your fix of craft brews at this happening nightspot. Among the light beers, you can try the Kingslayer, Adjust Maadi and the Sarava. For the dark beer lovers there’s the Hop Witch and Endless Darkness.

Breweries

LR Arcade, 4121, Old Airport Road, Kodihalli, Bengaluru

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Bangalore Brew Works

Think your beer only gets better when bitter? Then, try their Commercial Stout, a dark ale underlined with caramel, chocolate and coffee flavours. The refreshing notes of the Richmond Ale and the Majestic Wheat, that comes with a touch of spice, are crowd favourites too. Find out more here.

Breweries

Prestige Towers, 10th Level, 99/100, Residency Road, Bengaluru

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Prost Brew Pub

Apart from a special house brew that changes with the season, Prost offers the usual suspects with a twist. There’s Fruit Cider, that’s made with Himalayan apples, and  Bangalore Bolt, that features German wheat, barley, and a sprinkling of spice. Also try the English Ale that’s mixes things up with four different malts.

Breweries

749, 10th Main, 80 Feet Road, Near Maharaja Hotel, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Murphy’s Brewhouse

Tipping its tipsy hat to the Irish, this cosy brewhouse serves patrons favourites like Paddy’s Poison, a light ale that’s topped off with honey, fruity flavours and a dash of bitter hops. There’s also Blackbeard. a dark beer with hints of chocolate and roasted caramel.

Breweries

The Paul, 139/28, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur Layout, Bengaluru

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District 6

A rare brewery in the north part of town, this plush watering hole’s on tap craft beers have received rave reviews. Try The Chief, a pale, fruity wheat malt, or the Brewmaster’s favourite – Dark Lord, that’s infused with caramel – for maximum guzzling pleasure.

Breweries

Sheraton Hotel, G-3, 4, 5, Ground Floor, Brigade Gateway Campus, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru

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The Biere Club

One of the first to kickstart the brewery boom in the city, The Biere Club serves up a nice mix of aromatic and flavourful ales, crisp lagers, and dark stouts made from roasted malts. Do watch out for their seasonal and club specials that are a worth a try.

Breweries

20/2, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road, Bengaluru

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3 Monkeys

An extensive craft beer menu greets you at this brewpub. There are ales from Belgium, America, Germany, India, Scotland and even Canada – they’ll have a your world spinning with a few chugs, we reckon.

Breweries

Gopalan Signature Mall, 4th Floor, Old Madras Road, Bengaluru

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