There is nothing like a glass of cold beer after a long day! With the trend of craft beers raging among the youth of some of India’s major cities, these breweries have earned a reputation for being a few of the best breweries Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
The Biere Club
The Biere Club is believed to have revolutionised the beer scene in the city by coming up with Bangalore’s first microbrewery. Along with its incredible ambience and scrumptious bar food, it offers a whole range of in-house wheat brews. Its eccentric wall paintings and rustic wooden bar in dim lighting take’s you back in time to a pub in the colonial era. The uniqueness of Biere Club lies in the beer samples they offer for Rs.30 (60ml). This you can choose your drink wisely and not regret it later in the night!
Arbor Brewing Company
A roomy and stylish quarter furnished with the finest of wooden interiors with tints of green all over the cushions and wallpapers, Arbor Brewing Company has an appealing ambience. Along with a large variety of beers, the bar menu is highly appetising. Apart from being one of the biggest microbreweries in Bangalore, the music adds to your evening and has you swaying to the beat regardless of how drunk you are. The Raging Elephant IPA and the malty Euchre Pilsner are two of the must-try beers.
Famous for its Wheat Beer, Downtown also offers Premium Beer and Dark Beer. The underground area has a great ambience with two seating sections on both sides of a common bartender seating area. Downtown also has huge screens for music videos and a small space to even shake a leg after chugging a few mugs! With their highly efficient service and amazing finger food, this place proves to be the ideal Hangout for a Friday night.
This huge shiny copper brewery is the first thing that will catch your eye when you enter this place. The large cylindrical vessels connected to each other through pipes remind you of a vintage brewery, with beer of different flavours brewing inside them. Being one of the largest and finest microbreweries in the country, the signature German Wheat Beer is one of the most popular picks here, along with the Chili Chicken and Kebab platter that goes really well with the drinks.
Brewbot is one of the major beer hotspots in Mumbai and can be rightly termed as an easygoing place. It is known for its casual atmosphere and its original brews. The prices here are not too hard on your wallet, so feel free to head out with your gang and have a great time at Brewbot. The Hefeweizen paired with the scrumptious bar bites is a definite must try.
The White Owl
It is a genuine blessing to get delicious and appetising food with equally great craft beer. The White Owl offers both to its lucky patrons. Not only does this hangout serve the best thirst quenchers, but it is also a good place to visit on an empty stomach. The Ace, the Diablo and the Halcyon are must try for first timers who want to get a full-blown taste of Mumbai’s finest.
The 1st Brewhouse (Formerly Doolally)
Taking Pune by a storm with its freshly brewed artisanal beers, Doolally was India’s first microbrewery and still remains a favourite, even when it has had a change of name. With its impeccably crafted beer, especially the Apple Cider Beer, as well as its mouthwatering bar bites and great music, Doolally proves to be the perfect place for a Friday night. While Doolally is also a commendable place to spend a lazy afternoon with friends, it can prove to be a great place for entertaining corporate guests, and for conducting team events.
Flambos remains an old favourite among Pune’s Beer fanatics, where the main focus is on western style service, scrumptious bistro-style food, and top of the league signature Craft Beers. Flambos attracts smaller crowds but offers a better quality of beer. With its amazing ambience and clear view of their working microbrewery, Flambos is perfect for a quick, post-office drink as well as a chilled Saturday evening.