12 Bars And Craft Beers in India That Are Hailing The Offbeat Beer Movt

12 Offbeat Beers That India Offers Including Paan Beer, Banana Beer, Garam Masala & Lemon

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India is coming of age in terms of experimenting with food and beverages—especially beer. While microbreweries are no more a novel concept, brew pubs are continuously doing new and interesting things with flavours to keep their clientele loyal to them. Here are a few offbeat beer picks from the many bars and breweries making these craft beers in India.

Gurgaon

1. Banana Beer at 7 Barrel Brewpub, Gurgaon

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7 Barrel Brewpub in Gurugram impresses everyone with its Shwarzbier that has notes of banana, clove, raisins, and caramel. Their Weiss Beer (wheat beer) spiced with ground coriander seeds and dried orange peel is quite refreshing too.

Head to 242A & 242B, 1st & 2nd Floor, DLF Mega Mall, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon

Say hello at 095992 30886

Pay INR 215 for a pint of beer (approx.)

Timings 12 pm – 12 am

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2. Cucumber Ale at Warehouse Café

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A superhero-themed restaurant, Warehouse Café brings to you The Superman Weiss Beer (with a banana and clove aftertaste), and the Spiderman Pilsner, which has a spicy, floral aroma. They’re doing a great new Cucumber Ale for the Summer too!

Head to SCO 11-12, Ground Floor, Main Market, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Say hello at +91 9718600666, +91 9718700666

Timings 12.30 pm – 12.30 am

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3. Fruity Beer at Manhattan Bar Exchange & Brewery

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Apart from the other lager beers, the subtle, fruity aroma of the Hefeweizen beer makes it what you need to chug down to refresh yourself after a hard day at work.

Head to 1st Floor, Global Foyer Mall, Sector 43, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon

Say hello at 088006 97554

Timings 1 pm – 1 am

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4. Paan Beer at My Bar Headquarters By Dockyard

The Smoked Beer and the Paan Beer here seem to have caught every beer connoisseur’s fancy. 

Head to SCO 53, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Say hello at 098737 73747

Pay INR 99 for a pint of beer (approx.)

Timings 12 pm – 1 am

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5. Blueberry Beer at Molecule Air Bar

They’re known for their dramatic and theatrical presentation of food and beverages. They have given the usual flavours a miss and instead are serving a blueberry flavoured beer. It’s not sweet, but it goes with all things tandoori. They’ve also had an Aam Panna beer and a Strawberry beer on their menu in recent times.

Head to 4th Floor, SCO 53, Main Market, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Say hello at 088266 77705

Pay INR 139 for a pint of beer (approx.)

Timings 12 pm – 1 am

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6. Hibiscus Beer at Quaff

They’ve got a hibiscus flavoured beer, and it’s not necessarily blaspheming your favourite brew. In fact, it has a nice peppery taste and a mildly bitter aftertaste. The process is a little expensive since the hibiscus flowers are of a variety that needs to be exported. You should have this with fish dishes.

Head to Tower B, Building 10, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

Say hello at +91 9654659050, 0124 4360107

Timings 12 pm – 12 am

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Mumbai

7. Mango Beer at The White Owl – Brewery & Bistro

This brewery prides itself on brewing all-natural brews without any artificial flavours, colours, and preservatives. They’ve got a mango flavoured beer called Alfie which has a moderate body and a fruity aroma. This brewery has also produced a pumpkin ale called Elf, and features about eight artisanal beers at the moment, including a mildly chocolate flavoured English Porter called Shadow.

Head to Lobby, Tower 2 B, One Indiabulls Center, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Say hello at 022 2421 0231

Pay INR 245 for a pint of beer (approx.)

Timings 12 pm – 1.30 am

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8. Coffee Beer at Doolally Taproom, Mumbai

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If you were to ask anyone about the best hand-crafted beers they’re sure to tell you about Doolally Taproom. The Apple Cider, Gose Beer (lemon flavoured), Honey Mead, Coffee Porter, and Mango Cider are resounding hits, every single time. They also have an amazing Rauch Bier—with distinct notes of bacon. The outlets are present at Bandra, Kemp’s Corner, Colaba, and Veera Desai.

Head to C18-21, Dalia Industrial Estate, Near Fun Republic, Off New Link Road, Veera Desai Area, Mumbai

Say hello at +91 9967102143

Pay INR 250 for a pint of beer(approx.)

Timings 7 am – 1 am

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9. Lime Beer at The Barking Deer, Mumbai

The fruity citrusy notes of the Bark Indian Pale Ale, and the fresh lime peel, coriander seeds and cumin in the Flying Pig Belgian Wit at The Barking Deer make for a great accompaniment to appetisers like Chicken Tikka, Spicy Wings, Risottos, and Fish.

Head to Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Say hello at 022 3996 6001

Pay INR 200 for a pint of beer(approx.)

Timings 12 pm – 1 am

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10. Earl Grey Tea Beer at The Bombay Canteen

Gateway Brewing Company had been making a very popular coffee flavoured beer in the past (the very amazing Kaapi Stout), and they couldn’t, of course, help but experiment with chai. They’ve collaborated with The Bombay Canteen to produce the ‘Daring-Jee’, a pale tea-infused ale that has the classic flavours of Earl Grey and Darjeeling Black Tea.

Head to Ground Floor, Process House, Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office, S.B. Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Say hello at 022 4966 6666

Pay INR 175 for a pint of beer(approx.)

Timings 12 pm – 1 am

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Bangalore

11. Grapefruit beer at Toit, Bangalore

Toit has one of the most extensive and offbeat beer lists in India, with a mix of both signature beer styles (including a light and refreshing Basmati Blonde that brews German Pilsner malt with actual rice) and limited offerings that feature local ingredients as jackfruit, mango, and pumpkin. The favorites seem to be the Tintin Toit, which contains a pleasant sweetness along with an orangey-citrusy fruitiness and a hint of coriander; the Toit Red, which is a brilliant red in colour and has a delightful mix of the aromas of pine, grapefruit and raisins; and the Dark Knight—a full bodied, dark beer with a deliciously rich coffee chocolate aroma, that comes from the roasted malt.

Head to 298, Namma Metro Pillar 62, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Say hello at +91 9019813388

Pay INR 225 for a pint of beer(approx.)

Timings 12 pm – 11.30 pm

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12. Garam Masala Beer at Arbor Brewing Company, Bangalore

ABC makes its own Garam Masala Pale Ale, Bollywood Blonde, Paan Beer, Honey Lavender Beer, and Chai Pale Ale. Also recommended are the ‘Independence Lager‘ that’s made with saffron, white pepper, and white mango, the ‘Raging Elephant IPA’ that a distinct ruby-red grapefruit quality that starts on the palate and lingers through a long satisfying dry finish, and the Champion’s Ale—a summery ale that has some great flavours of sweet pear and fresh pineapple.

Head to 8, 3rd Floor, Allied Grande Plaza, Diagonally Opposite Garuda Mall, Magrath Road, Brigade Road, Bangalore

Say hello at +91 8050144477, 080 67921222

Pay INR 180 for a pint of beer (approx.)

Timings 12 pm – 12.30 am

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