Bangalore is a city with growing popularity of breweries. All those looking to kick their legs up on their weekend off and unwind, with not only good food and drink, but also a vibe that can only be described as breezy and easy going, flock easily to the city. BLR BREW CO. is one such destination that fits perfectly into the never ending hunt citizens have for a weekend like no other. RISHI PACHIPULUSU reviews this up and coming brewery.
A Breezy Ambiance
Located on the outskirts of the city, BLR Brewing Co. is a brewery which recently gained traction among all ages. The brewery has an amphitheatrical open air seating with great lighting and an up-beat musical experience. With a pond running through the centre of the brewery, the entire occasion carries a sense of grandeur and one feels as though they have been seated in an extremely upscale establishment. As soon as we entered, we were greeted by an extremely polite and friendly valet, who enthusiastically ensured we didn’t have to park the car ourselves in the designated parking area.
Drinks for Days
When at a brewery, the first thing we tried was the wide selection of beers on the menu. The Dunkelweizen and Blonde Ale were particularly pleasant, with a very sweet and fruity taste and a candied scent. The Stout too was a stand out flavour, with bold notes of coffee and dark chocolate and a smoky smell, and a deep after taste of molasses, for those who prefer a more bitter taste in their beer. The cocktails too were a delectable experience, with the Soho Beach Rum and Cuban Affair being two drinks which are a must try, teleporting the person trying it to a seafront holiday.
Feast For The Foodie
The variety of food available was quite extensive, with a great number of both Indian dishes as well as continental delicacies and regional specialties. The menu was a long list of mouth watering options. The Gunpowder Eggs was one of the most unique but satisfying dishes we have tried in a while. The crispy fried top, with the lavish spices covering it complemented the egg and gave it a burst of the Indian flavours which we know and love.
We also recommend trying the Sichuan Salt and Pepper Vegetables, Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Wings and Butter Garlic Prawns, all of which were scrumptious. Ordering the Nasi Goreng, we hoped for a fusion of two cultures. We were served with an Indianised version of the classic Southeast Asian delicacy, a spiced up version with a garlic twang, accompanied with a Thai Green Curry that cut through the spice with a strong coconut flavor, making it a well balanced meal.
To end our meal, we had the Dulce De Leche Churros, and it was quite simply one of the best desserts we have tried in a long time. Its sweet and fluffy interior perfectly complemented the crunchy and golden-brown exterior. The rich and robust dark chocolate dip was the ideal accompaniment to the dish, and a fitting end to an eventful and exciting night.
A Must Stop Destination
The ambiance can only be capped off with the fact that the brewery was a pet friendly space, and the number of adorable pets who were roaming around in search of attention made for a brilliant experience. With a vibrant and diverse crowd of people in the brewery, there was no shortage of a colourful and bustling atmosphere. On the night we were in attendance, an elegant reception was ongoing in the large garden overlooking the seating area, which only added to the pompous nature of the Brewery.
Good food, good drink and good company is the best way to describe a night at Bangalore Brew Co.
Timing: 12 noon to 12 midnight
Price Points: Rs 240-555(approx for single dishes; platters may vary)
Meal for Two: Rs 1200++ (without drinks) and Rs 2200++ (with drinks)
Our Picks: Stout Beer, Gunpowder Eggs, Butter Garlic Prawns, Nasi Goreng, Dulce De Leche Churros
Dine in outlets: Electronic city & Kanakapura Road