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    Two new breweries in the city to watch out for.

    HAT the festive season is almost ending is no reason to stop celebrating. Bengaluru gets two new breweries, both located away from the usual pub hub in the central business district. While one has a unique theme, the other promises to be a party destination. We give you a sneak peek.

    Brewklyn
    Brewklyn brings the best of New York to India. The owner Neeraj Chandrasekhar travelled across Germany and was very impressed by the craft beer. “But it was when I was in Brooklyn in New York that I was really inspired by the place and its drinking culture. That’s why I decided to set up Brewklyn,” he says.

    They only have their own brews on the drinks menu, nothing else. The brews on the menu are all inspired by the cultural icons of Brooklyn. The Woody Ale’n is named after the filmmaker and author whose love for New York is evident in his movies. The strong wheat brew Iron Mike is a tribute to Mike Tyson, another legendary Brooklyner. Dark and frothy, this one is for true beer lovers. Their lager called Biggie, pays homage to the most influential American rapper, Notorious B.I.G. The food menu, though limited, has all the classics. The appetisers ranges from Cajun-spiced baby corn, Potato skins, Napalm chicken, Butter garlic prawns, Pork chilli cilantro and more. They are big on meat and the mains include Beef burgers, Chicken pasta, Lamb pizza and Sausage pizza. All the pizzas are made in their in-house wood fire oven. Rs 1,200 for two. At Kalyan Nagar. Details: 9108707070.

    Hoot Brewery & Cafe
    Hoot, located on Sarjapur Road, opened with huge pomp and show last week. The most notable feature of the place is the vast amount of space it occupies. Spread over 40,000 square feet, it accommodates around 750 people and claims to be India’s biggest brewery. It also has three pools meandering through the open air venue so the place is cheery and bright.

    The brewery (which will be operational in the coming weeks) promises a variety of in-house brews ranging from stout to wheat beers and ales. They will also offer a nano brewery which will be open for anyone who wants to learn how to brew beer from a Belgian brewmaster. But apart from the brewed beer they also have 500 varieties of imported beer from Belgium.

    On the menu, find platters like Chips, dips and the ultimate conversation starters — an assortment of hummus, pesto, cocktail mayo served with pita, tapioca and other chips. The Substantial hoots section has options like Tofu pepper salt, Classic fish and chips, Minted chicken legs and Pomegranate fish skewers. The Sweet hoot has choices like Baked blueberry yoghurt, and even a Chocolate pizza. The brewery also has a gaming zone called Boot. Guests can play laser tag, vertigo and football at the cordoned off area. Rs 1,000 for two. At Sarjapur Road. Details: 45128701.

    — Anagha M

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