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Big Pitcher joins the craft-beer bandwagon that is easy on the pocket

BENGALURU has another brewery to add to its rapidly growing list (16 and counting, we’re told). And, more the merrier, we say. So Big Pitcher finally opened its taps last week, to a flood of beer enthusiasts, waiting to check it out, compare and contrast. We honed in as well.
Set over six floors, each one boasts a unique theme. The ground and first floor, christened Club Kahuna, have a clubby vibe with dark interiors and slick decor.
The second floor is cowboy themed and aptly called Split Wood, with solid wood interiors and high stools. The newly opened third floor — Streets, features global street food, while the fourth level, Studio 4121, can be hired for private affairs for boisterous crowds. The terrace, with its loungy vibe, offers a great view of the busy Old Airport Road. Great to sit at and watch the world go by as you go through the brews.
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On offer are six different brews—Hop Witch, Kingslayer, Sarava, Czech That Pilsner, Adjust Maadi and Endless Darkness. We started with the light Hop Witch, a maris otter pale ale malt with English ale yeast. Then came the Kingslayer, a dark wheat ale with pilsner, Munich and crystal malts and German wheat beer yeast. Thick with notes of toffee-ish malt, spicy clove and banana, this is a must-try.
The beers went well with On A Wing and A Prayer – chicken wings in a red curry pastilla glaze. Tangy and spicy, it hit the spot. We also sampled the compressed watermelon salad, that added a bit of novelty and fun to proceedings. Flat discs of compressed watermelon sit on fresh lettuce and are topped with a dollop of cheese mousse and a tiny sprig of dill, with a syringe to inject some strawberry jelly into the mix. The saltiness of the cheese works perfectly with the sweetness of the watermelon and tartness of the strawberry jelly. We quite liked the tandoori pork chops. Perfectly cooked meat with authentic Indian spices, it makes for an interesting dish.
Rs. 1,000 ++ for two. At HAL Airport Road.
Details: 49653523
—Rashmi Rajagopal

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