The Effin’ Good ‘Effingud’ Beer Launch at Effingut Brewerkz, Koregaon Park

I wonder what it is about fermented starches that makes Clark Kent, Superman, or Peter Parker, Spiderman or for that matter turns you into a Barney Stinson. Is it the effervescent freshness of that beautiful golden-brown brew? Or is it the 4% alcohol that quietly finds its way into your bloodstream from the eighth glass you unknowingly glug down? Can’t help love beer either way, right?

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I overdosed on similar sentiments one fine night, at the effin-gud beer launch at the uber-popular Effingut Brewerks, Koregaon Park. Deep inside the cavernous pub, past the crossroads sign, the bike on the wall and other such quirky murals, a barrel of this brand new beer was popped open at the designated hour and the myriad beer enthusiasts from all over town who were there to celebrate this moment, submitted.

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The Effingud is a jaggery-based sweet-ish beer aged in a special barrel and flavored using oak chips to give it that woody aftertaste. I had it with a lump of jaggery, too, which made it rather interesting.

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Other ideas on tap we had that evening –

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Lemongrass Belgian Wit – a bitter beer with hints of a citrusy zest

Cream Blond – another crisp, refreshing beer

Baker Brown? (Not sure if I got the name right) – a dark stout with hints of coffee (a first for me, loved it !)

Milk Stout – a creamy, dense beer with a notably milky texture (another first for me and loved this one, too !)

All this beer to wash down –

>Potato Wedges – well seasoned, with shockingly little oil residue – almost thought they were roasted or something. enjoyed every bite of this bite sized snack. Highly recommended if you’re planning to down volumes of beer – goes amazingly well with it.

>Chin Mai Chicken – seasoned with a Soy based sauce and pan fried, another winner that went well with the beer we were having.

All in all –
Food – 4.5/5
Service – 4/5
Ambience – 4.5/5
Value for money – n/a (invited)

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In summary, an effin’ amazin’ place to catch killer craft beers and great grub… totally worth making that drive down to lane 7. Cheers !

Effingut Brewerkz Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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