beer, Brewery, Microbrewery, Pune, Uncategorized

Great Brews and Great Tours @Great State Aleworks

The likes of Sony and Google had humble beginnings and were started by all of two highly motivated, brilliant people. Make that three in the case of Apple and Mattel. In less than five years from now (give or take), you're going to be able to say that about Great State Aleworks, too! This Pune-based… Continue reading Great Brews and Great Tours @Great State Aleworks

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beer, Brewery, Food, Gastronomy, gourmet, Pan Asian Cuisine, Photography, Pune, Sunday Brunch, Uncategorized

Effin good times at Effingut

Here's a story - my Valentine's day celebrations were trashed first by Uber and then by Domino's Pizza (my desperate Plan B), so I decided to have a candlelight dinner indoors for what it was worth. What it was actually worth, was a Valentine's day do-over entirely sponsored by Effingut! (My #VDayFail story won a… Continue reading Effin good times at Effingut

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Snug down at IGNITE, Courtyard by Marriott’s Winter Brunch

This festive season is all about chilly winter mornings spent beside the fire, feet up, hot cocoa in one hand and comic book in another, as the cat quietly contemplates destroying the Christmas tree in the most brutal manner possible. If that's not your version of Christmas, the next best thing that comes pretty darn… Continue reading Snug down at IGNITE, Courtyard by Marriott’s Winter Brunch

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The Cologne-ization of Pune’s beer scene

I don't know about Reinheitsgebot and all that but if I can get a top-fermented German-esque lager this close to home, that tastes refreshingly citrusy, crisp, smells sweet-ish and looks the part, I'm happy in my ignorance. See, the 'original' Kölsch enjoys a PGI/PDO status, so for Pune's Kimaya Brewery to call their recently launched beer a… Continue reading The Cologne-ization of Pune’s beer scene

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Hello, 6Xey!

Wiltshire. Home to the world-famous 5000 year old Stonehenge, 8-century old Salisbury Cathedral...and this little gem. At the very heart of this little county is the quaint little market town of Devizes, best known for the massive Victorian-era Wadworth Brewery. You'd think 2 centuries is a mighty long time to be brewing beer, no? As… Continue reading Hello, 6Xey!

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A wee slice of Irish awesomeness at the Irish Village, Pune

For a place that welcomes you with a Leprechaun and a menu touting loads of potatoes and a craft-brewed dark ale (among others), the Irish Village is about as much Ireland you'll get without having to board a flight. Not to mention all the green you see inside and outside; it certainly helps bring out the Irish… Continue reading A wee slice of Irish awesomeness at the Irish Village, Pune

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Eats & drinks at Wynkk Inc.

What do you get when you put rock music, retro themed décor and a Pune-inspired North-Indian/Oriental menu in a mixing bowl and dress it with a good helping of Bira and other great beverages? You get a classic afterhours haunt is what. Two carefully curated storeys worth of Vinyls, wooden furniture and cushions are what… Continue reading Eats & drinks at Wynkk Inc.

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Out Auf This World – Aufside @ Hotfut, Swargate

Of boundaries and off-sides, Aufside has it all. Literally. I mean, there's actually a full-size practice net that separates the restaurant from the mall-side entrance…Its so in-your-face that for a second I thought I was at the wrong place or something, when I got there. Thank God for the signs that scream "Aufside, this side ->"; if not for these… Continue reading Out Auf This World – Aufside @ Hotfut, Swargate

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Hops & Happiness at the Beer Cafe, Viman Nagar

So a guy walks into a bar.. and goes 'Bhaiyya, ek cutting laga dena!' . . . What? . . .Were you expecting some kind of punchline? Too bad, coz' I was being serious.  So bhaiyya proceeds to promptly whip out a neat 110 ml cutting glass and pours in a beautiful, dark, wheat beer… Continue reading Hops & Happiness at the Beer Cafe, Viman Nagar