Bangalore, often hailed as India’s Silicon Valley, boasts a distinctive identity beyond its tech prowess: it’s a bustling centre for microbreweries across the nation. With over 60 microbreweries dotting its landscape, Bangalore hosts a lively and diverse brewery culture, drawing beer enthusiasts from all walks of life. Among these, Ironhill India Bangalore stands as a beacon, not just another microbrewery, but the world’s largest, spanning an impressive 1.3 lakh sq ft.
Established in 2017 by Teja Chekuri, as the first microbrewery in Andhra Pradesh, Ironhill India has since burgeoned into a franchise, with six other locations already operational and plans for 10 more across India. I had the opportunity to immerse myself in this establishment and uncover why it attracts beer enthusiasts from near and far.
Decor And Ambience:
Picture this: Three floors of pure vibes, plus a poolside outdoor area! Step into the ground floor, where the main dining area serves up a feast fit for kings-from desi treats to global delights, they’ve got it all. Ready to elevate your vibe? Head to the first floor for a lounge experience like no other, complete with killer cocktails and beats that’ll keep you grooving all night long. If you are a sports aficionado, the second floor is your haven, with big screens bringing the action to life at the sports bar. And when you’re ready to take it up a notch, head to the poolside oasis-it’s akin to entering a fancy resort, where live music and ice-cold brews await. With sleek yet cosy architecture, warm wooden furniture, and calming water fountains, there’s a spot for every mood. They’ve raised the bar with a stunning bridge right smack in the middle of the property, dialling up the charm of the space to a whole new level. Whether you’re seeking quiet or beauty, this space has you covered. It’s your own little slice of paradise right here.
The brewery’s indoor seating can handle a crowd of up to 1,500, while the outdoor area invites around 800 fun-loving souls to join the party. Imagine sleek, minimalist decor combined with laid-back vibes, creating the perfect backdrop for whatever your heart desires. From epic gatherings to chill hangs, this place has it all – and more!
Sample Their Craft Beer Selections Crafted with Natural Ingredients
At the heart of Ironhill India Bangalore lies its diverse array of craft beers. From the timeless classics like the Ironhill Lager, Wheat, and Stout to the more adventurous Ironhill IPA, Red Ale, and Belgian Wit, there’s a flavour for every palate. For the adventurous souls, the Ironhill Seasonal and Special offerings provide tantalizing surprises, changing monthly and daily, respectively.
Teja, while giving me the tour, told me that Ironhill’s beers are carefully made with top-quality ingredients sourced from around the world, ensuring precision and quality. Water undergoes rigorous treatment via reverse osmosis for purity, while hops from Germany, the US, and the UK impart distinct aromas. Served in pint, pitcher, and tower sizes, with sampler options available, Ironhill’s beers promise a delightful exploration of taste. The culinary offerings at Ironhill India Bangalore are no less remarkable. From nachos and wings to kebabs, salads, pizzas, and beyond, the menu is crafted to complement the brews, tantalizing taste buds with each bite.
After sampling the brews at Ironhill India Bangalore, I must say that the food experience is just as remarkable, perfectly complementing the flavours of their craft beers. The menu caters to every palate and craving. Whether you’re craving crispy nachos, succulent wings, flavourful kebabs, refreshing salads, flavorful pizza, aromatic biryani, or rich curry, Ironhill’s menu has it all.
Let’s talk pizza – their wood-fired creations are truly noteworthy. Loaded with toppings and available in classic, gourmet, or special varieties, these pizzas hit the spot every time.
And dessert? Oh, it’s a whole new level of indulgence. From decadent brownies to creamy cheesecakes and velvety ice cream, every bite was a treat for the senses. However, my preference goes to the Palkova Samosa – a delightful fusion of West Asian filo pastry and the Indian palkova (Tamil word for milk khoya or reduced milk). This exquisite dish, served with vanilla ice cream, offers a visual treat.
After relishing the feast at Ironhill India Bangalore, I left with a satisfied belly and a smile on my face, ready to return for more culinary delights.
So, if you’re into beer or just curious, Ironhill India Bangalore is something else. If you ask me, it’s not just about the brews; it’s about the vibes, the tastes, and the connections you make. You might just see beer in a whole new light here.