Brewbot Introduces Their Craft Beers
Andheri’s first brewpub, Brewbot has started brewing their own beers almost a year after their opening last September. The 3 partners, Anand Morwani, Ansh Seth and Ketan Sinh Gohel, together with head brewmaster Julie Bagett are hard at work to perfect the brews.
We got the first glasses of their first batch of beers – Kölsch-style ale, Mid Western Pale Ale, Hefeweizen and Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. The tasting notes are a good indication of the quality of the beers but might be slightly different because we tasted the beers right when the taps and final pieces of the puzzle were being put together.
Consistently good food with great beers priced aggressively, Brewbot has everything in their favor
Brewbot has got the prices absolutely right, along the lines of Doolally. Rs. 200 for 330 ml and Rs. 300 for 500 ml of craft beer, it is the best deal in town at the moment. In addition, a 2 liter pitcher will cost Rs. 1000 and 3 liter pitcher is priced at Rs. 1400, making it effectively Rs. 154 for a 300 ml pint.
You can try all 4 of the beers in a tasting session, approximately 100 ml each, for Rs. 300-350. You can also always go for the free 30 ml samples.
The German Kölsch style beer Skywalker is light to medium bodied with a pale golden color. The ale has pleasing sweet malt notes and is quite a refreshing beer. Even though the beer isn’t bitter, you do feel the hops on the finish which lingers on. This is a satisfying ale and by far the best Kölsch style beer Mumbai has seen.
At 3.9% ABV, Chocolate Oatmeal Stout is an easy drinking beer. The beer starts with dark chocolate like sweetness, moving on to espresso notes and then slight bitterness. The chocolate and coffee notes come from the roasted malts and the sweetness from lactose. The beer is carbonated with nitrogen along with CO2, giving it a very creamy head and body (no TWSS please).
With all the wheat beers available in town Floating Head is an interesting diversion. It is a amber Hefeweizen. Moving away from the typical pale color and expanding from the fruity and yeasty flavor profile, Floating Head offers more richness to the beer than expected from a regular Hefeweizen. Expect Hefeweizen typical banana and cloves flavors with underlying caramelized sugar notes.
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The hoppiest beer of them all, the pale ale is full of floral notes along with caramel, thanks to Sentenial hops. The beer is a great addition to the line up and fills a gap of the lack of hop forward beers in the city.
Brewbot will have 4 beers on tap and mostly will be around or below the 5% ABV mark, making sure you can drink plenty of it. In the future Bagett plans a barrel aged ale as well, something to look forward to.
Brewbot is well spread out space divided in 3 areas, outside and 2 levels inside. The lower level is for walk-ins while the upper level will be available for events and banquets. The space has 120 covers including the bar area.
With the introduction of their beers, Le Cordon Bleu trained Morwani is also going to revamp the menu. Taking this a step further, Bagett and Morwani are planning beer and food tasting menus and events. “We want to showcase that there is so much flavor in beers and they work beautifully with food, just the way wines do,” he adds.