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Mumbai food: 4 craft brews to help you beat the summer heat

Beer lovers, rejoice! Conquer the heat with these new and special craft brews

Kolsch
This beer has been specially brewed for the beery summer games that take place at the brewery. It’s pale golden with fine carbonation, refreshing and is easy to chug.

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They also offer summer German sour beer Gose, with flavours of coriander and salt, their all-time favourite, Mango Cider and the new Chocolate Porter (second glass in pic right), a creamy, chocolate-y thick delight. And from what we hear, the brewers are planning to make a Karvand Cider by the end of May. We’ll keep you posted.
At: Doolally Taproom, Andheri and Bandra.
Call: 9967102143, 9969360726
Cost: Rs 250 for a pint

Kroitzschlander Gose



Owner Gregory Kroitzsh is very proud of this crispy German wheat beer. It has notes of spices and the taste opens with lactose sourness. It comes with the customary added salt for a Gose; its light, refreshing texture is perfect for Mumbai’s summer. On May 12, they will also launch the Kick Ass Kölsch, a Köln (Cologne, Germany) style ale that resembles lager.
At: The Barking Deer Brewpub & Restaurant, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel.
Call: 61417400
Cost: Rs 275 plus taxes for a glass

Botwork Orange



This baby has been fermenting for two months and is now ready to be served — Botwork Orange is a Belgium Witbier layered with a low hop bitterness and has a noticeable wheat profile. Spices and coriander feature prominently in the brew, so does a zesty orange fruitiness. We are told that it pairs well with Charbroiled Prawns and Pan Seared Basa.
At: Brewbot, Morya Landmark 1, off New Link Road, Andheri (W).
Call: 40034449
Cost: Rs 250 for 250 ml and Rs 350 for 550 ml

Bumble



For ale lovers, it will be a honey-sweet affair with Bumble — a new honey pale ale with moderate citrus flavours, tropical aromas and a moderate body. This ale is free of artificial flavours, synthetic colours and preservatives. You can also become a member at the bar for special goodies.
At: White Owl Brewery (Lower Parel) and partnering outlets.
Call: 24210231
Cost: Rs 195 to Rs 275 for a pint, depending on the outlets

Also try
Pune brewery TJ’s BrewWorks offers its brews including Zen Weiss, Devil’s Dark Brew and a brew special of the month.
At: Wink, Vivanta by Taj, Cuffe Parade.
Call: 66650808

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