Breweries in Bangalore
Bangalore is best known for its IT prowess and startup ecosystem. But not many know that Bangaloreans love their beer too. The number of breweries that are cropping up in Bangalore is a proof that Bangaloreans take their beer very seriously. And that is why we have come up with a list of breweries in Bangalore for you. Bangalore has the largest microbrewery in India – Brewski Brewing Co. It is located in Hennur and spread across 65000 sq. ft. The best of breweries in Bangalore are listed below.
Some terminologies related to brewing company…
- Brewery or Brewing company – It’s a company which makes or sells beer. Check out the top breweries in Bangalore
- Microbrewery – A brewery which produces limited quantities of beer, typically for consumption on its own premises.
- Brewpubs – A restaurant or pub that sells beverages brewed on the premises. Brewpubs in Bangalore are getting popular because of beer obviously, ambience and good food.
Beer is the oldest recorded recipe in the world. The ancient Egyptians first documented the brewing process on papyrus scrolls around 5,000 B.C. The Egyptians used beer for religious ceremonies, with the Pharaoh directing the brewing schedule and distribution to the masses.
The first lager was brewed in Britain and some of the first brewed outside southern Germany was made in Edinburgh, in 1835. Weihenstephan Abbey was a benedictine monastery in Weihenstephan in Germany established the oldest still-operating brewery in the world in 1040.
The commercial brewing of beer has taken place since at least 2500 BC in ancient Mesopotamia, brewers derived social sanction and divine protection from the goddess Nirkasi. Brewing was initially a cottage industry, with production taking place at home; by the ninth century monasteries and farms would produce beer on a larger scale, selling the excess; and by the eleventh and twelfth centuries larger, dedicated breweries with eight to ten workers were being built.
United Breweries made its initial impact by manufacturing bulk beer for the British troops before independence, which was transported in huge barrels or “Hogsheads”. Kingfisher, the group’s most visible and profitable brand, made a modest entry in the sixties. During the 1950s and 60s, the company expanded greatly by acquiring other breweries. First was the addition of McDowell as one of the Group subsidiaries, a move which helped United Breweries to extend its portfolio to wines and spirits business.
Bengaluru’s tryst with beer goes back to its colonial history when the British soldiers had to have cheap liquor and inaugurated the brew. The other Bengaluru had its own country liquor ‘saarai’ and military hotels that served the masses with popular non-vegetarian cuisine
It was another connection to the House of Khodays and the distinguished gentleman Srihari Khoday that played a role in making the city addicted to liquor.
The largest brewery in India by market share is the Bengaluru based United Breweries.