• Jinal Inamdar

Get Any Of These 9 Beers Home Delivered Now

Meet the 9 best microbreweries in India along with one beer subscription service that delivers artisanal craft beer to your doorstep if you're in Mumbai or Pune

Craft and artisanal beer have come of age in India. Five years ago, the word microbrewery was a novelty to most of us. Today, there’s a microbrewery in every neighborhood. And not just that, there’s an entire ecosystem that has sprouted around craft beer.

Owing to the ongoing pandemic, most of these breweries have successfully pivoted their business models by offering home delivery across India.

Services such as Tapped Flight - a monthly craft beer subscription service have sprung up in cities like Mumbai and Pune.

Here are 9 microbreweries you can order your beer from right now!

1. Great State Aleworks

Great State Aleworks brews experimental ales using local ingredients. Their lineup includes Brightside, a Belgian witbier; Hazy Daze, a New England IPA; Helles, a Munich lager and an English mild beer. Soon, they’ll be launching Kokum Gose, a kokum-sherbet inspired beer. Also worth a try is Foo Brew, launched in collaboration with the popular Mumbai restaurants Foo and KOKO.

Available in Mumbai and Pune

2. Gateway Brewing Company

Presently, Gateway Brewing Company operates a shop-in-shop growler station at Effingut in Colaba, Mumbai. On tap are 10 variants, including their flagship wheat beer White Zen; its darker version, Doppelganger; and the Mosaic IPA. These are available in one litre bottles and five litre kegs that you can order from Tapped Flight.

Available in Mumbai

3. White Owl Brewery

Among the OGs, White Owl brews its beers in Madhya Pradesh. You'll find pints and cans of Spark (Belgian wit), Diablo (Irish red ale), Ace (French apple cider ale), Spike (German weizenbock), Torpedo (American pale ale), Paulina (German kölsch), Shadow (English porter) and Halcyon (German hefeweizen).

Available in Mumbai and Pune

4. Doolally

To beat the summer heat, this iconic microbrewery is offering seven craft beers, Apple Cider, Mango Cider, Brut IPA, Hefeweizen, Helles Lager, Smoked Lager and Oatmeal Stout – all available for delivery in one litre growlers.

Available in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane

5. Kati Patang

An unconventional brewery, Kati Patang’s beers include Zesty Amber (American amber), Spanny Wheat (wheat beer) and the recently launched Saffron Lager (light-bodied lager). Not long ago, the brand also launched a range of non-alcoholic craft seltzers.

Available in Mumbai and Pune

6. Independence Brewing Company

This popular microbrewery’s summer special beers include Honey Lavender Kolsch, brewed with honey and infused with lavender; The Holi Grail, a Belgian blonde featuring hints of tropical fruit; and Raspberry Pie, a sour ale made from fresh raspberries. They deliver in one litre and 2.5 litre growlers.

Available in Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane

7. Simba

Located in Chhattisgarh, Simba was the first homegrown brewery in India to offer bottled stout. Today, it markets three other bottled beers—Wit, Lager and Strong

Available in Pune and Mumbai

8. 2 Down Beer Co.

This up-and-coming microbrewery in Mumbai is spotlighting two beers this summer: Pretty Please (small-batch Hibiscus cream ale) and Basil Blonde (American blonde ale). They deliver growlers all over Mumbai.

9. Goa Brewing Co.

Goa Brewing Co. made its name off the Eight Finger Eddie, a dry hopped, oat cream IPA. Also on offer are Saint & Sinner, a Trappist style ale brewed with Goan coconut jaggery and Pineapple Saison: ideal for the summer. Also worth a try is the limited edition Breakfast Cereal Stout, built in collaboration with Sleepy Owl Coffee.

Available in Mumbai

Cheers to you and the weekend! Hopefully this will be reason enough for you to be able to stay indoors ONLY and open one, with a fun Netflix movie!

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