At 65,000 sq ft, Byg Brewski Brewing Company lives up to the adjective in its name
Even though we had heard that Byg Brewski Brewing Company is the biggest brewpub in Asia, nothing prepared us for the sheer expanse that greeted us when we walked through its doors. Spread over 65,000 square feet, this viking-inspired brewery has five bar areas — Barbyric, Syn, Club, Colosseum, Pavillion — each with its own theme. We arrived there on a Monday evening, and were surprised to find the place packed even on a lean day.
After a not-so-quick tour of the place, we were welcomed at our table with cocktails. We tried two classic gin cocktails, Auger Gimlet and the Bramble, as well as their signature Aperol-based concoction, Satan’s Sour. Taking their ice alchemy seriously, they even house an ice vault to make crystal clear ice. Their brewery will be operational soon.
Their food menu has been designed by chef Sabyasachi Gorai. We started with the Ragi Papdi Chat. This is a healthier version of the classic chaat and was certainly well-received at the table. Next, we were treated to some assorted dimsums — Piggy Chops Shumai, Magic Mushroom Dumplings, Ching Chong Dimsum and Prawn Har Gao. While they were all well-made, the Ching Chong Dumplings were noteworthy because of the use of custard in their skin.
The next appetiser on our table was, similar to the brewery, really big in size. The Karari Roti is an upside down crisp rumali roti, served with chili oil and coriander garnish. We really could not stop at one bite. From their Tandoori section, we had the Tupula-Leaf Wrapped Paneer. The Assamese leaf lent a unique flavour to the dish.
After a short-break, we moved on to the main course. We tried their Khatal and Soya Chap Biryani, a treat for the vegetarians. We paired it with their piquant Handi Ka Bhuna Murg. Some other main course options are the Gongura Mamsam and Kerala Mutton Ishtu. We finished off our elaborate meal with their Biramisu — a beer-infused Tiramisu, a definite winner.
Because of its impressive ambience, Byg Brewski Brewing Company, is certainly worth a visit even if it involves a long drive.
Rs. 1,600 ++ for two. At Hennur