Brahma Brews in JP Nagar impresses with its craft cocktails and wood-fired pizzas
JP nagar seems to be the new hotspot in town for breweries, and the ongoing metro construction work has not slowed the party down. Last weekend, we visited Brahma Brews, a brewery designed to be a getaway from the bustling traffic and dusty streets. With its 34,000 square feet of space, al fresco nooks and clay-tiled roofs, it certainly was a welcome change.
The brewery has six beers on tap. Out of these, the Apple Cider (a fruity golden beer) and Belgian Wit (a breezy, light number) would be our recommendations. Give the rest a miss, we suggest. What we also liked at this brewery, were their craft cocktails. The Space Odyssey is their version of a gin and tonic, but with the addition of edible glitter. The sparkly affair is best paired with one of their spicy starters. Another great option is called Unknown Pleasures. The vodka, elderflower, lemon juice and thyme concoction was refreshing and went down easy.
We started our meal on an Asian note with the Young Ginger and Spinach Dumpling. The fresh greens were what made the dish delicious. Next, we were treated to the Prawn Ghee Roast. The traditional masala was well made and spicy. The Hyderabadi preparation Kali Mirch Parcha Kebab is also a must try with its coriander and pepper flavours. One of our favourites was the 16 Hour Slow Cooked Pork Belly. The pork belly was marinated in Asian spices and cooked overnight resulting in very tender meat, although the dish might be too fatty for some.
Brahma Brews offers Continental, American, Indian and Asian mains, but we suggest you go straight for the pizzas. The wood-fired thin crust pizzas are 12 inches. We tried the Garden City Pizza and the Pork Pepperoni Pizza. The former was vegetarian with toppings such as zucchini, bell peppers, olives, onions, broccoli and feta cheese. It disappeared from the table pretty quickly. The pepperoni was also well made and moreish. Some of their other options are Black Olive and Mushroom, Sourdough Chicken Blockbuster and Egg Pizza (with boiled, fried and poached eggs) for those with an adventurous streak. We wrapped up our meal with the Trio of Cheesecake — caramel, lemon and berry — all delectable and decadent. With its excellent service, innovative cocktails and spacious ambiance, Brahma Brews is a great place to catch up with friends.
Rs. 1,600 for two. At JP Nagar