Thanks to burrp! Bangalore team, recently visited the 3 Monkeys Brew Pub in Gopalan Signature Mall on Old Madras Road which is arguably the biggest brewery in town with a huge island bar inside which the brewing also happens! We visited just in time for the Oktoberfest celebrations where they had on tap 7 handcrafted beers with amazing menu which transported us back to Germany itself!
Initially we were explained the process of beer making or the Brewing with malted Barley, Hops and Yeast. It was informative session where we got hands on experience of how Bangalore’s biggest brewery makes its beers in full view of it’s patrons!
Brew-master Martin explained to us the entire process of making beer at the brewery and how they have 7 different handcrafted beers on tap all the time! For Oktoberfest at 3 Monkeys Brew pub, the official beer was the Doppelbock which is one of Germany’s most popular beers. It is high on alcohol content as much as permissible by Indian government regulations and is loaded with the goodness of malt. Many Germans consider Doppelbock beer as a meal in itself!
Martin explained to us about the Chili Beer which was one of the handcrafted beers for the Oktoberfest. It is probably the hottest beer in the world and is a perfect way to spice up the evenings! It is loaded with Chili and Pepper! Have you ever tried something like that?
Oktoberfest menu was very well researched and prepared by the team. It had all non-vegetarian varieties but that does not mean Vegetarians were left out! They could order from the regular menu which has a lot of variety too!
Some of the highlights of the Oktoberfest menu were Spertzle, Weiner Schnitzel and Bratwurst Mit Bratkartofflesl. All these were authentic German Oktoberfest staples. I really liked that the prices were very reasonable considering that the ingredients are really expensive!
My favorite dish from the Oktoberfest menu at 3 Monkeys Brew pub was the Beef version of Weiner Schnitzel. This is Beef Meat Loaf dipped with flour, egg and bread crumbs which is then deep fried until golden brown. This is topped off with fried egg and served with brown gravy! It was perfectly made and I enjoyed it with Doppelbock beer.
My next favorite dish was the Bratwurst Mit Bratkartofflen which is beef & chicken sausages, potatoes and onions grilled till golden brown color and served with brown mushroom gravy, cheese & parsley. It complimented perfectly with the Chili beer!
We also tried out the german pasta which is Homemade Chicken Speatzle. This is pasta cooked with chicken sausages and cheesy sauce served with homemade German bread dumplings. I wished it could have been a bit more creamier though!
I also tried the Chicken Weiner Schnitzel. This was Chicken Meat loaf dripped with flour, egg and bread crumbs. This is fried until golden brown. It is served with brown gravy and topped up with a fried egg. I felt the chicken could have been a bit more juicer!
Perfectly enjoyed the Oktoberfest celebrations at 3 Monkeys Brew pub enjoying german sausages along with Doppelbock and Chili beer and would definitely recommend all to try it out!
My rating – 4/5