There's nothing quite like enjoying a cold, tall glass of craft beer on a hot Mumbai summer day. Imagine it: sitting at a pub or restaurant with friends, letting your fingers get damp with the condensation on the sides of your glass, intermittently reaching for fries or a plate of chicken, listening to the summer's chart-toppers. If you're in Mumbai and are above the legal drinking age, chances are, you've not experienced this since 2020.
Staying in doesn't mean having to forego the joys of cold craft beer though, so we've compiled a list of places, where you can order from to battle that dreary summer boredom.
Independence Brewing Co
Independence Brewing Company A favourite among many in the suburbs, IBC (as it's fondly called) delivers beer in eco-friendly, reusable growlers. You can try summery wheat ales like Pulp Fiction (which is infused with mango) and classic Indian Pale Ales (IPA). Cost: Starting from Rs 600 To order: log on to delivery.independencebrewco.com
Foo Brew, by Pebble Street Hospitality
Foo Brew Have you heard of the Great State Aleworks? They collaborated with Pebble Street Hospitality's restaurants, Foo and KOKO, to create this Japanese rice beer. It's the kind of thing you need to order if you're skipping pizza and eating Asian food. Cost: Starting from Rs 600 To order: log on to orders.fooasiantapas.com
Gateway Brewery's growler and glass
Gateway Brewery Gateway has a simple aim - to make "classic and experimental" beers available across the city at affordable prices. While they're not the cheapest on the list, they do offer party kegs for those who want more than just a glass or two. Cost: Starting from Rs 565 To order: log on to gatewaybrewery.com
A curated pack from Tapped Flight
Tapped Flight Can't choose what to order yourself? Head to Tapped Flight, which is a subscription service for beer. If you're not in the mood to sign up for the subscription, you can also order from their regular menu and pick from options like Great State Aleworks' Belgian Wit or Gateway Brewing Co's Wheat Beer. Cost: Starting from Rs 620 To order: log on to tappedflight.com
Crafters Craft Beer
Crafters Craft Beer Looking for the classics? Crafters delivers crowd favourites like Hefeweizen and Coffee Stout across Mumbai. Cost: Starting from Rs 500 To order: log on to crafterscraftbeer.in
PET Bottle Growlers from Brew Whale Craft Brewery
Brew Whale Craft Brewery A boutique microbrewery, this one has slowly been making a name for mixing ingredients one doesn't usually expect in their beers, like coriander and orange. Cost: Starting from Rs 500 To order: log on to airmenus.in/brewwhalebeer/order
Toit Toit's got Bombay's thirsty beer-lovers' backs this season with a list of lagers, ciders, and IPAs to choose from. They also deliver food and have a dedicated Spotify playlist, in case you're looking for the whole experience. Cost: Starting from Rs 550 To order: log on to toit.in/retail-mumbai
Drifters Drifters likes to straddle two worlds: Indian palettes and European influences. So, while they have their own share of classic tastes, their menu also includes a mango-infused Belgian Wit, a Czech Pilsner and even a Kokum Cider. Cost: Starting from Rs 590 To order: log on to driftersbrews.com
Effingut Effingut Brewerkz is where you look if you want to try pineapple or mango and jalapeno-laced IPAs, creamy stouts that make you think of coffee, or even peach and ginger mead. Cost: Starting from Rs 529 To order: log on to effingut.com
Are you not a fan of draught beer and prefer a simple can of Kingfisher or a glass of white wine? Never fear - apps like Spiritzone and LivingLiquidz have you covered.
Regardless of what you like, join us as we raise a toast to a new way of life; drinks from home.
Sroojana is an award-winning creator of fandoms. Her first love is her mother's rum cake, and her second love is baking cakes just like it. Controversial opinions range from liking citrus flavours more than chocolate, and pineapple on pizza - she WILL fight you on this, as long as you're not asking during a binge-session of Korean shows or food.