Celebrating Oktoberfest with a Brewery Tour at Barleyz

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Celebrating Oktoberfest with a Brewery Tour at Barleyz

Oktoberfest is the world's largest funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. And it isn't surprising to know that Beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic beverage, and is the third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea.

It is the month of Oktober and Bangalore is in the party mood. Slide through any social media platform, talk to anyone, all you hear from Bangaloreans is the one awesome word ‘OKTOBERFEST’. Bangalore completely transforms into Munich with the breweries embracing Octoberfest and armors themselves with the best of beers and delicacies to be prepared for the mad rush.

Getting carried away with the Oktoberfest, one such Brewery we landed at was Barleyz. Thanks to Burrp for inviting us over to celebrate this grand festival and brewery tour at Barleyz. The best thing about this place is open roof top bar & restaurant. They have curated the special Oktoberfest menu with awesome line up of beer flavors and lip-smacking food.

Before I take to you through the brewery tour at Barleyz, it is always good to have a brief gyaan session.

The process of making beer is known as brewing. A dedicated building for the making of beer is called a brewery, though beer can be made in the home and has been for much of its history. A company that makes beer is called either a brewery or a brewing company. The purpose of brewing is to convert the starch source into sugary liquid called wort and to convert the wort into the alcoholic beverage known as beer in a fermentation process affected by yeast.

Now that we understand the basics right, let’s begin the fun. One thing that made this evening even more worth enjoying was the rain. The weather was at its best to celebrate this eventful evening with some beer, food and rocking the dance floor.

We were introduced to the brew master, Mr Mallieswaran who took us through of their brewery system and the process of making beer at Barleyz. Mr Mallieswaran is in this profession for the last 25 years. They have a two microbrewery which has a capacity of 500 litres and are placed on the roof top with adequate shelter. The first container is where the initial crushing take place and then it is transferred to the second container for mixing and filtration process. Once the second container finishes its job, the batch is again transferred to the first container where it undergoes the heating process. This entire process takes about 8 hours to complete. 

Mixer and filtration unit

Crusher and Heating Unit

Two microbrewery with a capacity of 500 litres each placed on the roof top 

Bloggers with Mr. Mallieswaran

These completed batches are then sent to the final 1000 litres containers, located behind the bar for the end process. Two batches at the microbrewery will fill up one container. This is the process that makes sure that we get tasty beer. Here the final removal of yeast, fermentation, etc. takes place. Barleyz have 10 beer containers of 1000 litres each to make sure that all their customers never feel the short of alcohol on any given day.

Cleansing Process

Storage Container

Now, let’s talk about the part that you all have been waiting for - Beer.
Barleyz serves four different kinds of beers:
  • Wheat
  • Barleyz Special
  • Sprout
  • Lager

The favourite drink of the evening has to be Barleyz Special.  It was surprisingly good. A bit on the stronger side but it completely dominated the evening and the best rated beer by all the fellow bloggers.

We had fun with all the beer tasting, good food and dance and not to forget the Burrp Special Quiz. I will not shy away to say that Barleyz is an amazing place dine with variety of beer and food always on the offereing.

Such an amazing night it was at Barleyz, A big thank you to Burrp for inviting us over as part of the Oktoberfest and giving us an opportunity to visit the brewery, understand the beer making process .


Dreamer, Blogger, Writer, Foodie, Movie buff, Public Relations. Contributor for The New Indian Express and recently started a news publishing website 'Unkrate'.

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