A blonde in South India?

A blonde in South India?

BLR Brewing Co., one of Bengaluru’s popular breweries, recently collaborated with Great State Aleworks in Pune to create a unique beer that celebrates the rich flavours of South India.

The Blonde Ale, inspired by the Konkani sweet dish, Patoli, is a light and refreshing beer that is perfect for the hot summers of India.

Brewed using local rice from Karnataka, black jaggery and coconut, it has a creamy mouth feel with a hint of coconut that complements the sweet notes of jaggery and rice. With an ABV of 5% and an IBU of 15, this beer promises to tantalise the taste buds of beer enthusiasts.

The collaboration between BLR Brewing Co. and Great State Aleworks is a testament to their commitment to pushing boundaries and creating unique flavours that appeal to the Indian palate.

The mastermind behind the creation of this beer is the Head Brewer of BLR Brewing Co., Umang Nair, who teamed up with the talented brewers of Great State Aleworks, Nakul Bhonsle and Divyesh Patil, to bring Blonde Ale to life.

Commenting on the collaboration, Umang said, “Such collaborations are so much fun! When we have innovation and passion for craft beers coming together, it creates something truly unique.”

Nakul chips in: “When we started discussing this long overdue collaboration, we thought of brewing a beer based on a dessert known as Patoli, which is common across the coastal regions of three adjoining states: Goa, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.”

BLR Brewing Co. is a brewers’ hub which has established a reputation for creating innovative and experimental beers through collaborations with other breweries and brewers.

It already has six beers on tap: Farmhouse, Hefeweizen, Stout, Coconut Blonde, Pineapple Saison and Belgian Wit.