It is exciting times for the craft beer industry as more and more beer drinkers are opting to drink freshly brewed local affordable beers and not the expensive imported ones. Thanks to a handful of craft beer producers and some forward thinking resto-bars and pubs in Mumbai, it has now become easy to grab a glass of good beer in a large number of city hangouts. Keeping that spirit in mind, Aqaba, the restaurant in Lower Parel, Mumbai recently organised a craft beer festival in association with WOW Tables (previously known as Gourmet It Up). There was live acoustic performances from artists of The True School of Music in the lawn of the high-rise Peninsula Business Park while guests gathered around the craft beer stalls to drink-up their favourite tipple in a sultry summer evening. The participating craft beer companies were, TJ’s Brew Works, Doolally and Independence Brewing Company from Pune and Gateway Brewing Company and the White Owl from Mumbai.
Published by Rojita Tiwari
Rojita Tiwari is an award winning writer, educator, podcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine & spirits, travel & hospitality. She is the recipient of The Indian Achiever '40 Under 40' Award 2020 and Most Influential Food & Beverage Industry Professional Award 2020. Rojita is a WSET Level 3 certified (Wines) and Level 2 certified (Spirits) professional listed twice (2013 and 2015) as one of the TOP TEN WOMEN OF WINE IN INDIA by the Indian Wine Academy. With 18 years of experience of working for several publications including a decade-long experience of heading the editorial of a leading alco bev magazine, now she is mostly busy- tasting, traveling, writing, training, and educating people about the wonderful world of wine & spirits. She is a certified judge at several international wine & spirits competitions, and a Senior Specialist at International Drinks Specialists, UK. She also hosts India's first podcast on drinks and travel - The Drinks & Destinations Podcast. Connect with her on firstname.lastname@example.org or Follow on Instagram & Facebook @drinksanddestinations. Cheers & Happy Reading!