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Three cheers to beer

Gear up to celebrate International Beer Day on Friday — head to any of these places where beer is the house speciality.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2011 00:38 IST
Hindustan Times

Gear up to celebrate International Beer Day on Friday — head to any of these places where beer is the house speciality.

Rockman’s Beer Island

This cafe offers fresh beer, which is served directly from the tap in four variants - lager, lager strong, dark and wheat. The cafe is also known for its home brewed beer (R444 for 500ml). Here, you can experience true beer brewing experience with the fermentation tanks. The place offers German, Indian and Continental among other cuisine.
We recommend: Nurnberger sausages served with sauerkraut (pickled cabbage)
Meal for two: Rs 2,000 plus taxes
Address: Third floor, Ambience Mall, NH-8, Gurgaon
Tel: 0124-2700000

The Beer Cafe
A beer wall, with a variety of beers, marks the entrance of this cafe. What makes this place unique is the concept of beer cards that can be topped up every time you exhaust the money marked in the card. This beer card can be used to purchase beer from the beer station and also the food menu. The café has a whole range of Belgian, German, Mexican beers amongst others. They also offer wines and non-alcoholic beer (Rs 175). The tap beer ranges from Rs 250 to Rs 300 for 330ml here.
Where: Second floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
Tel: 011- 40870509

Come Drink Beer Cafe
This cafe, done up with bright interiors and images of beer adorning the walls, is mostly frequented by office-goers in the area. Apart from the regular beer, what makes this place special are the beer tails, which are cocktails made by mixing beer with other beverages. Some of the beer tails are Shandy, Sting, and Eyes, amongst others, and come for Rs 275 plus taxes. The three litre pitchers available here are great when you are with a group of friends. The three litre pitcher for domestic beer is for Rs 875 plus taxes and the one for imported beer costs Rs 2,080.
Where: First floor, 30-31 Raja House, Nehru Place
Tel: 011- 26460699

Beer story
Beer drinking dates back to the sixth millennium BC and has been recorded in the earliest Sumerian writings. It has also been mentioned in the Code of Hammurabi, which dates back to 1700 BC. In fact, the ancient Sumerian Goddess Ninkasi is considered the ‘matron goddess of the intoxicating beverage’, i.e. beer. Hymns sung to her were also a way for people to remember the recipe for the drink. The earliest chemically confirmed barley beer to date was discovered at Godin Tepe in the central Zagros Mountains of Iran, ca. 3400 - 3000 B.C. (Chalcolithic/Late Uruk Period).

Quick sips
The tradition of celebrating International Beer Day on August 5 started in 2007 at a pub in Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Calories in one pint of beer: 184kcal (a cheese burger has 330 calories while a wheat chapatti has 40kcal).
In 1516, the Duke of Bavaria adopted the Reinheitsgebot (purity) law, under which beer should be brewed only from four natural ingredients — water, malt, hops and yeast. The law is still in use.
One of the world’s most expensive beers is Antarctic Nail Ale, which is made from frozen Antarctic ice. The first bottle was auctioned for $80. It is a limited edition beer, with only 30 bottles being made the first time.

This cafe is an ideal place to catch your favourite cricket match, with the interiors inspired from the popular sport. It has a brewery, from which fresh beer is served to the guests. Here, you can choose from three types of beer – wheat, premium and dark. A mug of 330ml of any of the three variants is available for R155. The multi-cuisine menu at this place has a fine blend of Indian and continental dishes. A special attraction here are the glove shaped couches.
Premium beer: Rs 155 for 300ml
We recommend: Chicken Tangra
Address: Galaxy Hotel, Sector-15, Gurgaon
Tel: 0124-4032222

Watering holes in Delhi celebrate the drink
Pubs across the Capital will offer special discounts and beer menus on Friday. Get to know about some of them

Sky Bar @ Kylin Premier
For R500, you can get a bucket of five beers here. Ladies get a complementary beer glass from 3-9 pm.
Signature drink: Red Eye
Meal for two: Rs 1,500
Where: 302, third floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
Tel: 9811459546 / 9871757744

Underdoggs Sports Bar
The bar will be hosting a Beer Pong Tournament, on a registration fee of R300 per team. Teams will face off each other with beer.
Must try: Coronita Margarita
Meal for two: Rs 1,500 plus taxes
Where: F-38, Level 1, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
Tel: 011-40870531

Tryst MusiCafe
Enjoy a beer pitcher here for R550 plus taxes (domestic) and R1,299 plus taxes (imported), alongside a live performance by a band.
Signature drink: The Beer Mixer
Meal for two: Rs 2,000
Address: Salcon Ras Villas Mall, District Centre
Tel: 011- 46291139

The café has introduced a special beer menu for Friday. You can get two glasses of beer plus snacks for R600.
Must try: Liefmans Fruitesse
Meal for two: Rs 1,000
Where: 28 -A, Def Col Market
Tel: 011 -46588445

Chalchitra Café
Here, get a complementary beer with your order till 8pm. The café will also hold 'Know Your Beer', a game that matches beer to your personality.
Signature drink: Beer shots
Meal for two: Rs 1,000 plus taxes
Where: M-38, M block, GK II
Tel: 9999855519

Jukebox Cafe Bar
Here, buy six beer mugs for R1,000 or buy four beer mugs and a hookah for R1,000.
Signature drink: Beer Buster Meal for two: Rs 1,000 plus taxes
Where: Satyam Cinema Complex, Nehru Place,
Tel: 011-26484850

1 Café bar
Get unlimited beer for R799 here. You can also pick from Irish, Mexican and other International beers.
Signature drink: Shandy
Meal for two: Rs 1,200 plus taxes
Address: Ground floor, Select City Walk Mall
Tel: 011-41006956

Boombox Cafe
If you are heading heBeer Lion
Meal for two: Rs 1,500 plus taxes
Address: 2 and 3, Khan Market
Tel: 011-41006956

Café Cruise
On International Beer Day, if you buy three beers here, you will get four free.
Signature drink: Beer Margarita,
Meal for two: R800 plus taxes
Address: City Square Mall, First Floor, Rajouri Garden
Tel: 011- 45792244

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