Freedom to Choose from over 15 beers..@Independence Brewery

Independence Brewing Company
Zero-One Complex,
Pingale Vasti,
Ghorpadi Mundhwa Road
Mundhwa, Pune

#Love Scale : 9/10
#Decor : 10/10

Cost for two : 1500 for 2

#Ambiance Meter :
Independence Brew is a global venture which aims at bringing exceptional craft and artisan brews to India.I am particularly impressed by Inde Brew's location and ambiance. Independence offers a respite from the usual KP joints, but have situated it just at the right distance from KP. This restro bar has large open spaces, and lavish seating area, with an option of indoor and outdoor seating make this place quite attractive. Well-stocked bar, open live counters, beautiful lighting scene and what not, this place has it all. You can also see the brewing machines, and its quite fascinating. The co-founders and partners Shailendra Bist and Avanish Vellanki have done a great job, and are present around the place most of the time. You can spot them interacting with the customers all the time. Independence is a venue with with an unprecedented focus on a variety of fresh, craft beers for the emerging connoisseurs of India.



#Service Factor :
The service of the restaurant is good and the staff is well-versed with the menu and well aware.

#Buzz :
Even though the place is newly opened, it has become quite popular with the crowd of Pune is a short span of time.

#Oomph Factor :
In starters, we ordered the Panko Crumbled Stuffed Mushrooms, Ethiopian Sambosa and loaded Nachos.The dip with nachos tasted good.

Loved the mushrooms (do try!!) and the Ethiopian sambosa were exquisite. We loved the preparation and presentation of the food, and even get to visit the kitchen to see the preparations with our eyes. The kitchen was spacious and very clean. We were surprised on how fast and well-managed the chef was in preparing the food (impressive!).


For mains, we ordered the black pepper tofu and mushroom n vegetable stew gratin. The mains were average. Shailly told us, they are working on veg mains, and are trying to improve the veg preparations.


For desserts, we ordered the chocolate souffle and red wine poached fruits. The souffle was delicious and one is enough for two chocolate lovers!!


#Beers :
Independence has not yet introduced their brewed beers, and will be getting their brewed beers ready by March end.

At the moment, they serve a few imported beers. First, we tried the Zen White or Hefeweizen, which has a smooth wheaty taste. Next, we went on to the Blonde Ale which is smooth and a bit stronger than Zen White. Later, we moved to Indian Pale Ale, which is quite strong and tastes bitter. It is basically for mature palates and it tastes amazing.

Shailly then introduced us to a couple of other beers The Bishop's Finger and Shepherd;s 1698 both of which tasted great!



#Presentation :
The presentation of the food is good and the food is served in beautiful dishes. 

#Cost Factor :
A glass of craft beer, approximately costs you Rs. 300. The food is also in the higher range, but if you looking for a special experience, the places is worth spending the money on!

#My Recommendation :
Try the Indian Pale Ale, which is my favorite. I particularly like the strong flavors of the beer, which is quite different from the usual beers.

#Final Verdict :
The place is amazing, and is soon picking up. They will serve around 15-beers on tap by March end. The food is great and the ambiance is amazing...Must try!!

#Invite By Food Adda Team
We were invited for the review of the restaurant by the food-adda team. They are a group of food-enthusiasts and if you wanna join them, you can contact them trough twitter @foodaddaindia or contact them on facebook at Food-Adda India FB Page.

For More details check out their website : www.independencebrewco.com
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