Todi And Company Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400013
The Barking Deer Brewpub & Restaurant was founded on the belief that the Impossible Happens. Many people doubted that Mumbai would ever see a Microbrewery serving handcrafted beer. Excise policies were draconian and built on the back of prohibition laws from the time of independence. The bureaucrats would never let it happen, the doubters said.But we never stopped believing that it could be done. Why? Because http://www.barkingdeer.in/ is something that is just TOOOOO good to easily give up on. People of Mumbai deserved to drink great-tasting, fresh beer. People of Mumbai deserve to taste the favourful and varied beer styles from the great beer cultures of Europe and North America. We couldn’t let the people of Mumbai down just because it might be a little bit difficult to get a license or two.And Impossible Happens… after a two-year application process, The Barking Brewpub & Restaurant (under it’s parent company Seven Island Craft Brewery Pvt Ltd) received its license to brew in October, 2013, making it the very first microbrewery ever in Mumbai. The Barking Deer served its first craft beer to the general public on November 7th!! It was quite an historic event.The Barking Deer actually opened its doors on February 28th, 2013 and quickly got a reputation as being THE beer spot in Mumbai — patrons enjoyed its wide selection of beer from around the world, its cozy pub atmosphere and its delicious pub food. Patrons also loved ladies nights, retro Fridays, Latino nights and special events such as Social Media Week and the Cinco de Mayo party.The Barking Deer was modeled after popular American brewpubs that founder Greg Kroitzsh frequented before he moved to Mumbai in 2008. Greg was born in Boston and grew up in the tiny state of Vermont. In both places, the microbrewery tradition is very strong. In fact, Greg’s father Don considered starting a microbrewery in Vermont some 30 years ago after receiving praise for his home-brewed beer. Don decided against opening a microbrewery because there was already one in the State. Today there are over 20 breweries thriving in Vermont and its craft beer has received world-wide praise.Greg, a former banker with Citibank in New York City, started his quest for craft beer in Mumbai in 2009 after being exiled from the banking industry during the 2008 financial melt down. He decided the world could probably do without one more banker and pursued the dream of brewing excellent craft beer.Now Impossible Happens every day at The Barking Deer as Brewer Ben makes India Pale Ale, Belgian Wit and Bombay Blonde Ale — the kind of beer that the city of Mumbai has never tasted and the people of Mumbai truly deserve. Take part in the Impossible and drink down a pint of Barking Deer beer knowing that you are a part of this history too!