It's the summer and everyone who loves beer will swear by the relief a chilled pint brings during hot summer days! But there is something almost magical about a freshly brewed craft beer. The taste is unique and the fact that it is straight from the tap and into your mug gives it a distinct flavour that no bottled beer can ever hope to match. And therefore the concept of microbreweries is becoming increasingly popular in India.

We bring you a list of some of the best microbreweries in India that one must visit to taste that freshly brewed beer:

Gurgaon

Sadly, Delhi still doesn't have any microbreweries but the friendly neighbourhood Gurgaon has them in abundance. The best microbreweries in Gurgaon/Gurugram are:

1. 7 Degree Brauhaus

One of the largest in Gurgaon, they serve traditional Bavarian beer. Their 4 flavours range from light to dark and they have exclusive offers for members!

Price for a pint: Rs. 415

Address: Shop No.310, 311,South Point Mall, Third Floor, DLF Golf Course Road, Sector 53, Gurgaon, Haryana 122011

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2. Striker Pub & Brewery

Strikers offer premium beer flavours with amazing ambiance and great food. What more does a beer lover need? Their barley and wheat based beers are a must try.

Price for a pint: Rs. 195

Address: 23, 1st Floor, Global Foyer Mall, Sector 43, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon,Gurgaon, Delhi-NCR

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3. Soi 7 Pub & Brewery

They offer great beers and amazing events all week long. They are the only brewery in Cyber Hub with an open rooftop and sometimes live music as well. They also have corporate discount schemes.

Price for a pint: Rs. 295

Address: 2nd Floor, 205-208 & 209 A, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City,Gurgaon, Delhi-NCR

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4. Manhattan Craft Brewery

Shining cylindrical vessels connected to each other through pipes remind you of a vintage brewery in Germany, with beer of different flavours brewing inside them. The signature German Wheat Beer just cannot be missed.

Price for a pint: Rs. 225

Address: 1st Floor, Global Foyer Mall, Sector 43, Golf Course Road,Gurgaon, Delhi-NCR

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5. Vapour Pub & Brewery

They offer a detailed tasting so that you can make an informed decision on what brew to get high on. They have Beer-tails and Special Flavour of the Month series which are a must try.

Price for a pint: Rs. 199

Address: 2nd Floor, MGF Megacity Mall, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002

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Bangalore

The original pub capital, Bangalore has many breweries and all have something unique and special for the customers. But the best are:

1. Toit

The variety of Beers at Toit would not disappoint your Beer Buds. Coupled with wood-fired oven finger-licking recipes, Toit is the place for food and beer lovers both.

Price for a pint: Rs. 400

Address: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

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2. The Biere Club

The best part about Biere is that you can try any beer sample for Rs. 30 (60 ml) and order afterwards. The beer is the freshest as they brew small batches of beer everyday.

Price for a pint: Rs. 160

Address: 20/2, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road Area, Lavelle Road, Bangalore

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3. Windmills Craftworks

Windmills Craftworks is known for everything you can desire in a hangout place. They serve food that perfectly goes with your beers and they have some seasonal flavours like Coconut Brown Ale to try!

Price for a pint: Rs. 300

Address: No. 331, 5B Road, EPIP Zone, Next to L&T infotech, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048

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4. Big Brewsky

Brewsky is known for serving unorthodox and unusual flavors of beer. Tantalize your beer palate by trying all the different flavors on offer.

Price for a pint: Rs. 350

Address: 4th and 5th floor,Goenka Chambers, 19th Main Road, Jeewan Griha Colony, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka

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5. Arbor Brewing Company

It is the first American Craft Brewery in India and serves some dark and smoky flavors of beer, unlike any other you have had. Along with the variety of beer, the beer trivia will get you hooked.

Price for a pint: Rs. 225

Address: 8, 3rd Floor, Allied Grande Plaza, Magrath Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

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Mumbai

The microbrewery concept has literally caught Mumbai by storm with one brewery after another opening up all around the city and suburbs. Head to these for an ultimate experience:

1. Gateway Brewing Co.

Named after Mumbai's most iconic landmark, Gateway of India, Gateway brewing serves some of the best beer in town. Sample the varieties of Irish, German and English beer at your heart's content.

Price for a pint: Rs. 350

Address: Raheja Centre, 10th floor, Unit 11, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021

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2. The Barking Deer

Head to The Barking Deer for an authentic pub like atmosphere and great food that highlights the main attraction of the pub – their witty, whimsical beers.

Price for a pint: Rs. 250 - Rs. 300

Address: Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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3. The White Owl

The delicious beers with special flavours like Caramel-flavoured, Diablo; wheat beer, Halcyon and an American Pale Ale called Torpedo make this place a must visit. Also their food menu is a specially curated to go along with the beer.

Price for a pint: Rs. 225

Address: One Indiabulls Center, Tower 2 Lobby,, Nicholar Piramal Tower, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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4. Doolally Taproom

It serves traditional stout and apple cider brews and is considered one of the best in Mumbai. The menu and the varieties they offer are small but they do not compromise on the quality.

Price for a pint: Rs. 250

Address: Shop No. 5/6, Geleki, ONGC Colony, Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai

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5. Brewbot

Experience exotic flavors like 'Skywalker’, a Kolsch beer, the ‘Floating Head’ – a Hefewizen, the ‘Mojo Rising’, a Mid Western Pale Ale and the ‘Black Mamba’ a Chocolate Oat Cream Stout at this corner.

Price for a pint: Rs. 275

Address: G01 & 101, Morya Landmark 1, Off New Link Road, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Others

Well, if you aren't in Delhi, Bangalore or Mumbai and can't even reach these places, try out some of these in an area near you:

1. Hops N Grains, Panchkula

The first and truly the unparalleled micro brewery in town, head to Hops N Grains for an ultimate experience. They serve 4 flavours of locally crafted beer with amazing food.

Price for a pint: Rs. 250

Address: SCO 358, Sector 9, Panchkula, Haryana

Source: TripAdvisor

2. Beer Republic, Kolkata

Not exactly a top-notch brewery, Beer Republic still serves 4 flavors of beer to try. The ambience is spacious and amiable and the food many has plenty to offer.

Price for a pint: Rs. 200

Address: 89C, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Sarani, Near Swabhumi, Kankurgachi, Kolkata

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3. Independence Brewing Company, Pune

They serve a miraculous spread of delicious brews, and even offer courses and educational tours to get to the bottom of your favourite beer.

Price for a pint: Rs. 200

Address: Zero One, 79/1, Pingle Vasti, Mundhwa Road, Mundhwa, Near Passport Seva Kendra, Pune, Maharashtra

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Chug that beer!