Ironhill India, a microbrewery chain founded by Teja Chekuri in 2017, has begun another ambitious journey to expand its pan-India footprint by opening South India’s largest micro-brewery in Bengaluru.
Spread over two acres, Ironhill India – Bengaluru is located at Marthahalli, on the Billion Road (the portion of Outer Ring Road starting from K R Puram to Sarjapur Junction), where more than a billion ambitions are weaved by India’s ISRO to companies like India born Flipkart and Jio to global tech giants Intel, Ericsson and Microsoft.
With its contemporary design and world-class service at a staggering 1.3 lac sq ft area, the microbrewery will serve 8 varieties of beer and can accommodate more than 1500 people at a time.
Commenting on the launch, Ironhill India Founder Teja Chekuri said we have been looking forward to bringing the Ironhill brand to Bengaluru as part of our pan-India expansion plan.
“The city is now host to the largest microbrewery in the world and will introduce patrons to new brews and indigenous ingredients that will surprise them,” said Teja Chekuri.
He also highlighted the fact Iron Hill brings in the knowledge of its expert brew-masters, who have travelled around the world unearthing some of the most supreme flavours for Bengaluruians to savour.
“It has culminated in bringing exciting flavours of beers on tap and that too brewed with the highest quality raw materials imported from their source countries and locally sourced,” said Teja Chekuri.
Teja Chekuri also said the Bengaluru is the company’s 4th outlet and is going ahead with its plan to expand to 10 locations by 2022 across Maharashtra, Goa, Haryana and Chandigarh.
Set in a lush corner in the IT hub of Marathahalli, the venue allows you to enjoy the vastness of the space while creating small pockets of privacy.
The strategically placed art deco pieces, installation art, soft melodious music that merges with the mellow sounds of water fountains are a definite attraction.
The true winners though are the rich new flavours of craft beer that will delight your palate, the scrumptious menu that you just can’t have enough of and the very essential ample parking space.
Riding high on the success of the Ironhill brand in Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Hyderabad, the Bengaluru outlet will bring different flavours from different parts of India and the world to unite the craft beer lovers with original brews.
Brewing new business
Teja Chekuri who is the founder and Managing Partner at Ironhill India conceived the microbrewery concept after dabbling in a few startups and the food business.
After completing his degree in MS – Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Gannon University Teja Chekuri worked in various startups and IT companies.
He started his entrepreneurial journey with Northface Holdings as the Managing Director in 2012 and invested in Axlr Data Private Limited.
But Teja Chekuri kept coming back to food – his first love. He cofounded the Godavari Group of Restaurants in the US and continued to explore more in the segment.
“After entering the food business, I was pretty interested in experimenting with Indian mixes and unique spices that can be added to the brews to bring about an interesting experience for beer connoisseurs. That’s how Ironhill India came about. Since its launch, the brand has established multiple footprints at a rapid pace under his leadership,” he said.
Teja Chekuri has pell out his road map very clear for Ironhill as he wants to keep bringing new concepts of food and brews to food lovers everywhere. “With Ironhill, we want to focus on India to create a fabulous concept where you can enjoy authentic varieties of craft beer served with good food in a great ambience,” said Teja Chekuri.
As an entrepreneur, the soft-spoken Teja Chekuri defines risk-taking, creative thinking and an action-oriented approach as his key traits that drives him towards success.
“I enjoy reading, watching adventure movies, and travelling. If we have a bent of mind of a curious learner, it will be easy for an entrepreneur to explore new technology and adapt it to ensure seamless business operations,” said Teja Chekuri.
Teja Chekuri has made it clear that Iron Hill will come to go ahead with its plans to experiment and do research on new product development and ideas to bring in new concepts in the food and beverage industry.