Sector 29 is the hub of breweries and food trucks and Hops n Brew is another name in the latter. Spread over two floors, armed with an easy on the ears yet feet tapping playlist, a fine brewery and some sumptuous flavours. The place is dimly lit with muslin covered light fixtures and a vintage red brick look. You have a clear view of the brewery and they have a private lounge and a smoking area. The bar is well stocked and they offer three kinds of fresh brews – wheat, lager and strong.
Starting with the beer of course – we tried all three. The strong could have been more distinct, the lager was a shade of nice pale golden with a nice, crisp touch. Their wheat beer was my favorite – the aroma was vindictively alluring, with a full bodied flavor.
Their menu is done like a magazine with bright shots of the dishes but otherwise their menu is pretty crisp with a large number of starters and bar nibbles and a contained main course. We started with crispy corn chaat which was simply marvelous – a very simple dish with coated sweet corn, fried to crispiness and tossed with onions.
Next we tried their Non veg kebab platter with mutton seekh, chicken tangdi, chicken malai tikka and fish tikka. The mutton seekh could have been more tender. The marination they used in the tangdi was very flavorsome but the meat could have been juicier. The fish tikka was nice and tender and extremely fresh. What stood out of the lot was the chicken malai tikka – creamy and succulent with a beautiful marinade.
Paneer tikka was well marinated and grilled with the classic capsicum, onion and tomatoes.
The lamb keema pav was simply ambrosial – keema pav has become a very popular dish these days and few places are doing it right. Fresh, buttered pav with slow cooked, spicy and very palatable.
They offer meal combos with tikkas/kebabs and dal and breads. Already trying their starters we headed straight for a portion of their luscious, creamy dal makhni and butter naan and tandoori roti. The breads could really use some improvement but the dal was very well done.
Wounded up our meal with the classic brownie ice cream sundae which again could definitely use up an improvement. The brownie tasted more like a chocolate cake and the sundae could have packed a lot more gusto.