Mannheim Brews is an enterprise that has two verticals – craft beers and specialty coffee.

Basic Information

Mannheim Brews was Co-founded by Naveen Menon, Nikhil Menon and Shankar Subramaniam. The common theme for the founders and investors has been the love for craft, whether it is their specialty coffee or beer. While the founders always shared a love for craft, the thought of Mannheim Brews didn’t cross anyone’s mind until a rant in a taproom in the German city of Mannheim changed it all. The taproom, owned by a brewer and one of Mannheim Brews’ investors, became the venue where the team bemoaned the lack of good craft beers in Bengaluru and India at large, prompting the desire to start their own venture. It took time, but it led to the idea of a plug-and-play model of an Indo-German craft brewery. Backed by stringent processes and efforts of some of the best roasters and brewers in the world, the startup is driven by the philosophy ‘No crap on tap’. Sourced from premium plantations in Chikmagalur, their coffee gets roasted to profiles created by expert roasters. The perfection takes time and only after trials do the coffee go out to their partners. Both the verticals follow an asset-light approach through which the team ties up with restaurants to handle their entire set-up by providing equipment, expertise and a lot of operational support. See more



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Founding Date



No. of Employees


21 to 40

Core Team


Shankar Subramaniam



Nikhil Menon

Co-Founder and COO


Naveen Menon