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Can’t Knock Us Down! A fundraiser for Planned Parenthood SE at The Comet!

We are doing a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Southeast on June 29th. Team tickets are $200. this includes up to a six person team, pitcher of beer, large pizza, 3 games of bowling, and shoes. this event is family friendly. Saturday June 29 12:00pm – 5:00pm. for tickets e-mail our General Manager Jess at LANES ARE LIMITED SO GET YOURS WHILE YOU CAN!

Construction at Twain’s

Phase 1 is done!  We have new bathrooms!

Phase 2 is done! We have a new patio!!

Phase 3 is almost done!

Twain’s has been fortunate to evolve with Decatur over the past 22 years, and we’re ready to take the next step in that evolution this summer!

We are going to be completely rebuilding our patio, including all new seating and tables as well.   We’ll be adding some architectural elements to the exterior to help make the building stand out and adding some greenery back as well. While we are working on the patio we will also be doing some updating inside including giving our bathrooms a much needed upgrade, as well as new windows as well some more cosmetic updates to our interior!

Cereal Keller Kellerbier

This kellerbier is an unfiltered, unlagered American take on a Pilsner. The nose is slightly citrusy and lemony from the American hops; spicy and a touch floral due to the Continental hops. The malt is grainy and a bit doughy from a mix of pilsner malt, red wheat and oat malt. The body is light and crisp with a dry, refreshing bite on the finish. Highly drinkable. Collaboration with Todd DiMatteo from Good Word Brewing. 5.4% ABV

Barleywine Paradiso

Barleywine Paradiso, 8.8%

Unexpectedly, this barleywine is quite approachable. The complexity of the beer brings forth flavors of ripe pomme fruit, fig and date with rich caramel to complement. Despite this, the finish is moderately dry preventing it from becoming cloyingly sweet.

Sam’s Smoked Porter

Sam’s Smoked Porter, 6.4%

Think about Barbeque: rich, dense smoke with a bit of ashy, charred bark and a sweet full finish. Give this beer about a half pint before you decide whether you like it or not. Trust me, as you keep drinking it, you’ll grow more and more fond of it!

Crisp Cross Pale Ale

This single hop British Pale Ale features all British malts and the unique UK Brambling Cross Hops.  After fermentation, this pale ale was cold conditioned for a month to give it an extra crisp finish.  This Daddy Mac will make you jump, jump!! “..make you jump, jump” Mark Twain (maybe, I have no proof, but he probably did)

4.8% ABV

2014 Holiday Hours

Dates and hours to know about this holiday season.

Wednesday, Dec 24th – Christmas Eve – Closed

Thursday, Dec 25th – Christmas Day – Closed

Wednesday, Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve – Open all day with brunch until 3pm!

Thursday, Jan 1st – New Year’s Day – Open all day

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Growler Sales from a Brewpub?….NOT IN GA!

Friends of Twain’s, would you like to bring home a growler of Criminal Sin IPA, well presently that WOULD be criminal.  Twain’s is asking you to make sure your voice is heard when it comes to helping advance Georgia’s burgeoning breweries by supporting the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.  Click the link(s) below and find out how you can help Georgia Breweries, Craft beer, and the people who make that wonderful nectar!!

Last Twain’s Tuesday Jazz Jam – August 12th

After more than 6 years as an Atlanta jazz institution, Joe Gransden’s Tuesday Jazz Jam will be wrapping up its run at Twain’s on August 12th.  Live music has always been tricky at Twain’s with our concrete structure and lack of a dedicated music room, and we’re removing the stage in order to add dining space.  It’s been wonderful to work with Joe to build such a dynamic weekly jazz experience during the past several years, and we look forward to the Jazz Jam finding a new weekly home shortly.

Lil’ Hopskull’s Big IPA

Hophead’s delight! Our 555th batch is a big bold double IPA that packs a punch of flavor and hop aroma.  Hops include Zythos, Falconer’s Flight, and Nelson Sauvin and present citrus, mango, passion fruit, and subtle piney spice.  8.2% ABV


Summer seasonal was inspired by the refreshment of cool glass of lemonade.  Brewed with lemon peel, lemon zest and fresh squeezed lemon juice! When life gives you lemons, make Lemonale! 5.3% ABV

SpringFest Raises $5000 for the ACFB!

SpringFest 2014 was another resounding success, raising more than $5000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, bringing our six year total to more than $41,000 donated to help feed Georgia’s hungry citizens.  We are extremely grateful to all those who came out to this year’s events, it was a great community effort, making it all that much sweeter!  We hope that you make plans to join us next year!  Cheers!

First Saturday Brewery Tour

On the first Saturday of each month, join us for a free tour of the brewery.  Starting at 12:30pm, we’ll show you the ins and outs of brewing here at Twain’s.  Space is limited, just sign up at the bar for the next available tour.

NEXT TOUR: February 3rd

Check out the menu for Springfest 2014 Decatur Beer/Food Crafters Extravaganza!


Ginger-glazed Gum Creek pork belly, crispy spring onion rice, peach salad

Ale Yeah! & Twain’s Decatur Temptress Ginger Hibiscus Braggot


Pine Street Market

“Knuckle Sandwich” Wild Heaven’s Invocation braised Gum Creek pork hocks, pickled collard greens & heirloom carrots on rustic spent grain bread

Wild Heaven Invocation Ale



Adobo-braised Gum Creek ham, sweet corn grits, herbed pea purée, green garlic pork demi

BlueTarp Grapefruit Fünk Weisse


The Pinewood

Brasstown Beef grillades w/ smoked gouda and poblano polenta.

Three Taverns White Hops



Smoked Springer Mountain sausage, basil marinated mozzarella curd and quinoa salad, macerated Lacinato kale and pickled cherries.

Twain’s Dreamer Dark Wheat


Happy Hour Confections

Malted Brown Ale Chocolate Chip Cookie, Caramel Turtle Brownie, & Salted Caramel Cupcake, all made with Twain’s Messipi Nut Brown Ale

Bringing together Decatur’s Food & Beer Culture

Come out to Twain’s on Saturday May 17th, from1 to 4 pm. Enjoy 5 unique beer and food pairings prepared for you by Decatur’s finest restaurants and breweries, in support of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  $50 gets you 5 beer and food pairings and a commemorative glass.  Food will be prepared by Twain’s, Pine Street Market, Leon’s, Steinbecks, and Pinewood, while beers will be from our local friends, Three Taverns, Wild Heaven, and Blue Tarp.  This will be a one of a kind event for a great cause featuring the Ralph Roddenbery Duo.  Please visit for your ticket now.  All ticket proceeds will go directly to the ACFB, who have been graciously feeding Georgia’s hungry citizens for 25 years.

Music will continue later that night starting at 8 pm featuring Georgia sounds from Hair of the Dog, with Rolling Nowhere ramping it up at 10. $5 cover for nighttime acts. food/beer pairings are only available between 1 and 4 pm, get your ticket for that above.

Two Tier Imperial IPA

BOOM!  A big Imperial IPA brewed with our friends Jason, Simon and Wes from Savannah Distributing Co. proving that we CAN come together when it comes to excellent craft beer.  A massive hop presence with a strong malt backbone to boot!  Brewed with Centennial, Simcoe, Chinook, Australian Galaxy, and NZ Motueka too.  An IPA for IPA lovers.  9.3% ABV.

Twain’s takes 1st Place in Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting!

Galactic Criminal Sin wins at ACAT!

Galactic Criminal Sin wins at ACAT!

On Saturday, our Galactic Criminal Sin IPA took the blue ribbon in the classic cask ale category at ACAT!  Going head to head with so many great breweries from around the country and coming out with that ribbon is quite an honor.  ACAT is always a special festival, and this year’s (the 10th!) was especially exciting, with the edition of several UK breweries’ casks available to enjoy.  Thanks to Owen and co. for making it happen, and congrats to the other winners who took home ribbons.

Big Congratulations to Chase and Brad!  Look for a chance to try this winning cask soon at the home-field bar, and don’t delay in getting down here to have some of the wonderful straight-up cold, carbonated variety of Criminal Sin next chance you get!


New Year’s Eve at Twain’s

It’s that special time of the year again, time to ring in the New Years in style at Twain’s!
We will have The CoDefendants rocking the house for your dancing pleasure!  Choose from a  stellar line-up of house-brewed ales pouring behind the bar!  DJ dreidel will man the turntable for dinnertime album sides while you enjoy our dinner specials, featuring traditional southern NYE fare!

There will be a complementary toast at midnight!  

No need to break the bank or get all gussied up!  NO COVER!

Come welcome 2014 Twain’s style!

Dungaree Winter Lager

Pouring a golden yellow with a light off-white head, this clean crisp lager is great for a holiday gathering.  The malts and mild hop profile give it the pleasant balance that both ale and lager fans can enjoy.  5% ABV

Twain’s Autumn Beer Dinner Nov. 20th

Join us Wednesday November 20th for our Autumn Beer Dinner

Celebrating fall with a tip of the glass, fine food and friends.

The night will begin at 7 pm with a passed appetizer & beer pairing then will flow from there through 5 courses of delicious.  These events are always a relaxed night getting to know fellow beer & food enthusiasts. Meet Twain’s Chef Savannah Haseler and Head-brewer Chase Medlin, as you enjoy their offerings, seating is limited and the price cannot be beat, $50 including tax and gratuity.

-1st Course
Jenning’s Hollow Chicken Confit
butternut squash cracker, sunchoke migonette
River Sunset Amber
-2nd Course
Smoked Beet and Apple Salad
sprouts, Cole’s Lake Chevre, sorghum and onion vinaigrette
Twain’s Tonic Ale
-3rd Course
Curry Fall Squash Soup
Criminal Sin IPA
-Main Course
Braised Brasstown Pork Shank
Oyster Mushrooms & Fava bean hash, roasted carrot puree, mushroom jus
T500 Imperial OatMilk Porter
Chipotle Pot de Creme
creme fraiche, sesame bacon brittle
Gingerbread Brown Ale




New Fall/Winter Menu!

Come by soon to check out our new fall/winter menu, including some delicious changes for the seasonal shift.  Enjoy our tasty beet and goat cheese salad, as well as seared Scottish salmon, chipotle black-eyed pea hummus, and several other new items.    NOTE:  The menu on the website will be updated with the changes shortly.

T500 Imperial OatMilk Porter

Twain’s 500th batch of beer!  That makes 3500 barrels, 7000 kegs, 108,500 gallons, 868,000 pints! To celebrate this leg of our journey we have brewed an Imperial Porter using oats and lactose.  The result is a deep rich ale layered in robust and decadent flavors.  8.3% ABV.

South by Midwest Wheat IPA

A Twain’s and New Holland Collaboration Ale

SXMW Wheat IPA is a beautiful ale brewed with our friends from New Holland Brewing Co. in Michigan.   Brewed with specialty Michigan malted wheat  and  honey, Georgia honey and lots of hops.  SXMW beckons with hops and orange in the nose.  Lightly sweet at first yielding to citrus with a hint of honey, dry yet pithtrusy in finish.  Yeah we just said that, pithtrusy.

Peche Ryeson

A small quantity of our Twain’s/Three Taverns collaboration ale that has been blended with a touch of peaches.  Not overly fruity, just giving off a hint of the peach, this Saison style ale maintains its bold flavor and peppery characters.  8% ABV.

Autumnfest Ale

Fall-time easy drinking…

Inspired by the Oktoberfest style, Twain’s Autumnfest Ale features German malt and hops.  It has delicious maltiness and finishes with a light spice from the hops.  4.8% ABV

Twain’s 2nd Annual Homebrew Challenge – CANCELLED



Twain’s was instructed by the DOR to halt this competition.  We will look into the issues that make it illegal, and see if with the effective date of 7/1/13 for HB99, there is any way to legally have it go forward.

Thanks to all you home-brewers who planned to enter the challenge, keep brewing!


Steady Job Coffee Porter

What do you get when you combine friends who love coffee and beer?  Delicious!  That’s what.  Deep dark brown with a beautiful tan head.  A nose of deep roast from coffee and malts and hints of hops.  Coffee is ever-present and bright, with a backbone of dark ale.  This one may keep you up pondering life and the wonderful confluence of events.  Big thanks to Jordan and Dale of Steady Hand Pour House, they brew some stellar coffee.

Connecticut-Yankee Red

This American Red pours a coppery color with a light tan head.  Featuring Mosaic, Citra and New Zealand Motueka hops that are balanced with nice caramel and malt notes.  5.0% ABV

“When red-headed people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.”  M. Twain

Self Determination Belg-IPA

This IPA followed its own path during an unpredictable fermentation, inheriting Belgian-style characteristics.  Floral aroma with hints of Belgian esters.  American West Coast hops shine through with citrus and spicy notes.  Finishes with a smooth bitterness. 5.7% ABV

Smoke on the Messipi Nut Brown Ale

A malt lovers ale, highlighted by a toasted nutty flavor and light smoke.  Notes of sweet toffee and caramel, with sublte roast and coffee undertones.  6.3% ABV.

“Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.”  M. Twain

5th Annual Twain’s Springfest – A Benefit for The Atlanta Community Food Bank

Great Music, Great Food, Great Beer for a Great Cause!

Gringo Star, Rolling Nowhere, and more!

Wanna pre-purchase tickets to SPRINGFEST on May 18th?
Though Twain’s can’t sell tickets physically, you can grab them at Decatur CD and 13 other locations around Atlanta via our pals at Ticket Alternative. Remember, tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and 100% of the proceeds go to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank!
Get tickets to 5th Annual Springfest at Twain’s Billiards and Tap (5/18/2013 3:00 PM)
Get tickets to 5th Annual Springfest at Twain’s Billiards and Tap in Decatur, GA on Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 3:00 PM til much later!

Heavenly Spring Ale

An assertive Golden Ale brewed with orange peel and bay leaves. An excellent refreshing compliment to these beautiful spring days.  This crisp, sessionable ale checks in at 5.2% ABV.

“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six kinds of weather inside four and twenty hours.”  MT

Corned Beef Cravings?

NY Deli sandwich available daily.

10.5 oz of our house-cured and cooked corned beef served on warm rye bread and a side of deli mustard.  This is the real deal, starting with all-natural brisket, we use Old World techniques, then slow cook it to retain the delicious beef flavor.  Piled high to satisfy a Lower East Side craving.  You’ll have to ask for it, cause it isn’t on the printed menu….

Decatur Vice

An American ale inspired by a German Berliner Weiss, pouring deep orange with a tan head.  Wheat and tart fruits in the nose are bolstered by the tartness of this ale.  3% ABV.

Join us at the Classic City Brewfest!

Last year’s festival was a great time, we can’t wait to do it again!  Come out and join us and a bunch of other beer lovers!

For 18 years, the CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST has been known as one of the Southeast’s most enjoyable craft beer events. The CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST (Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Athens, GA) offers uncrowded sampling of around 300 of the greatest world-class craft beers from around the planet, an amazing cask ale pavilion with 15+ rare, one-off real ales, and live music from Tropical Breeze. A benefit for the Athens-Area Humane Society. Click on for tickets, information and discounted hotel rooms.Every ticket is a VIP ticket!
Would you rather enjoy the BrewFest as a volunteer? If so, sign up at

Berry Tart

Twain’s Heavenly Spring Ale blended with boysenberry & raspberry  and a hint of lactic acid.

The result is a wonderful nose of berry, tart flavors upfront with a nice body.   Finishes sour with a hint of citrus.




Support Craft Beer’s growth in Georgia.


Enjoy the beer you drink at Twain’s?  If you would like to buy beer to-go from us, please consider contacting your GA House Representative and Senator regarding legislation HB 314 currently introduced to allow growler (1/2 gallon) sales at establishments such as ours.  You can find contact info for your elected officials at

Something as simple as “We support the three-tier system in GA and feel that HB 314 will result in greater exposure to craft beer.  In conjunction with increased distribution limits passed last year, passage of HB 314 will also result in benefits for wholesalers of craft beer in GA.”

Lawmakers have said recently that they have never heard from their constituents on this topic.  But, they do hear from wholesalers (distributors) every day.  Please help so that you can enjoy our beer at home and make GA the relevant craft beer state that it deserves to be.  Thanks!

Tree Nectar Brown Ale

This American Brown Ale incorporates a nutty and toasted malt flavor, is mild on the hops and has been accented with pure Grade A maple syrup.  Pours a medium brown color with a toasted malt  nose.  6.0% ABV.