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Elmira A Frameshift Collab

Farmhouse IPA 6.7% IPA

Brewed with our good friends at Frameshift Fermentation! Excessive amounts of Cashmere, Cryo Palisades & Wai-iti bring a stone fruit hop punch, balanced by unmalted wheat and Georgia Pilsner Malt which lend a delicate soft mouthfeel and a cracker-like malt flavor

Lemon Vice

Meyer Lemon Wheat Ale

We took our Florence Hefeweizen and added some Meyer Lemons and Orange zest to bump up the citrus component of the beer; inspired by the popular Summer Shandy without the added sugar or water. We have a very limited quantity of this so get it while it’s here!

Dine-in, Patio and Take-out available

Twain’s is open for table service inside & on the patio! And take-out service.

We request that you do not move tables or chairs so we can maintain a safe distance between parties.

Masks MUST be worn whenever not seated for everyones safety, no exceptions.

4 packs of beer are available to go as are all menu items. Please place all carry out orders online!

Our hours are:

Tuesday-Thursday  4-10pm

Friday 3-11pm

Saturday 12-11pm

Sunday 12-9pm

The kitchen closes and hour before the bar closes, except Sundays

Contactless carry out is still available as well!

please order online here!


Current beer offerings

Current food offerings

Halley’s Helles Lager

4.9% abv

Modeled after the malt forward Munich lagers, this helles uses heirloom German malts and Tettnang hops with a Munich Lager yeast. This is a staff favorite!

Backwood Blonde

5% abv Soft red fruit notes (strawberry, watermelon, red apple) that complement the balanced bready malt while finishing crisp

Only available on draft


6.2% abv

Hopped with Mackinac, grown exclusively in Michigan, notes of pineapple & tropical fruit punch

Available on draft and 4 packs to-go!

Liquid Pour’n IPA

Unfiltered West Coast IPA, 6.9% abv
Sensual malt  (Pale Ale, Munich, Vienna) balance a tactile hop bite from Chinook, CTZ before it all comes around to a face full of finishing hops with cryo Azacca, Rakau and Citra.
Only available on draft

Holiday Hours

Twain’s will be closed Monday 12/21- Friday 12/25.

We will reopen at 12 noon on Saturday 12/26!

We are opening up for Tuesday 12/29 from 5-10pm

Our 25th anniversary is on New Years Eve, and to celebrate we are going to be closed.  Despite this wonderful milestone, a celebration just doesn’t feel right.  But keep your eye’s our for a make up party in 2021!

Ariel BA Sour Solera

6.0% abv Our third solera from our house grown sour culture is bright orange, with a smooth biscuity malt & bright sour upfront that doesn’t linger

Only available on draft

Mouth for War

12.% abv Buffalo Trace Bourbon BA Barleywine

Collaboration with Decatur’s Ale Yeah! Craft Beer, Rich, boozy and complex, Bourbon, candied raisin, caramel, toee and biscuits round out in this sipper

Only available on draft!

Jeremiel Mulberry Sour

6.0% abv

Mixed Fermentation Sour w/ Mulberry and Spices
Named after the Archangel of hope, Jeremiel helps people learn from previous mistakes so they don’t repeat the past. This mixed ferm sour was aged in a wine barrel and has mulberries with just the faintest touch of allspice and vanilla.
Only available on draft!

Mochalicious Nitro Milk Stout

5.3% abv Collab brew with Peach State Brewo Best of Show winner, Jordan Morgan. This nitro pour rings in a rich and sweet malt character with a touch of caramel and hints of coffee and cocoa. Congrats, Jordan

Available on draft only

Sin Bin Session IPA

5% abv. Refreshing and juicy, this easy drinking beer uses the ultra rare medusa hop to deliver fresh melon, peach kiwi and strawberry hop aroma and flavor.

Available on draft and 4 packs to-go!

Drunken Phoenix Hazy IPA

6.4% abv Brewer Sean’s design – this Hazy IPA uses Citra, Cryo Azacca, Sultana & Moutere delivering a HUGE hop aroma & bright citrus flavors.

Available on draft and 4 packs to-go!


5.5% ABV  Approachable toasty malt, soft floral hops and a clean finish will have you toasting over and over again to good health and prosperity. Prost!

Available on Draft and 4 packs to-go!

Jackass Hill Helles Lager

5.0% abv Tettnang hops: Striking malt complexity aligned with easy drinking, this Helles is flavorful while still refreshing floral and firm bitterness to cleanse you palate. Soft grainy & doughy malt supports the hops and makes an all-around pleasant drinkable beer.

Available on Draft and 4 packs to-go!

Florence Hefeweizen

4.4% abv. Nothing says warm patio weather better than a tall glass of hefeweizen. Wheat and barley combine with a unique Bavarian yeast to create this delicious wheat beer with notes of banana, clove, citrus, vanilla and baking bread.

We’re back on 8/5!

We’re so happy to be reopening on Wednesday 8/5 for patio dinning, carry out and now delivery!!

Masks are required when you pick up or place your order, when you come inside to use the restroom, and any time you aren’t seated with your group.  No exceptions.

Along with our extra sanitation processes, we’ve added more shade to provide a comfortable and safe dinning experience for you and our staff, and some great new food and beer options!  A new Green & Basil burger, smoked wings every day, Sin Bin Session IPA & Florence Forgive Me Hefeweizen!

All of our staff must pass a temperature check before work and are required to wear a mask and gloves.  Please maintain a 6ft distance between yourself other groups, and do not move any tables, they are spaced out for your safety.

Order carry out or delivery from our website, or come in and order from our patio counter for dine in and we’ll bring your food and drinks to your table.

Our hours will be

Wing Wednesday 5-9pm, 10 regular wings and a short pour of any beer for $11, dine in only!

Burger Thursday 5-9pm, a cheese burger, tots and a short pour for $12, dine in only!

Friday 5-10pm

Saturday 12-10pm

Sunday 12-8pm

We can’t wait to see y’all!


Get some beer for the weekend!

Come by Friday 4-8pm or Saturday 2-5pm and we’ll get you all set!

And as a special treat we’ll have dry rubbed smoked wings available while supplies last!  Buy four 4 packs of beer and get 10 wings for free!  Special only available for walk up orders, not online.  Order online here!

In an abundance of caution…

Friends due to the surge in Covid-19 and hospitalizations, and in a continued abundance of caution, Twain’s will remain closed. We have been very fortunate that our staff is healthy and we will reopen as soon as we are comfortable doing so. These are very difficult times in our industry, and we are balancing many factors in making these decisions. We expect to reopen with an invigorated focus on providing you, our customers, the best we have to give, Twain’s food, beer and love.
We hope that you and yours stay safe and healthy during this complicated time.

Twain’s & Corona Virus

Friends, Family and Patrons,

Twain’s will be closing operations for the foreseeable future to protect you, our staff and the greater population from COVID19. This is the most difficult decision we have ever made, but it is one that we feel is necessary for the common good, and to ensure our ability to eat, drink and laugh about it in the future at Twain’s.

We have always felt blessed to be a part of Decatur’s community and we hope that this crisis is shortened to a minimum and that is why we are doing this.

Thank you for all of your support, it has been nearly 25 years and we plan to come back soon to celebrate that milestone.

ABOVE ALL…please stay healthy…listen to the experts and stay home. The welfare of our community is at stake and you are the most important piece. Be well, and take care of each other (at a safe distance). It will take many more sacrifices by each of us to get to the end of this crisis safely. We look forward to raising a glass at that time.

Thank you again.

Twain’s Winter Lager

Czech Dark Lager. This rich and fulfilling dark lager delivers on elements of a Munich Dunkel (think Autumn Is Coming from 2019) but with a bit more richness and mild chocolate character from the darker malts used. Delicious! 4.5% abv

Wintry Wanderer IPA

Massive late kettle hop additions and double dry hopped, this juicy IPA has a mango, pineapple and orange juice flavor. 6.6% abv

Hops: Citra, RAkau, Galaxy, Michigan Copper, Azacca & Amarillo

A New Level

Port Barrel Aged Barleywine 11% abv

The last variant of our collaboration with Ale Yeah!, A New Level uses the base beer Vulgar Display of Barley, and ages it in a Portugese Port Barrel for 10 months.

Feats of Strength

Spiced with figs, orange peel, allspice, juniper & vanilla while fermented in a Woodford Reserve barrel. An ode to Holiday strong ales from Belgium. 13%abv

Until you pin me, Festivus is not over!

Command Prompt

Double Oatmeal Stout 6.6%abv

Luscious and velvety, this stout only uses malted barley, hops, water, oats & yeast to deliver the impression of dark chocolate coated doughnuts while maintaining its beer integrity and drinkability. We used an absurd about of oats. Like the quakers were impressed

Twain’s has canned beers TOGO!!

That’s right! Twain’s is canning our beer! Order online for pick up, or come in and grab a 4 pack after dinner!

Here’s what’s available in 4 packs of 16oz cans!

Germantown Pils

Liquid Pour’n West Coast IPA 

11th Hour Pale Ale


Mad Happy vX

In The Dark Last Night

 Flanders Red Sour Ale, 6% abv A few years ago we captured our own mix of house cultures to do wild ales. For the 5th Generation of this house grown culture, we have a mixed-fermentation solera in a red wine barrel that demonstrates beautiful elements of a dry and sour Flanders Red. Rich malt, bright acidity, red fruit, hints of oak.

Available on draft only

Godmode Crushable IPA

5.0 % abv

Homebrewer Collaboration Alert! Randall McPherson of Covert Hops Society and Final Gravity homebrew clubs was invited in to share his multi-award winning recipe for Session IPA. We worked together to get this brewed on Twain’s system and we hope you love the outcome! Using every cheat code in the books, Citra, Galaxy and Wai-iti deliver bright tropical, stone fruit and citrus fruits which dominate your senses but keep you coming back for more. Homebrewers rock!

Push Back Pils

New Zealand Pilsner 6.4% abv

A beautiful mash up of Czech-style pilsner malt with New Zealand grown hops. Dry hopped and lagered for over a month. The malt is rich and creamy balanced with a clean hop presence.

Hops: NZ Pacifica, NZ Wai-iti

Available on draft and 4 packs to-go!

Twain’s Summer Ale

4.9% ABV

This Belgian White ale uses a generous does of wheat along with orange and lemon peel and a farmhouse yeast to bring a bright crisp and refreshing summer beer!

My ‘Bro

5.2% ABV

Dry hopped My Girl Belgian Blond with Sabro hops. A grassy and floral aroma along with ripe peach, pineapple and coconut from the hops

Barke No Bite Maibock

A collab with Covert Hops homebrewers Graham Barron and Scott Lathrop. This Maibock is a malty German lager brewed for spring. Orange in color expect smooth toasty malts and a hint of sweetness

Mad Happy

6.4% abv Our flagship IPA is back and fresh as can be. Hops from 4 continents come together to make for a tropical, citrus & complex hop flavor

Available on draft, 4 packs coming soon!


Weekday Deals!

Mondays: 50 cents off a short pour of any house beer, and Team Trivia Starts at 8pm!

Tuesdays: 8 wings & a 12 oz house beer for $10!

Wednesdays: Burger & a 12oz house beer for $11!

Thursdays: $1 off 20oz & .5L beers!


House culture slow sour . Aged in a red wine barrel. this is the last variant of our Weizenbock collab with homebrewer Ryan Stansbury. Fermented with our own house captured and propigated sour culture, this beer is very sour yet smooth and rich as the malt softens and the expressive wild culture throws off lots of fruit notes. No fruit was added, yet it exhibits notes of passionfruit, sour cherry, and black plums.

Purgatory to Paradise

7.5% abv This Trappist-style Belgian Dubbel delivers on the malt complexity and yeast character while being sneaky smooth and and easy-to-drink amber beer. This beer will help you transcend you from beer Purgatory to beer Paradise

Available on draft only