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Contactless carry out starting Wednesday 5/20 at 4pm!

Thanks right! Starting Wednesday we will be offering contactless togo!  Please give us a call between 4-8pm Wednesday through Saturday and we will get you fresh food and fresh beers!   Just give us a call about 20 minutes before you would like to pick up your order, and then call us back when you get to our parking lot!  We’re excited to start ramping Twain’s back up! Check out our menu!Twain’sCovidFINAL

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

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.

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

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 v8.0

Hops: El Dorado, Kohatu, Cashmere, Ariana, Mackinac 6.6%abv

In our never ending quest for the perfect house IPA, we took v6.0 hop bill and changed up the yeast! A bright and heady hop aroma of tropical fruit and bright citrus follows with red fruit and a bit of melon. No fruits were harmed making this beer.

As we continue to hone this recipe, we’ve taken elements of V4 and V5 and rounded them out with the addition of the luccious American hop, Cashmere. Ultra Smooth hop profile of melon, pineapple. fruit punch, peach, orange, tangerine and a touch of pine
6.5% ABV

 

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 Jess@cometpubandlanes.com LANES ARE LIMITED SO GET YOURS WHILE YOU CAN!

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!

Valac

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 Belgian Dubbel

Fruity esters hit you on the aroma with notes of bubblegum and pear with soft spice notes from our yeast that resemble coriander and black pepper. Moderate malt with toasted bread and golden raisins support the fermentation profile

Break The Wheel Nut Brown

Nutty, caramel, crackers, biscuits and moderate fruity esters are expressed in this traditional English-style brown ale (no nuts added to the beer). This beer is the true counter culture beer. 5.4% ABV

Holiday Parties at Twain’s!!

Looking for a fun place to bring your co-workers?  Look no further!  Twain’s can host groups of 20-100 guests with food, drinks and fun!  We still have some dates available for the holiday season but they are going fast, to check availability fill out our party info form!

Serpentine Solitude

13% ABV 15 IBUs

Color: Light Brown, a bit hazy./ Finish: Raisin, dried fruits, sherry, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, hints of oaks.

This is 2017’s Hell For Society Quad aged in a 3rd use Willet Bourbon Barrel. The 3rd use imparts more of a neutral aging characteristic with hints of bourbon & oak rather than being overpowering. This beer is complex and will get more enjoyable if you let it warm a bit. together to make for a pleasant, smooth experience.

Sunken Treasure

7.0% ABV 20 IBUs

Color: Burnt Orange, Hazy, Dense ivory head/ Finish: Light but complex, sweet malts, vanilla, with hints of tropical fruit and brett funk

We took some of our Spring Forward Marzen and stowed it away in a Flor de Cana Rum Barrel with Brett Anomalus for 6 months.

Not Brett K

9.0% ABV 70 IBUs

Color: Deep gold, good clarity, pillowy off-white head/ Finish: Fragent floral with sublte funky brett, tropical hops and a gentle warmth/ Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Palisade, AU Summer

We took some Double IPA wort and fermented it on Brett. C. for about 2 months before doing two judicious dry hopping cycles with Australian Summer hops. The beer is so complex every time you take a sip it’ll change just a bit. We only have about 3 gallons of this beer so it’ll sell out real fast! not.

 

I’m a Mermansk

9.6%ABV 61 IBUs

Color: Midnight Black, opague, dense brown head/ Finish: Rich with moderate sweetness, lingering notes of mocha, creme brulee & malted milk balls / Hops: Brewer’s Gold, Horizon

Collaborated with Atlanta Brewing Co. for their 25th Anniversary, this Imperial Stout utilizes Scottish Base Malt, Chilean Crystal Malt, English Roasted Malt & Norwegian Kveik Yeast. Rich & robust, this beer will increase in complexity as it warm

Cereal Keller VIII (Amber)

5.2% ABV

This Kellerbier is a partially lagered, unfiltered version of a German Pilsner (Germantown Pils). Expect a rounder malt graininess and a bright floral hop presence. Prost!!

Hopping in the Name of IPA

7.2% ABV 90IBUs

Color: Orange with good clarity and a cream colored head / Finsh: Mix of berry and stone fruit with a piney hop aftertaste, biscuit and toasted malt balance / Hops: Columbus, Idaho 7, Ekuanot

Another great collab. with Tim Schiavone of soon to be Best End Brewing Co. off the West End Beltline. This Rye IPA delivers so many nuances from citrus to berry to piney to toasty. A great cooler weather IPA. Named after the original single from Rage Against the Machine this endangered species of beer while it lasts.

When Life Gives you Zythos American Amber Ale

5.8% ABV 29 IBUs  Tasting notes: Bold resiny hops with rich caramel malt, moderate sweetness, deep toasted bread – yet the malt does not linger.. Think of this as the little brother of our popular winter release: Celebrated Jumping Frog IPA. This beer utilizes all Zythos hops

Samuel Brett Saison

6.0% ABV 36 IBUs Tasting Notes: Funky and Fabulous! Barnyard, hay, lemon, oak, toast

The wild yeast (Brettanomyces) gives this beer a funky, fruity character typical of Saisons with Brett added. We co-fermented Saison yeast with Brettanomyces in a French white wine barrel and aged the beer in the barrel for 3 months

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!

Devil’s Grip Chocolate & Chili Stout

5.1% ABV 31 IBUs Tasting notes:  Cocoa, chili peppers, and roast malt upfront with a medium hot burn on the finish. We paired up with Hotlanta Peppers out of Atlanta, GA to make this chili stout. We used a blend of pepper flakes that consists of several varieties of habanero & jalapeño peppers as well as the red devil’s tongue. Suprisingly refreshing for a chili stout in the summer.

Queenstown Adventure

6.1% ABV 55 IBUs Tasting notes:  mixture of tropical fruit, citrus and a hint of pine from the hop aromas with a clean supportive malt breadiness  Our Adventure in Southern Hemisphere hops brings us to this IPA using heaps of Pacifica, Pacific Jade, Wai-iti, AU Summer and AU Galaxy. If you enjoy the New World hops, you’ll be keen on this hoppy pale ale. Kia ora mate!

Day Sipper

5.6% ABV 22 IBUs Tasting notes: Yeast character of bubblegum, pear, and peach with toasty, biscuit, and caramel malt notes. Assistant Brewer Sean Miller took the reigns on this beer. A great everyday beer and an excellent “Intro to Belgian Beer” product.

All The People Georgia IPA

6.8% ABV 45 IBUs Tasting notes:High citrus flavors of orange, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit & a hint of lemon. Creamy mouthful, not heavy or filling. Bready & biscuity malt character supports the moderate bitterness. This unfiltered IPA is a hybrid of the West Coast IPA & the New England IPA. Hops: Manderina Barvaria, Amarillo, Galaxy, Cascade, Sorachi Ace

Hawking’s Hefeweizen

Tasting Notes: Doughy, water crackers, baking bread, notes of banana, clove and vanilla.

Our first attempt at a German Hefeweizen – the quintessential warm weather beer. Named after the recently deceased physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking

 

5.2%ABV 10 IBUs

March Madness at Twain’s!

Come to Twain’s and watch the games and play our version of March Madness, but its with beer!!

Come help us decide the ultimate Twain’s Ale!

Up this week The Malt Region!

There is a play in Matchup between (5) Hawkings Hefe vs (4) Twain’s Winter Ale

To go against heavy favorite (1)My Girl Belgian Blond

On the other half of the region we have

(3 Portlanta Oatmeal Brown Porter nvs (2) Spring Forward Marzen

Ask your server for a March Madness nPuddle Jumper to play along, 5 tastes for $11.

Spring Forward Marzen Lager

5.9% ABV 21 IBUs Tasting Notes: Toasty malt, baking bread and pale bread crust; hint of floral hops to round out the beer. Ourspring edition of our “Alternative Facts Series”, this golden Marzen is the perfect beer to hasten that spring feeling. The beer is malty but well balanced, clean and dry on the finish. We took our popular Oktoberfest recipe and lighten the malt and raised the continental hops to make this more warm weather friendly. Prost!

Soaring Ealge Milk Stout

6.3%ABV 30 IBUs

Tasting Notes: Roasted malts, toast and caramel meld together to create a rich and full flavored experience.  Brewed with fellow Grand Master Beer Judge Phil Farrell, this is a comfort beer through and through. Rich and complex, Go Eagles

Double Chocolate Delight

Double Chocolate Winter Ale

9.6% ABV 12 IBUsTasting Notes: Swiss Miss Cocoa, marshmallow, raisin, dates, chocolate chip cookies. We intensified the chocolate character in our Winter Ale with pure Cacao leading to this Double Chocolate version perfect for Valentine’s Day. Brewed with Graham Barron & Scott Lathrop of Covert Hops Society homebrew club.

Sparxx Fly IPA

Belgian IPA  8.5% ABV, 60 IBU

Tasting Notes: Grainy Pils malt, spicy & peppery yeast, continental hops, moderate stone fruit & melon “new-age” hops.

Palisade Pale Ale

Tasting Notes: Notes of fresh citrus zest, hints of peach and apricot, biscuity malt with light toast notes; easy drinking and ultra smooth.

single hop pale ale 5.5% ABV 33 IBUs