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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
Tasting Notes: Coffee & cream – bright aroma of dark roast coffee, creamy mouthfeel, semi-dry finish
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!
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 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.
Tasting Notes: Bright tropical fruit and tart passionfruit, light malt in the background
6.9% ABV 15 IBUs
Belgian IPA 8.5% ABV, 60 IBU
Tasting Notes: Grainy Pils malt, spicy & peppery yeast, continental hops, moderate stone fruit & melon “new-age” hops.
Tasting Notes: Papaya, Pineapple, mango, grapefruit, apricot, toasty malt, hint of caramel, bitter finish
6.8% ABV 55 IBUs
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
Sorry y’all but we are unable to open today due to dangerous road conditions. Stay safe and warm.
We will reopen Thursday
5% ABV 25 IBU
Smokey, coffee, caramel, vanilla, toasted brioche
American Wild Ale
Tasting Notes: floral: violets & chamomile; fruity: meyer lemon, candied papaya; light funk
Color: Black, nearly opaque with a tan head / Finsh: Smoky sweet, hints of chocolate and caramel; clean/Hops: Brewer’s Gold, Fuggle
Last year’s Atlanta Cask Ale winner for classic style, this smoked porter is smooth and rich but finishes clean leaving you lingering for more. Great for ushering in the cooler fall weather. We used cherrywood smoked malt to impart the smoke aroma and flavor.
10% ABV 20IBU
Tasting Notes: chocolate, caramel, raisin, biscuit Brewed with a Belgian Dark Strong base recipe with an addition of 7lbs of dark chocolate.
6.3% ABV 50IBU
Tasting Notes: citrus, chocolate, toast, grapefruit, guava
Notes: Intense Hops – grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, orange, firm bitterness. Second dry hops of Pacifica, Galaxy, Azzaca
5.8% ABV 45IBU
7.5% abv, 16 IBUs
Tasting Notes: caramel, toffee and toasted bread crust with the yeast character of dark cherries, bubble gum, clove and pepper
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.
Tasting Notes: Gingerbread cookies, whipped cream
Our annual release of the Gingerbread Stout is out! This creamy stout is infused with ginger, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate. This limited release will be rationed; we’ll tap a fresh keg every Thursday and keep it on until it runs out. Happy Holidays!!!
5.5 ABV 25 IBU
Tasting Notes: Caramel, milk chocolate, dried fruit, baking cookies, creamy, silky smooth, indulgent
This oatmeal cream stout honors our brewer’s father and his ability to recover from adversity. It is made with a heaping amount of oats and lactose to provide a silky smooth mouthfeel and a full body while keeping the alcohol in check. Think oatmeal raisin cookies in a glass… *Contains dairy products, please avoid if you are lactose intolerant or vegan
5.0%ABV 35 IBUs
Tasting Notes: Rich espresso, light caramel, cedar, earthy, forest floor, cocoa
For the second batch of coffee beer (aka beta) we took the Five Stitches Porter and infused JavaVino Amigos blend coffee to deliver a rich coffee experience for this cold weather.
Tasting Notes: Ashy, coffee, unsweetened chocolate, biscuits, toast
This beer has always signified the changing of the season to autumn and prepping for football, hockey and playoff baseball. The beer becomes much more complex upon warming to cellar temperatures (~ 50°F).
5.1% ABV 43 IBUs
Tasting Notes: Floral, piney, grapefruit, wood.
This Old School IPA is the ‘anti-juice’. All Columbus hops in this brew will melt your face like the 90’s IPAs of yore. this is an all Columbus IPA with enough malt to soften the blow of these extreme hops. Exfoliate your taste buds and have a true IPA.
6.7% ABV 77 IBUs
Tasting Notes: Doughy, baking bread, light bread crust; spicy and floral hops, firm bitterness
Our fourth beer in the “Alternative Facts Series” is a Czech-style Pilsner that was brewed with Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner malt and Czech Saaz hops while using our proprietary techniques to make lager-style beers with ale species of yeast. Na zdravi!
5.7% ABV 36 IBU
This beautiful porch-friendly unfiltered golden ale delivers fully on flavor but remains soft on the palate and light and refreshing. A great summer beer with notes of apricot, black pepper and doughy wheat malt. Firm bitterness cleanses the palate and leaves you reaching for more.
This years vintage of our winter seasonal Quad exhibits lots of caramel, molasses, gingersnaps, brown sugar, deeply toasted bread and moderate bitterness to support all that malty flavor.
Notes: Bourbon, Dulce de Leche, Vanilla, caramel cake, oak, toffee
Another of the last remaining beers from former brewer, Chase Medlin, this beer has been aged in a Willett Sour Mash Bourbon Barrel for 17 months.
Notes: Rum raisin, oak, caramel, toffee, boozy
This strong ale was aged in a French red wine barrel for over a year and was one of the last remaining beers from the previous head brewer, Chase Medlin. Look for this beer in a few months later that was aged in a Willet Bourbon barrel.
9.5% ABV 20 IBUs
Tasting Notes: High nuttiness, unmistakable wild rice character, rich toffee, creme caramel and biscuits/saltines with moderate earthy English hops, low carbonation
An interesting twist on our traditional English Brown Ale, this beer was brewed with a substantial amount of wild rice. The beer will pair with nearly everything on the menu (especially fish & chips) and is extremely drinkable. Welcome Autumn, Cheers!
5.5% ABV 25 IBUs
Fresh Hop Rye IPA!!
Notes: Herbal, grassy and spicy hop character, chewy rye and toasted bread
Fresh hops are taken straight off the vine and shipped for immediate use; the hops go into the beer with the following 24 hrs. This fresh hop beer is made with all Nugget hops, a hop know for its spicy and herbal character. The beer is one of 7 collaborations Tim Schiavone of Banyan Roots Brewing Co. has done throughout Georgia this fall. We were sad to loose Tim as our Asst. Brewer here at Twain’s but were are so happy and excited to support his new venture at Banyan Roots Brewing Co.
Due to inclement weather and the concern for safety, Twain’s will be closed today. We intend to reopen for regular business hours tomorrow. Check back to be sure.
Our crushable UK-style beer is similar to an American Pale Ale in character but made with British ingredients. This is an excellent beer for the unbearable heat of summers in metro Atlanta. Named after the debut album of Linkin Park; their creative take on the rock music scene the past 17 years has been a strong influence on our brewer.Hops: East Kent Golding, Brambling Cross, Horizon
5.6% abv, 42 IBUs
We took cold brewed “honey process” Nicaraguan coffee from local cafe JavaVino and made this Coffee Stout. Caramel, milk chocolate, and vanilla characters come through from the coffee and its influence on the beer.
Notes: Intense resin, Tasting Notes: Papaya, Mango, Resin, Grapefruit, Orange, bitter & crisp finish, hazy
This new IPA is a clash between West Coast-Style pine, grapefruit and bitter focused IPAs and East Coast-Style hazy, creamy and tropical fruit juice focused IPAs. Hops: Galaxy, Eukanot, Jarrylo, Idaho 7
6.7%ABV 70 IBU
5.5%, 18 IBUs
Tasting Notes: Campfire-like smoke when cold with orangey notes; peaches becomes expressive upon warming
Ripe for summer, we took a bunch of local Georgia peaches and smoked them over hickory. The flesh was cooked down and pureed. This puree was then added to our witbier along with the smoked peach pits. Limited release
Every Wednesday we’ll be taping a different beer carbonated with Nitro and poured through a sparkler!
Come by and try one of your favorite beers on Nitro! Limited quantities are available of each Nitro beer, we’ll keep it on tap until it blows!
Tapped on 7/19 Nitro Ravana’s Grip Irish Stout!
Notes: Pale and golden toasted bread; slight minerality, crisp finish, touch of spicy hops
The Nitro version of our Irish Stout provides a smooth texture and mouthfeel while amplifying the caramel and chocolate notes of the beer. Try it side-by-side with the CO2 version for an interesting comparison.
Notes: Blueberry, Belgian spiced aromatics
Copious amounts of pureed blueberries were added to our My Girl Belgian Blonde to create this Smurfette-esque beer. LIMITED quantities available.
Irish Extra Stout, 5.% abv, 34 IBUs
A characterful stout with creamy coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel, toffee and toasted crackers. Just in time for everyone’s favorite Irish Holiday. This beer gets smoother, richer and more complex as it warms, so give it time if you can!
Scottish Export (80/-)
Notes: Mahogony color with ruby highlights; medium light body; caramel, toffee, hint of butterscotch; Biscuit, shortbread, light toasted malt; tea-like earthiness
This Scottish Ale was brewed with David Byer as the Brewer’s Choice Award from the 2017 Peach State Brew Off homebrew competition. The beer is a slightly stronger version of an everyday Scottish Ale (not the same as Scotch Ale). Despite its complex malt profile this beer is very easy to drink..
Notes: hints of coffee, milk chocolate and caramel; toffee, earthy and biscuit as it warms; creamy mouthfeel
The Brown Porter was originally an English invention of blended beer at differing ratios of stout and pale ale depending on the bar. Once brewers began making the beer as an outright style, it used a heavy amount of brown malt to mimic that flavor profile. We add dose of oatmeal to lend some creaminess to the beer. This beer also happens to be low in gluten but you’d never know it!
5.0 % ABV
10.2% ABV 32 IBUs
Color: Deep Golden & Good Clarity / Finsh: Semi-dry with Moderate Fruitiness Hops/ Aramis
This decadent beer is strong while hiding its alcohol very well, what we refer to as “sneaky”. Lots of pear, apricot, peach & yellow apple fruitiness as well as notes of spicebox, coriander & cardamom from the yeast; we use the same of yeast strain as world famous Westmalle & Westvleteren. Look for its darker cousin, Hell for Society Quad later this fall!
Notes: Grapefruit, lemon, mango, blackberries, tangerine, firm bitterness, 66 IBUs
Made with hops from the UK, US, Japan and Germany. Our 6th IPA from Mike Castagno was brewed on June 6th. We recently lost a friend and a dedicated member of the Georgia craft beer family, Dan Rosen. Dan was a big advocate and fan of fresh IPAs. We hope he would approve of the Familia IPA. Rest in Peace, Dan, this beer is for you.
6.6 ABV 66 IBUs
German Pilsner 5.2% abv
Our house pilsner is back in full force for the dog days of summer. Ultra crisp and refreshing, our pilsner is certainly on the high side for hop dosing. This creates a fresh floral and firm bitterness to cleanse you palate and keep you reaching for more. Soft grainy and doughy malt supports the hops and makes an all-around pleasant drinkable beer. Prost!
Available on draft and 4 packs to-go!
American Copper Ale, 6.0%
Notes: Resin & dank on the nose, fruity hop finish – dragonfruit, papaya; touch of toasted malt
Our copper ale is a cross between a Pale Ale, Amber Ale and IPA. It almost comes across as a younger cousin of the Overt Hops Double IPA in its character. Two hops were used in this beer: Ahtanum & Equinox/Ekuanot. It is named after the great film director, Stanley Kubrick with a slight nod to our brewer’s background in Chemistry (“cupric” is the Latin term for the highest oxidation state of copper).
Belgian Wit, 5.5% abv
Notes: Orange, coriander, grainy, creamy, slight tartness on the finish
Our first batch of Witbier is dedicated to the endless patience of our brewer’s wife. Her favorite beer genre is wheat beer and Wit is a great warm weather option. Named after the infamous question in Philadelphia – when you order a cheesesteak you’ll be asked “Wit or Witout?”.
Notes: Stone fruit, pineapple, black pepper, saltine crackers
This IPA is a collaboration with Tim Schiavone of Banyan Roots Brewpub; a pilsner malt base lays the foundation for a mix of American (Simcoe, Columbus) and Southern Hemisphere (Pacific Jade, Galaxy) hops giving this beer a deep hop complexity. This IPA is highly drinkable for the impending hot Atlanta summer that is around the corner. Crisp on the tongue and dry on the finish, this refreshing beer will leave you longing for more.
3.3% ABV 19IBUs
Color: Mahogany Brown with Garnet highlights / Finsh: Salted Pretzel Crust, very low carbonation; surprisingly rich/Hops: Fuggle, Horizon
A true beer drinker’s beer and a favorite style of brewers and English beer fans, this flavorful mild taps in at a sessionable abv. This is a GREAT fall weather beer, goes well with football, hockey, day-drinking and almost all of our food on the menu (definitely try it with the meatloaf).
This collaborative brew with Schmaltz Brewing features a soft malt character with biscuit, baking bread and toast. Ample Esters of bubble gum, pear and guava with a firm spiciness from the phenois.
Blurring the lines between rich maltiness and easy drinking, this Vienna Lager delivers a tasty malt character of baking bread and toasted bread while remaining dry and highly drinkable. This toasty, malty and creamy lager is just the thing for the cold winter months. 5.4% ABV
A velvety smooth mouthfeel pairs with a moderate fruity ester profile; caramel, raisin, biscuit, chocolate and coffee notes follow. This stout is a farewell tribute to Chef Savannah, wishing her all the best and great food too! 7.2% ABV
Using our Chestnut Brown Ale as a base, this beer is infused with Buffalo Trace Bourbon. The bourbon accents of oak, vanilla, and caramel go great with the chocolate and nuttiness of the brown ale. Moderate fruitiness from fermentation softens the alcohol and the two really compliment each other. 6.7% ABV
7.0% ABV 90 IBUs
Color: Light copper with brilliant clarity / Finsh: Hoppy, piney, grapefruit, bitter / Hops: Columbus, Chinock, Falconer’s Flight 7C’s
Rarely seen in the wild, this is a breed of “Clear IPA”. It exhibits unusual traits of intense hop aroma and flavor identified as fruity, piney, citrus and pungent while simultaneously possessing malt character. Enjoy this endangered species of beer while it lasts.