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Twain’s Oktoberfest this Saturday!

Join us Saturday afternoon from 12:00 – 3:00 for Oktoberfest in our beer garden!  Mike will be pouring 3 of his Munich-style beers, Oktoberfest, Jackass Hill Helles Lager, and Florence Forgive Me Hefeweizen!  Play cornhole in our closed-off parking lot.  We’ll have extra tables and chairs outside, or feel free to bring your own camping chairs if you prefer.

Chef Ryan will have an Oktoberfest Sausage plate served with sauerkraut, German potato salad and house pretzel roll!  Get the plate and 3 beer tix for just $25!  Great deal!  Our house-made soft pretzels will be returning for Oktoberfest, and we’ll have apple strudel available too!

Not ready for an in-person Oktoberfest?  Celebrate at home!  Pick up a sausage plate and a 4-pack of Oktoberfest for carry out for $25.  Preorders available starting Thursday 10/01.

Ginger in the Rye

This golden rye ale has been infused with fresh ginger root.  Pouring a golden copper with a bright white head, this ale is smooth and crisp with a pleasant spice.

Peach Weiss

We infused this American Wheat Ale with local GA peaches; it’s crisp and smooth with a light tart finish.

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.

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

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!

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.

Attention Artists:

Twain’s is now displaying local artists’ work on our dining room walls, rotating artists every few months.  Would your work jibe with Twain’s funky, eclectic vibe?  If you think so, send photos of your pieces to, and include Art in the subject line.

Atlanta Beer Week at Twain’s!

5pm Tonight. Dirty DIPA a collaboration between Twain’s & Sweetwater Brewing Co., a benefit beer for the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild. A deep red Double IPA loaded with hops, in fact “this baby s&*ts hops”

Also debuting MacGruffus’ My Bock, the winning submission to the light side of our Homebrew Challenge.

Tomorrow, 2 pm at the Decatur Craft Beer Festival, we will be tapping the first tastes of Koko Buni Porter. A rich coconut coffee porter, with vanilla and cocoa nibs, the brain child of Eddie Holley from Ale Yeah!

Monday night is Decatur Night of the Atlanta Beer Week! Try our Ale Yeah! collaboration brew, the luscious Koko Buni Porter. Take part in the Decatur Beer Passport challenge! Enjoy yourself!

Man its gonna be a great day, week, month……

Wednesdays and Sunday evenings – Burger and a Beer for $11

The best burger deal in town, Twain’s  offers A BURGER AND A BEER FOR $11 all day Wednesdays and Sundays after brunch (3:00).  Enjoy a juicy Brasstown Farm huckburger, Springer Mountain Chicken burger, or our home-made smoked beet burger – add cheese if you’d like – along with a regular side, and choose a 12 oz. Twain’s ale to help wash it down.
See you soon.

Twain’s debuts new summer food menu!

We recently introduced several new items on our menu. Among the early favorites are the Skirt Steak over Corn and Fennel Risotto, topped with chimichurri and arugula, as well as our new lemon-basil hummus, and the creative burger suggestions – many of which include our house IPA pickles and house-pickled jalapenos. Come by and try these new menu selections and more, and let us know what you think!

Twain’s Homebrewer’s Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Twain’s Homebrew Challenge! After an exhausting and quite enjoyable judging process, we agreed on the best of many impressive beers. We look forward to brewing the two winning brews and serving them from our taps sometime in the coming months. Thanks again to all who participated.

1st David little My Bock Maibock
2nd Brandon Red Rye Red Rye
3rd Lee Webster Low Country Comfort Amarillo-hopped Pale Ale with Cerrano Peppers

1st Ben Halter Coquito Stout Stout w/rum soaked cinnamon sticks + vanilla beans
2nd Jonathan Crowe PDG Black IPA
3rd Luke Rabun Buddha Belgian Stout Belgian Stout

Tropicalia IPA VI – Simcoe

More big hops in this, the sixth edition of our Tropicalia Series. Fresh pine aroma with grapefruit waves highlight this big-nosed IPA. For those who like their IPAs on the bold side, this hopbomb delivers. 6.7 ABV

Tropicalia IPA (Falconer’s Flight 7C’s)

The third in our series of IPAs exploring the fruity side of hops. This batch features Falconer’s Flight 7C’s, a blend of 7 ‘C’ hops. Sparkling orange color and offering a nice sweet hop nose.  Balanced well between the malt backbone and finish of wonderful citrus hop, juicy like a Ruby Red grapefruit.  6.6% ABV

The Tropicalia Project

HOPHEADS ALERT — Among the new offerings from our brewery, we are excited to be exploring the wild side of hops through an ongoing brewing adventure we are calling The Tropicalia Project. With each batch of Tropicalia IPA,  David and Chase choose a different hop varietal, the fruitycitrusystickier the better. Generously dry-hopped, each version of Tropicalia IPA features the distinct character of the featured hop, from nose to mouth. Participate in the Project with us by trying each new batch, and let us know what you think!

Featured hops

  • Batch #1 — Zythos
  • Batch #2 — Motueka
  • Batch #3 — Falconer’s Flight Seven C’s
  • Batch #4 — Nelson Sauvin
  • Batch #5 — Citra
  • Batch #6 — Simcoe
  • Batch #7 — Zythos
  • Batch #8 — Motueka
  • Batch #9 — Citra
  • Batch #10 — Nelson Sauvin
  • Batch #11 — Aussie Summer


Sarahmonial Saison

Sweetness from the wheat is nicely balanced by a subtle tartness/acidity. Wonderful and drinkable in these dog days o’ summer. 6.8% ABV

“There isn’t time – so brief is life – for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account, there is only time for loving – and but an instant, so to speak, for that.”
– Letter to Clara Spaulding

Bookzilla Brown Ale

Pours a light auburn brown, with a mild nose. Easy to knock back with a nutty flavor highlighted with mild hops and vanilla in the tank. Totally sessionable at 4.4% ABV.
“…great books are weighed and measured by their style and matter and not by the trimmings and shadings of their grammer. – Mark Twain, a Biography

High-Run Chocolate Belgian Wheat

This wheat beer has been brewed with chocolate malts and a Belgian wheat yeast. Flavor and aroma resonates between the roast of the chocolate and mild sweetness of the yeast and wheat malts to provide a well balanced dark ale. 7.5% ABV, served in 13 oz. glasses.

Remington IPA

Light in color and body, Remington IPA swaths your mouth in the Citra hops. A bready backbone to the ale lends an earthy flavor which allows the hop character to shine throughout. 6.5% ABV.

Check out the updated menu!

With the recent arrival of Chef Ben Horgan in our kitchen, we’ve made a few changes to the menu. Spent grain bread, blackened mahi sandwich, house-cut Belgian style fries, and beet & goat cheese salad are among the new items we’re preparing now. Click on main menu above to preview the updates, then come on in, try’em out, and let us know what you think!

Gingerbread Cookie Brown Ale

This brown ale screams gingerbread and holiday, and flavors reminiscent of cookie crumbles.  Aged with cinnamon sticks, fresh ginger and vanilla beans to give this beer the wonderful gingerbread cookie flavor.  A winter favorite.  5.1% ABV