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
Aged close to 18 months in a white wine barrel, Twain’s Belgian-style Triple has taken on some wonderful oak and light citrus notes from the wine, these flavors play beautifully with the beer, lending a winey sweet and tart essence.
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
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….
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.
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 http://www.BrewFest.net
for tickets, information and discounted hotel rooms.Every ticket is a VIP ticket!
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!
This toasty brown ale has hazelnut and maple reminiscent of Sundays at IHOP. Nut and toffee flavors are complimented by the creamy texture delivered through our beer engine. 6% ABV
We’ll have an extra bigscreen set up in Dining Room. Burger and Beer special, $10! Best wings in town. Could be a decent game, I heard.
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.
A rich juicy IPA, beautiful orange in color, with a wonderful fruity nose. Six malts and six hops, with a good dose of Citra and Galaxy, and Amarillo hops were used in the brewing of this wickedly good beer. 6.1% ABV
“..as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin” M. Twain
David Stein’s last hurrah before he departs for Athen’s and Creature Comforts. This massively hopped IIPA is for the IBU freaks! Measuring in at 100 IBUs from the use of 12 different hop varieties, in a proportion of more than 3 pounds of hops/barrel!! Incredibly drinkable with potent hops throughout. Sweetness, fruitiness, and a lingering bite will all bring you back for that next sip, gulp or glass. Cheers David….Godspeed!
Come try this delicious version of the River Sunset Amber. The Australian Galaxy and Citra dry-hops add a deep spicy dimension to this easy drinking amber ale, with a hint of citrus punchiness. Mild natural carbonation, and pleasant mouthfeel should satisfy both Cask enthusiasts and ‘plain-ol-beer’ drinkers alike.
Ben Halter, our winner of the “Darkside” Homebrew Challenge, was inspired by a Puerto Rican holiday cocktail. This sweet stout was conditioned with rum soaked vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks. The spices are complimentary to the wonderful roast and malty sweetness. 7.6% ABV.
Mad Happy Pale aged with wintry spices. Vanilla, ginger and cinnamon make this cold weather offering a full flavored and unique ale. Poured from our beer engine for a wonderful creamy texture.
Blended from Pudd’nhead aged in Willet Bourbon and Jack Daniels Whiskey barrels, this black beauty has a gorgeous tan head. A boozy nose rich with roast and hops. Wonderful sweet whiskey is apparent throughout, while revealing deeper flavors of roasted malt and a touch of wood.
Our eleventh edition of the Tropicalia IPA series features a new hop variety Aussie Summer. Pouring a light orange color, Tropicalia XI has a deep earthy nose and mild citrus hints. Flavors of apricot, passion fruit and melon can be detected along with the citrus. A very hop forward ale.
Aged just over 16 months in a French red wine barrel, our Sarahmonial Saison has taken a lot of wine essence and body. Tart, slightly sweet with subtle tannins peaking through before finishing in a dry, spicy saison-style.
HfCGA pours a beautiful straw color. Dry in taste with a crisp hop ending, smooth and drinkable. 4.7% ABV
“Heaven for Climate, Hell for Society.” M. Twain. Tammary and Croker Speech
About Twain’s Kitchen.
Twain’s has always brought you fresh food made in our kitchen, but you may not realize the extent to which we go. For instance our bacon is Brasstown pork belly that has been cured and smoked right here at Twain’s. In addition the beef jerky we serve is also prepared and oven dried in house, making a great snack to go with our beer.
Look for our own house brined/cooked corned beef with a flavor reminiscent of the lower east side, made traditionally inside our walls.
You can be sure that Twain’s staff is proud to serve the food they know has been made fresh from scratch by our Kitchen Crew with care and thought, and with your enjoyment in mind.
Homebrew Challenge “Light” Winner
David Little’s Mai Bock is our first brew from our Homebrew Challenge! All German ingredients were used to brew this gem. Pouring a beautiful golden color, clean and crisp with a lingering sweetness and tame hop bite. Cheers to David and his recipe for being the first of our winners to drink their beer from our taps!
The brain child of Eddie Holley (Ale Yeah!), Koko Buni is a coconut coffee porter that is rich and delicious. Starting with a deep dark porter which was ‘dry-spiced’ with freshly toasted coconut flake, Tahitian vanilla beans, and cocoa nibs, for a week. Next we added the perfect amount of Ethiopian coffee from our friends at Steady Hand Pour House. A true delight.
A Twain’s – Sweetwater Collaboration!
Twain’s and Sweetwater Brewing Co. have teamed up to bring you another addition to the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild Beer series. A deep red 8% ABV Double IPA that has been jammed full of hops. Nugget, Amarillo and Zythos hops were used in the boil, then it was crammed full of Simcoe and Nugget as our dry hop addition. Full flavors of hop are balanced by the malt backbone. This is one of a kind, and partial proceeds from each sale will be donated directly to the GCBG, to further their mission to bring Georgia Craft Beer to the forefront.
To tantalize you some more this week, come in any day for a bite and beer.
First. Panko crusted goat cheese with baby greens, fried Brussel sprouts in cranberry and caramelized onion vinaigrette, to pair with our Dirty DIPA.
Second. Grilled skirt steak over roasted sweet potato fingerlings, braised local greens, and a mushroom demi pairs nicely with MacGaruffus’ My Bock.
Third. Chocolate Pot de Creme with house whipped cream and toasted coconuts is lovely with our Koko Buni porter.
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……
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.
SO JUICY, It ought to be served at breakfast.
The Citra hops is super robust here. A wonderful nose fresh and sweet, pouring yellow-orange. Flavors of grapefruit and honey finishes with lasting citrus.
Spicy Cajun seasonings with a couple special touches.
Mixed greens, roasted red & gold beets, goat cheese, candied pecans, grilled onion vinaigrette.
Mixed greens, fresh strawberries, almonds, goat cheese, red onion, with a citrus-basil vinaigrette
House ground, H&F sesame bun, lettuce, tomato, red onion
House roasted turkey breast, Cabot cheddar cheese, sprouts, lettuce, tomato, red onion, roasted garlic aioli on toasted multigrain
Chipotle braised Springer Mountain chicken, Cabot cheddar, house cured and smoked bacon, leaf lettuce, red onion on an H&F bun.
Messipi Nut Brown Ale braised Springer Mountain chicken with arugula and a crimini mushroom, bacon, and shallot gravy on baguette.
Roasted Gum Creek pork belly, spinach, tomato, basil aioli
Blackened Brasstown beef, blue cheese, house cured bacon.
Pickled apples, swiss, red onion, lettuce, herb aioli
Roasted tomato, arugula, red onion, herbed goat cheese
House pickled jalapenos, pepper-jack cheese, pico de gallo and guacamole.
Grilled Brasstown pork chop, Logan Turnpike Mill grits with Udderly Cool smoked gouda, spinach and tomato salad with bacon vinaigrette
Sauteed trout over a warm asparagus and butter bean salad, whole grain mustard buerre blanc, lemon dressed arugula
Pine St. Market Irish bangers with mashed turnip and potatoes, with a grilled onion marmalade
Twain’s 2011 Smoked Rye Pale aged 10 months in a Jack Daniels Whiskey barrel.
Robust nose with bold flavors woody, sweet and sour, rye malt and smoke. 6.3% ABV
A collaboration Ale with our friend Brad Davis from LunaR Brewing in Chicago.
This Belgian-style Tripel was hopped with Galaxy and Czech Saaz hops and fermented with Ruby-red grapefruit zest. A wonderful heady nose, sweet, rich flavors of citrus end with a dry finish. 9.1% ABV
Got an electric car? Know someone who does? We recently installed a charging station in our parking lot, and folks can charge their vehicles FOR FREE when they stop in for a bite to eat and some liquid refreshment.
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!
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
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
A new recipe for our House Stout.
Brewed with oats, Hell for Society Stout pours a beautiful black, with a light tan head and a chocolate nose. Mildly sweet with roasted malt and cocoa flavors intermingling. A wonderful mouth-feel compliments this fine stout. 4.5% ABV
“Heaven for Climate, Hell for Society.” M. Twain. Tammary and Croker Speech
Number 10 of our Tropicalia Series features Nelson Sauvin hops. This earthy, mildly citrus hop is highlighted in this drinkable IPA. Pouring a light orange color, the dynamic, well rounded nose invites you into this glass of pleasure. The dryness of the ale emphasizes the rich character of the Nelson Sauvin hops. 6% ABV
Yes, you should get down here for a glass or 2.
Do you wanna….
Brewed with coriander, orange peel, and chamomile. This Belgian Style Wit pours a hazy, pale yellow color. Delicately flavored with citrus and earth undertones. A pleasure to drink in this warming weather. 4.8% ABV
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
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!
- 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
New and remastered!
Our Flagship Pale Ale delivers a clean, flavorful, and balanced ale. Golden-amber color with a floral nose, and mild hop bite.
Rings in right at 5.7% ABV.
An abundance of spicy, piney and citrus hops dominate the nose and flavor here. Medium malt body yields to a resinous hop finish.
Eighth in a series of IPAs exploring the fruity side of hops. This batch features Motueka, a bold punchy hop with an essence of tropical fruit and citrus. Tropicalia IPA pours a wonderful orange and is 6.6% ABV.
Auburn brown with a nutty caramel aroma. Henbragon is a smooth drinking brown, with a medium body, toasty flavor and mild sweetness. 5% ABV.
This Roasted Rye India Black Ale is jet-black with a medium body. The Citra and Amarillo dry hops shine through the roasty malts, offering a tropical fruit aroma. Balanced in flavor by the use of rye. 5.4% ABV.