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Smoke on the Messipi Nut Brown Ale

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

5th Annual Twain’s Springfest – A Benefit for The Atlanta Community Food Bank

Great Music, Great Food, Great Beer for a Great Cause!

Gringo Star, Rolling Nowhere, and more!

Wanna pre-purchase tickets to SPRINGFEST on May 18th?
Though Twain’s can’t sell tickets physically, you can grab them at Decatur CD and 13 other locations around Atlanta via our pals at Ticket Alternative. Remember, tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and 100% of the proceeds go to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank!
Get tickets to 5th Annual Springfest at Twain’s Billiards and Tap (5/18/2013 3:00 PM)
Get tickets to 5th Annual Springfest at Twain’s Billiards and Tap in Decatur, GA on Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 3:00 PM til much later!

Heavenly Spring Ale

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

Corned Beef Cravings?

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….

Decatur Vice

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.

Join us at the Classic City Brewfest!

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 for tickets, information and discounted hotel rooms.Every ticket is a VIP ticket!
Would you rather enjoy the BrewFest as a volunteer? If so, sign up at

Berry Tart

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!

Tree Nectar Brown Ale

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.

Criminal Sin IPA

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

“ delicious as the less criminal forms of sin”  M. Twain

Godspeed IIPA

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!

Dry-Hopped River CASK

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.

Coquito Stout “Darkside” Winner

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.

Tropicalia IPA XI (Aussie Summer)

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.


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.

MacGruffus’ My Bock

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!

Koko Buni Porter

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.

Dirty DIPA (Sweetwater Collaboration)

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.

Beer & Food pairings featured this week at Twain’s

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.


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.

Pork Chop

Grilled Brasstown pork chop, Logan Turnpike Mill grits with Udderly Cool smoked gouda, spinach and tomato salad with bacon vinaigrette


Twain’s LunaR Tripel

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


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

Hell for Society Stout

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

Tropicalia IPA X Nelson Sauvin

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.

Dance Wit Somebody

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

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


Mad Happy Pale Ale

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.


Langhorne IPA


An abundance of spicy, piney and citrus hops dominate the nose and flavor here.  Medium malt body yields to a resinous hop finish.

6.1% ABV.


Tropicalia IPA (Motueka)

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.


Black Eye Roasted Rye

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.