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Wreck Me Imperial Brown Ale

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.

10% ABV

Ambrose Barrel Aged Strong Ale

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

Zizani Wild Rice Brown Ale

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

Whole Lotta Hops IPA

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.

Hybrid Theory

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

Dark Energy a

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.

Demon Slayer IPA

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

Smokin’ Peach Wit

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

New NITRO beer every Wednesday!

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!

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.

Ravana’s Grip Irish Extra Stout

Irish Extra Stout, 5.2% abv, 38 IBUs
Notes: cocoa powder, black coffee, floral, toffee, caramel and toasted crackers
 
This medium-light bodied stout will entice you with its coffee and chocolate character while remaining easy to drink during the warmer months. The “middle child” of the Irish Stouts, this falls between a Dry Stout and a Foreign Extra Stout. This beer will get smoother and more complex as it warms, so give it time.

Scotty Ice

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..

 

5.6% ABV

Portlanta Oatmeal Brown Porter

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

Heaven for the Climate Sunburnt Tripel

Notes: Baking bread, Bartlett pear, yellow apple, mandarin, coriander, cardamom, pink peppercorn

Our triple was run through a three-step mash and is highly carbonated to keep the body lighter & the finish semi dry.

All the fruit & spice character comes from our Belgian yeast

 

ABV 9.1%

Familia IPA

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

Germantown Pils

German Pilsner Ale, 5.2% abv

Notes: Floral hop bouquet, graham cracker, sweet malt, smooth finish

Our second installment of the “Alternative Facts Series” is a German Pilsner brewed with ale yeast. Keeping that in mind, we used a few tricks to mimic lager fermentation and then lagered this beer for over 3 weeks. Crisp, semi-dry and easy to drink in hot weather.

Stanley Cupric

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).

Wit Or Witout

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?”.

Whale Farm IPA

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.
6.9%abv

Mild Night

Notes of chocolate, nuttiness, caramel and earthiness round out this true session ale.  Great body from a low abv beer

3.1%abv

Hop Twania Belgian IPA

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.

6.6 abv

Austria-Thirsty Vienna Amber Ale

Our first from the “Alternative Facts Series” of beers; an ale version of a Vienna Lager. This beer is light in body and highly drinkable. Vienna style beer is rich in toasty malt without being heavy or too sweet. A low bitterness is just enough to support the malt. Austria-Thirsty finishes on the dry side with floral hops refreshing the palate. 5.7% ABV

Cheer & Regard Irish Foreign Extra Stout

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

Buffalo Bourbon Brown

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

Overt Hops Double IPA

Made with 6 pounds of hops per barrel (1 pound per 5 gallons), this double IPA showcases an array of hop character – Pine, resin, grapefruit, orange and tangerine all pop through. The malt is rich with toasted bread flavors. While bitterness is high, it is clean and does not linger.  Dedicated to Brewer Mike’s home-brew club, the Covert Hops Society.  8.6% ABV

King’s Eye India Red

Caramel and biscuit malt flavors support a judicious amount of hops in this red IPA. Grapefruit, herbs and hints of pine carry through the taste, leaving a moderate bitterness, tamed by the malt character. 50 IBUs.    6.1%ABV

Passionate Mistress

Our Mistress of Mischief Belgian Rouge gets a helping of passionfruit in the serving tank. A special for Valentine’s day, but good for stirring up some mischief anytime.

Mistress of Mischief Belgian Rouge

This artisanal Belgian amber ale has a candy-like sweetness and hints of caramel up front from the house-caramelized candi sugar while still managing to finish very dry. The yeast has provided a complex array of esters and phenols for the aroma – pear, banana, apple, apricot, clove and pepper.  7.8%ABV

IQ Booster West Coast IPA

Tasting Notes: Grapefruit, orange, floral, baking bread, dry finish

A few glasses of this IPA will make you the smartest person in the room, or so you may think. Brewed to honor the traditional southern California style IPA this is a dry, bitter grapefruit forward beer.

Hops: Centennial, Palisade, Cascade, Columbus

ABV 7.7% IBUs 80

Cereal Keller Kellerbier

This kellerbier is an unfiltered, unlagered American take on a Pilsner. The nose is slightly citrusy and lemony from the American hops; spicy and a touch floral due to the Continental hops. The malt is grainy and a bit doughy from a mix of pilsner malt, red wheat and oat malt. The body is light and crisp with a dry, refreshing bite on the finish. Highly drinkable. Collaboration with Todd DiMatteo from Good Word Brewing. 5.4% ABV

Hop Haise Wheat IPA

This unfiltered IPA is brewed with judicious amounts of wheat and is unfiltered to preserve the wonderful aroma. Hop Haise pours a golden yellow with a rich and creamy white head. The grainy malt props up the juicy hop character. Tropical fruits abound mango, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, and tangerine. 45 IBU 6.1% ABV

Barleywine Paradiso

Barleywine Paradiso, 8.8%

Unexpectedly, this barleywine is quite approachable. The complexity of the beer brings forth flavors of ripe pomme fruit, fig and date with rich caramel to complement. Despite this, the finish is moderately dry preventing it from becoming cloyingly sweet.

Dark Matter American Stout

Dark Matter American Stout, 5.8%

This beer is a tribute to Garrett Sever, who mentored our head brewer in his homebrewing days when he was living in Delaware. This stout boasts a big nose full of dark roasted coffee (no coffee was added, dark toasted bread and hints of dark chocolate. The beer finishes quite dry and fairly bitter which cleanses the palate and keeps you wanting a little bit more.

Sam’s Smoked Porter

Sam’s Smoked Porter, 6.4%

Think about Barbeque: rich, dense smoke with a bit of ashy, charred bark and a sweet full finish. Give this beer about a half pint before you decide whether you like it or not. Trust me, as you keep drinking it, you’ll grow more and more fond of it!

Clara’s Chestnut Brown

Clara’s Chestnut Brown Ale, 6.0%

Worry not – the nut brown ale offered here contains no nuts. Mahogany in color, the flavor of walnuts and chestnuts comes purely from the malt. This is paired with hints of toasted bread, caramel and chocolate.

11th Hour APA

11th Hour APA, 5.5%

This American Pale Ale was our head brewer’s flagship beer as a homebrewer. Light toasty malt backs a bright hop character full of tangerine, mango and pineapple with hints of grapefruit. Is it juicy? Yes, yes it is.

High Grade ESB

High End ESB, 5.2%

This British-style pale ale is incredibly drinkable while showcasing earthy and floral hops in the aroma. The finish is moderately bitter and balanced with biscuit and cracker-type malt flavors and rich caramel throughout.

My Girl Belgian Blonde

My Girl Belgian Blonde, 6.5%

This Belgian Blonde is dedicated to our brewer’s 3-year old daughter and her favorite song by The Temptations. The beer pours light gold in color with a pale white creamy head. The initial burst of fruit esters are reminiscent of pears and stone fruit with a hint of spicy, pepper on the finish. Careful, this beer is much stronger than it seems and may sneak up on you!

Slide Rule Pale Ale

Slide Rule Pale Ale taps in at 6.6%. Bordering on IPA This robust pale has rich nose of honey tangerine and grapefruit. Smooth mouthfeel with a punch of citrus hops and a pithrusy dry lingering finish.

Cocoa Gingerbread Stout

This single batch vintage ale pours black in color and has the familiar gingerbread spice notes with candied ginger and hints of vanilla, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. There is a soft and subtle chocolatey undertone that marries with the creamy mouthfeel and bready malt. Get this beer while you can in order to usher in the holiday season.  Limited release

6.9% ABV

50 Shades of Black IPA

This beer style goes by many names: the oxymoronic “Black IPA” (India PALE Ale), Cascadian Dark Ale or American Black Ale. Regardless of what you call it, there is a softer more rounded hop character to this than a typical IPA. Moderate citrus notes pair with a touch of dark toasted bread while the creamy mouthfeel really softens the perceived bitterness.

 

6.9% ABV

TWAIN’S HOLIDAY HOURS

The holiday season has arrived!

Thanksgiving Thursday 11/24: Closed

Monday 12/12: Closed for Staff Party

Christmas Eve Saturday 12/24: Closed

Christmas Day Sunday 12/25: Closed

Normal hours all other days.  Have a happy and safe end of 2016!

Changing the Guard

Changing the Guard Oatmeal Stout starts with a waft of black coffee, a touch of apple fruitiness and a deep toasted bread note. Hints of dark chocolate with a soft smooth creaminess from the oats and a light earthiness from the hops. The finish is semi-dry with a touch of dark dried fruits: dates, figs and raisin lingering.  6.1% ABV.

Criminology IPA

This aggressive IPA packs a punch with hop flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, and orange with a hint of ripened tropical fruit finishing off with grapefruit zest at the back palate. There is a spicy malt undertone with a toasty and bready backbone. This IPA has a crisp, dry finish with a touch of bitter bite. 7.1% ABV.

Chile con Cerveza

Brewed with our friends at the Square Pub to celebrate their 6th Annual Chile Roast, this dry-hopped lager was infused with roasted Hatch chile peppers to create this perfectly balanced pepper beer. Not too spicy and oh-so-good, it’s definitely not to be missed.

5.%ABV

Crisp Cross Pale Ale

This single hop British Pale Ale features all British malts and the unique UK Brambling Cross Hops.  After fermentation, this pale ale was cold conditioned for a month to give it an extra crisp finish.  This Daddy Mac will make you jump, jump!! “..make you jump, jump” Mark Twain (maybe, I have no proof, but he probably did)

4.8% ABV

Brewer Search Begins!

Twain’s is looking for next Head Brewer

Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards will soon bid farewell to our longtime brewer, Chase Medlin. Chase will be opening Locomotion Brewing Co. in Chamblee next year. As Twain’s head brewer he has maintained a superb line-up of core beers as well as treating us to unique seasonals and one-offs.  Twain’s wishes Chase all the best, and thank him for his work during the past six years.

We now begin the search for a new brewer who will write the next chapter in the Twain’s brewing story.

If you know an experienced professional brewer who is looking for an opportunity to design and brew a wide range of beers in a brewpub setting, let them know!

Contact Ethan Wurtzel, ethan@twains.net. Subject: Twain’s Brewer.

GovernMint Mule “Imperial” Mild

We designed and brewed our newest collaboration with our friend Jarrett Stieber, chef of local pop-up restaurant EatMeSpeakMe in Candler Park. This Mild was brewed with traditional English ingredients in addition to fresh ginger, lemon, sorrel, and mint. It is luscious, crisp, and healthy!     5.2% ABV

Savage Saison

Our Belgian yeast strain ripped through this beer like a hungry savage. As a result, our Savage is fragrant, refreshing, and delicious, with a floral flavor and aroma with light notes of clove and spice   5.0%ABV

Barely Brown

While brewing our River Sunset Amber, we realized that one of our specialty malts must’ve been darker than usual when we started filling the kettle and it was a lovely brown hue instead of amber. So, on the fly, we picked ourselves up by our bootstraps, changed the recipe, and made this delicious balanced brown ale. Enjoy!

Pink Guava Oat Saison

Our latest collaboration with Terrapin Beer Company, this saison was brewed with oats and pink guava to create a silky smooth and pleasantly fruity drinking experience. Great for the summer heat and at 5.6%, you can have more than one. Enjoy!    5.6%ABV

Ace in the Whole Wheat IPA

This delicious single hop wheat IPA has a velvety smooth mouth feel and a unique pungent aroma, with notes of lemon-lime and hints of oak.  Hopped with only Japanese Sorachi Ace hops, this beer is not to be missed!

6%ABV