Doors opening at 10:50 for the World Cup Final between Croatia and France!
5.8% ABV 29 IBUs Tasting notes: Bold resiny hops with rich caramel malt, moderate sweetness, deep toasted bread – yet the malt does not linger.. Think of this as the little brother of our popular winter release: Celebrated Jumping Frog IPA. This beer utilizes all Zythos hops
6.0% ABV 36 IBUs Tasting Notes: Funky and Fabulous! Barnyard, hay, lemon, oak, toast
The wild yeast (Brettanomyces) gives this beer a funky, fruity character typical of Saisons with Brett added. We co-fermented Saison yeast with Brettanomyces in a French white wine barrel and aged the beer in the barrel for 3 months
Phase 1 is done! We have new bathrooms!
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
Due to the water main breaks we have no choice but to be closed until they fix the water.
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
7.4% ABV 29IBU
Tasting Notes: Cocoa powder, black peppercorns, charred bread, toast, light caramel
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
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.
We will reopen promptly at 6pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience
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
Tasting Notes: Lightly toasted bread, biscuits; Light esters of peach and red pear;
This style is an everyday drinking beer for the monks inside the monasteries. Very approachable; this is a great beer to start with in developing a love for Belgian-style beers. Not too strong or heavy; it still delivers a good bit of flavor on the finish.
5.5%ABV 40 IBU
11.5% abv, 18 IBUs Tasting Notes: When cold: Black Licorice, Black Pepper, Toffee, Aged Rum; When warmed: Caramel, dark rum, raisin, marshmallow, cola
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
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.
Tasting notes: Aromas of dark chocolate and caramel espresso with flavors of roast, toast and crackers. This smooth stout is quite approachable and continuously gets better as it warms up.
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
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
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 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.
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 of chocolate, nuttiness, caramel and earthiness round out this true session ale. Great body from a low abv beer