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Holiday Parties at Twain’s!!

Looking for a fun place to bring your co-workers?  Look no further!  Twain’s can host groups of 20-100 guests with food, drinks and fun!  We still have some dates available for the holiday season but they are going fast, to check availability fill out our party info form!

Serpentine Solitude

13% ABV 15 IBUs

Color: Light Brown, a bit hazy./ Finish: Raisin, dried fruits, sherry, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, hints of oaks.

This is 2017’s Hell For Society Quad aged in a 3rd use Willet Bourbon Barrel. The 3rd use imparts more of a neutral aging characteristic with hints of bourbon & oak rather than being overpowering. This beer is complex and will get more enjoyable if you let it warm a bit. together to make for a pleasant, smooth experience.

Sunken Treasure

7.0% ABV 20 IBUs

Color: Burnt Orange, Hazy, Dense ivory head/ Finish: Light but complex, sweet malts, vanilla, with hints of tropical fruit and brett funk

We took some of our Spring Forward Marzen and stowed it away in a Flor de Cana Rum Barrel with Brett Anomalus for 6 months.

Not Brett K

9.0% ABV 70 IBUs

Color: Deep gold, good clarity, pillowy off-white head/ Finish: Fragent floral with sublte funky brett, tropical hops and a gentle warmth/ Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Palisade, AU Summer

We took some Double IPA wort and fermented it on Brett. C. for about 2 months before doing two judicious dry hopping cycles with Australian Summer hops. The beer is so complex every time you take a sip it’ll change just a bit. We only have about 3 gallons of this beer so it’ll sell out real fast! not.

 

I’m a Mermansk

9.6%ABV 61 IBUs

Color: Midnight Black, opague, dense brown head/ Finish: Rich with moderate sweetness, lingering notes of mocha, creme brulee & malted milk balls / Hops: Brewer’s Gold, Horizon

Collaborated with Atlanta Brewing Co. for their 25th Anniversary, this Imperial Stout utilizes Scottish Base Malt, Chilean Crystal Malt, English Roasted Malt & Norwegian Kveik Yeast. Rich & robust, this beer will increase in complexity as it warm

Cereal Keller II

5.3% ABV 25IBUs

Color: Glowing Yellow, hazy (unfiltered), pale white head/ Finish: Creamy and grainy with hints of lemon and floral hops / Hops: Horizon, Hersbrucker

We took our Germantown Pilsner and packaged a few kegs right off the fermenter to share this unique beer with our customers. Grainy and cereal-like with hints of floral hops and a light bitterness, this beer is an unfiltered and partially lagered pilsner. Easy to drink with a bit more body and malt complexity than a refined Pilsner. Great with brunch!

Hopping in the Name of IPA

7.2% ABV 90IBUs

Color: Orange with good clarity and a cream colored head / Finsh: Mix of berry and stone fruit with a piney hop aftertaste, biscuit and toasted malt balance / Hops: Columbus, Idaho 7, Ekuanot

Another great collab. with Tim Schiavone of soon to be Best End Brewing Co. off the West End Beltline. This Rye IPA delivers so many nuances from citrus to berry to piney to toasty. A great cooler weather IPA. Named after the original single from Rage Against the Machine this endangered species of beer while it lasts.

When Life Gives you Zythos American Amber Ale

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

Samuel Brett Saison

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

Construction at Twain’s

Phase 1 is done!  We have new bathrooms!

Phase 2 is done! We have a new patio!!

Phase 3 is almost done!

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!

Devil’s Grip Chocolate & Chili Stout

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.

Queenstown Adventure

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!

Day Sipper

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.

All The People Georgia IPA

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

Hawking’s Hefeweizen

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

March Madness at Twain’s!

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.

Spring Forward Toss One Back Marzen

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!

Soaring Ealge Milk Stout

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 Delight

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.

Sparxx Fly IPA

Belgian IPA  8.5% ABV, 60 IBU

Tasting Notes: Grainy Pils malt, spicy & peppery yeast, continental hops, moderate stone fruit & melon “new-age” hops.

Palisade Pale Ale

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

Smoke & Cinder Smoked Porter

5.8%ABV 33IBU

Color: Black, nearly opaque with a tan head / Finsh: Smoky sweet, hints of chocolate and caramel; clean/Hops: Brewer’s Gold, Fuggle

Last year’s Atlanta Cask Ale winner for classic style, this smoked porter is smooth and rich but finishes clean leaving you lingering for more. Great for ushering in the cooler fall weather. We used cherrywood smoked malt to impart the smoke aroma and flavor.

Twain’s Winter Ale

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.

Purgatory to Paradise Belgian Dubble

7.5% abv, 16 IBUs
Belgian Dubbel
Tasting Notes: caramel, toffee and toasted bread crust with the yeast character of dark cherries, bubble gum, clove and pepper
 
This Trappist-style Belgian Dubbel delivers on the malt complexity and yeast character while being sneaky smooth and and easy-to-drink amber beer. This beer will help you transcend you from beer Purgatory to beer Paradise.

Gingerbread Stout

Tasting Notes: Gingerbread cookies, whipped cream
Our annual release of the Gingerbread Stout is out! This creamy stout is infused with ginger, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate. This limited release will be rationed; we’ll tap a fresh keg every Thursday and keep it on until it runs out. Happy Holidays!!!
5.5 ABV 25 IBU

Resiliency Oatmeal Cream Stout

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

Dark Energy Beta

Coffee porter

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.

Five Stitches Robust Porter

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

Melt Your Face IPA

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

PayCzech Pils

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

Point of Singularity Belgian Single

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

Hell for Society Quad

11% abv, 25 IBUs 

Color: Russet brown with garnet highlights/ Finish: Rich, toasty, soft yeast character. / Hops: Perle,Styrian Savinjski Golding

A decadent guilty pleasure, this quad has become an annual tradition here at Twain’s. Fantastic as a night cap, celebration or a beer to enjoy while engaging in conversation.

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, 5.1% abv, 31 IBUs

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.

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