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Twain’s Summer Ale

4.9% ABV

This Belgian White ale uses a generous does of wheat along with orange and lemon peel and a farmhouse yeast to bring a bright crisp and refreshing summer beer!

My ‘Bro

5.2% ABV

Dry hopped My Girl Belgian Blond with Sabro hops. A grassy and floral aroma along with ripe peach, pineapple and coconut from the hops

Barke No Bite Maibock

A collab with Covert Hops homebrewers Graham Barron and Scott Lathrop. This Maibock is a malty German lager brewed for spring. Orange in color expect smooth toasty malts and a hint of sweetness

Mad Happy The Return!

Mad Happy goes exotic. We used New Zealand grown Kohatu and German grown Ariana. This is our best iteration yet! The hops give the character of orange, mango, red berries, pine straw and happines

Can’t Knock Us Down! A fundraiser for Planned Parenthood SE at The Comet!

We are doing a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Southeast on June 29th. Team tickets are $200. this includes up to a six person team, pitcher of beer, large pizza, 3 games of bowling, and shoes. this event is family friendly. Saturday June 29 12:00pm – 5:00pm. for tickets e-mail our General Manager Jess at Jess@cometpubandlanes.com LANES ARE LIMITED SO GET YOURS WHILE YOU CAN!

Weekday Deals!

Mondays: 50 cents off a short pour of any house beer, and Team Trivia Starts at 8pm!

Tuesdays: 8 wings & a 12 oz house beer for $10!

Wednesdays: Burger & a 12oz house beer for $11!

Thursdays: $1 off 20oz & .5L beers!

Valac

House culture slow sour . Aged in a red wine barrel. this is the last variant of our Weizenbock collab with homebrewer Ryan Stansbury. Fermented with our own house captured and propigated sour culture, this beer is very sour yet smooth and rich as the malt softens and the expressive wild culture throws off lots of fruit notes. No fruit was added, yet it exhibits notes of passionfruit, sour cherry, and black plums.

Purgatory to Paradise Belgian Dubbel

Fruity esters hit you on the aroma with notes of bubblegum and pear with soft spice notes from our yeast that resemble coriander and black pepper. Moderate malt with toasted bread and golden raisins support the fermentation profile

Break The Wheel Nut Brown

Nutty, caramel, crackers, biscuits and moderate fruity esters are expressed in this traditional English-style brown ale (no nuts added to the beer). This beer is the true counter culture beer. 5.4% ABV

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 IV (Pilsner)

5.2% ABV

This Kellerbier is a partially lagered, unfiltered version of a German Pilsner (Germantown Pils). Expect a rounder malt graininess and a bright floral hop presence. Prost!!

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

This beautiful porch-friendly unfiltered golden ale delivers fully on flavor but remains soft on the palate and light and refreshing. A great summer beer with notes of apricot, black pepper and doughy wheat malt. Firm bitterness cleanses the palate and leaves you reaching for more.

5.3%ABV

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