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, 4.8% 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: 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.
Notes of chocolate, nuttiness, caramel and earthiness round out this true session ale. Great body from a low abv beer
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
For whatever reason, after a couple of these you’ll swear you’re the smartest person in the room. This west coast style IPA packs a grapefruit punch and dry crisp finish which will leave you thirsting for more. Despite the assertive bitterness, the beer finishes very clean and does not linger. 65 IBUs 7.1% ABV
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
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, 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, 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, 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 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.
Celebrated Jumping Frog IPA, 6.7%
This IPA pays homage to some of the Northern California IPAs that are ripe with pine and resiny hop aroma but supported with a touch of grapefruit on the nose. The malt is restrained to allow the hops to shine and finishes medium dry with a firm bitterness that is noticeable but does not linger. 70 IBUs
11th Hour APA, 6.0%
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 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, 7.4%
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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Our single hop pale ale blended with fresh grapefruit juice!
A collaboration with our friends at Intelligentsia Coffee, this silky oatmeal brown was blended with Intelligentsia cold brew coffee to create this well balanced delight!
This bold aromatic American IPA is brewed with only two hops, Citra and Australian Galaxy.
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.
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)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Twain’s Brewer.
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
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
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!
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
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!
Brewed in collaboration with 7venth Sun Brewery for our annual fundraiser for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This amazing IPA was brewed with moro blood oranges, kafir lime leaves, and Szechuan peppercorns. This is one time deal, it it while you can!!
This smooth silky double IPA is packed with hop flavors and aroma…oh and bitterness! Oats in the mash and dry hopped with Centennial, Simcoe, and Amarillo
Our Imperial Red was aged in a Reposed Tequila barrel to create this decadent delight. Tequila and Oak shine through this hopped up Imperial Red. 8.7% ABV
Our newest Porter is dark brown in color and medium bodied, with well rounded flavors of coffee with a subtle toffee sweetness 5.4%ABV
Help Twain’s help the Atlanta Community Food Bank!
SUNDAY APRIL 24, 1-4 PM
Join Twain’s and friends for our 8th annual benefit for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Enjoy 7 beer/food pairings from the areas best chefs and brewers in a relaxed, festival atmosphere, all to support our fellow Georgians. Restaurants include Twain’s (of course) Revival, Pine Street Market, Steinbeck’s, Makan, Leon’s, and Brick Store Pub. Breweries for the cause Twain’s, Twain’s/7th Sun Collaboration, Three Taverns, Wild Heaven, Creature Comforts, Second Self and Orpheus! LORDY ALL THIS FOR ONLY $45/person!! Admission to this one a kind food & beer extravaganza is available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2518369 . Join the fun, come with friends, 100% of your admission goes to the ACFB and you get a great souvenir glass to bring home.
The second edition of our Ten Snakes series was infused with grapefruit and fresh ginger to create this light refreshing Spring beer. The grapefruit and ginger were both lightly dosed to give subtle but present accents, and base beer is dry and light on the palate. A great patio beer for this lovely weather. ABV 5.4%
“I’d rather have ten snakes in the house than one fly.” -MT
This crimson red ale features notes of stone fruits on the nose and palette. The strong malt back bone easily holds up to the big hop profile.
In 1895 Mark Twain went to New Zealand. In 2016 Twain’s Brewpub brewed an IPA counterclockwise and only used New Zealand hops, Southern Cross and Nelson Sauvin. Enjoy this pithrusy delight
We celebrate our 700th batch with this wonderful IPA! Amply hopped, these little hop skulls pack a citrusy punch and a dry finish, leaving you wanting more!
Medium in body, yet robust in flavor- this chocolate stout is sure to please the malt lovers. A touch of smoked malt will warm you, in addition to notes of dark roast coffee, toffee, and toasted walnuts 5.7%ABV
Our newest one-off pale ale is single-hopped with Mosaic hops which give a crisp yet juicy hop character with a pleasantly resinous bitter finish. The ride is silky smooth from of the addition of wheat malt in the recipe. This one can go for miles. 4.5%ABV
Our new seasonal is sure to make you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with a beautiful symphony of warm winter flavors. Brewed with our friends at local coffee roasted, Beanealogy, 640 shots of espresso were pulled and blended into this batch. Notes of maple, roasted pecans, chocolate, and creamy mocha shine through this malty treat! 5.4%ABV
Get your holiday spirit on with this new seasonal Pale Ale! With a myriad of different hops,, this pale ale is sure to make the holiday season bright! Happy holidays from your friends at Twain’s!
This session IPA was brewed with 15% rye malt and hopped exclusively with Calyspo Hop Hash
This dark, delicious, delight was brewed in collaboration with our good friends at My Parents Basement and our local coffee roasted Beaneology. We brewed a rich roast stout, and blended it with Nicaraguan espresso and cold brewed coffee. 5.5% ABV
In the spirit of Atlanta Craft Beer Week, we brewed this big double IPA to rock your face with juicy hop goodness. At a whopping 9.7% ABV, Rumor has a nice malt backbone, and big hop flavor and aroma showcasing Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops
Our latest collaboration with friends far and wide. Bearded Iris Brewing (TN) and Ryujin Brewery (Japan), helped make this sake-ale hybrid, fusing old world sake brewing traditions with modern craft brewing methods. Ayame was brewed with rice and barley in the mash, a light dose of Japanese Sorachi Ace hops in the kettle, koji (malted rice) in the fermenter, and a blend of ale and sake yeasts, making a unique dry sake-ale..6.8% ABV.
Red Wine Oak Barrel Aged
Brewed in 2014 to celebrate 19 years, we aged the Bronze Age Imperial Porter in a red wine barrel for over 10 months creating this decadent this decadent delight! It has great balance and exudes the character of both the rich porter and the red wine. 9.2% ABV.
This fun and interesting blend called for equal parts Four Count Pale Ale and Sentiment Saison, with fresh guava blended to accent the fruity notes 5.7% ABV