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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

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

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

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

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

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

7.0% ABV 90 IBUs

Color: Light copper with brilliant clarity / Finsh: Hoppy, piney, grapefruit, bitter / Hops: Columbus, Chinock, Falconer’s Flight 7C’s

Rarely seen in the wild, this is a breed of “Clear IPA”. It exhibits unusual traits of intense hop aroma and flavor identified as fruity, piney, citrus and pungent while simultaneously possessing malt character. Enjoy this endangered species of beer while it lasts.

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

Notes: Grapefruit, Meyer lemon zest, baking bread, firm bitterness

While everyone else is on the “New England Style” IPA train, we’re full believers in the “San Diego Style” IPA. Good clarity and no evidence of “juice” anywhere near this beer; it’s a true hop-head’s kind of beer..

ABV 7.3% IBUs 90