We apologize for any inconvenience
Doors opening at 10:50 for the World Cup Final between Croatia and France!
Due to the water main breaks we have no choice but to be closed until they fix the water.
Sorry y’all but we are unable to open today due to dangerous road conditions. Stay safe and warm.
We will reopen Thursday
We will reopen promptly at 6pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience
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
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.
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!
This bold aromatic American IPA is brewed with only two hops, Citra and Australian Galaxy.
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)
Dates and hours to know about this holiday season.
Wednesday, Dec 24th – Christmas Eve – Closed
Thursday, Dec 25th – Christmas Day – Closed
Wednesday, Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve – Open all day with brunch until 3pm!
Thursday, Jan 1st – New Year’s Day – Open all day
Have a safe and happy holiday season.
Friends of Twain’s, would you like to bring home a growler of Criminal Sin IPA, well presently that WOULD be criminal. Twain’s is asking you to make sure your voice is heard when it comes to helping advance Georgia’s burgeoning breweries by supporting the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. Click the link(s) below and find out how you can help Georgia Breweries, Craft beer, and the people who make that wonderful nectar!!
After more than 6 years as an Atlanta jazz institution, Joe Gransden’s Tuesday Jazz Jam will be wrapping up its run at Twain’s on August 12th. Live music has always been tricky at Twain’s with our concrete structure and lack of a dedicated music room, and we’re removing the stage in order to add dining space. It’s been wonderful to work with Joe to build such a dynamic weekly jazz experience during the past several years, and we look forward to the Jazz Jam finding a new weekly home shortly.
Hophead’s delight! Our 555th batch is a big bold double IPA that packs a punch of flavor and hop aroma. Hops include Zythos, Falconer’s Flight, and Nelson Sauvin and present citrus, mango, passion fruit, and subtle piney spice. 8.2% ABV
Summer seasonal was inspired by the refreshment of cool glass of lemonade. Brewed with lemon peel, lemon zest and fresh squeezed lemon juice! When life gives you lemons, make Lemonale! 5.3% ABV
SpringFest 2014 was another resounding success, raising more than $5000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, bringing our six year total to more than $41,000 donated to help feed Georgia’s hungry citizens. We are extremely grateful to all those who came out to this year’s events, it was a great community effort, making it all that much sweeter! We hope that you make plans to join us next year! Cheers!
On the first Saturday of each month, join us for a free tour of the brewery. Starting at 12:30pm, we’ll show you the ins and outs of brewing here at Twain’s. Space is limited, just sign up at the bar for the next available tour.
NEXT TOUR: February 3rd
Ginger-glazed Gum Creek pork belly, crispy spring onion rice, peach salad
Ale Yeah! & Twain’s Decatur Temptress Ginger Hibiscus Braggot
Pine Street Market
“Knuckle Sandwich” Wild Heaven’s Invocation braised Gum Creek pork hocks, pickled collard greens & heirloom carrots on rustic spent grain bread
Wild Heaven Invocation Ale
Adobo-braised Gum Creek ham, sweet corn grits, herbed pea purée, green garlic pork demi
BlueTarp Grapefruit Fünk Weisse
Brasstown Beef grillades w/ smoked gouda and poblano polenta.
Three Taverns White Hops
Smoked Springer Mountain sausage, basil marinated mozzarella curd and quinoa salad, macerated Lacinato kale and pickled cherries.
Twain’s Dreamer Dark Wheat
Happy Hour Confections
Malted Brown Ale Chocolate Chip Cookie, Caramel Turtle Brownie, & Salted Caramel Cupcake, all made with Twain’s Messipi Nut Brown Ale
Come out to Twain’s on Saturday May 17th, from1 to 4 pm. Enjoy 5 unique beer and food pairings prepared for you by Decatur’s finest restaurants and breweries, in support of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. $50 gets you 5 beer and food pairings and a commemorative glass. Food will be prepared by Twain’s, Pine Street Market, Leon’s, Steinbecks, and Pinewood, while beers will be from our local friends, Three Taverns, Wild Heaven, and Blue Tarp. This will be a one of a kind event for a great cause featuring the Ralph Roddenbery Duo. Please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/643645 for your ticket now. All ticket proceeds will go directly to the ACFB, who have been graciously feeding Georgia’s hungry citizens for 25 years.
Music will continue later that night starting at 8 pm featuring Georgia sounds from Hair of the Dog, with Rolling Nowhere ramping it up at 10. $5 cover for nighttime acts. food/beer pairings are only available between 1 and 4 pm, get your ticket for that above.
BOOM! A big Imperial IPA brewed with our friends Jason, Simon and Wes from Savannah Distributing Co. proving that we CAN come together when it comes to excellent craft beer. A massive hop presence with a strong malt backbone to boot! Brewed with Centennial, Simcoe, Chinook, Australian Galaxy, and NZ Motueka too. An IPA for IPA lovers. 9.3% ABV.
Twain’s will be closed until further notice due to icy conditions. In an effort to keep everyone safe where they are, Twain’s will be closed until further notice. Be safe out there!!
On Saturday, our Galactic Criminal Sin IPA took the blue ribbon in the classic cask ale category at ACAT! Going head to head with so many great breweries from around the country and coming out with that ribbon is quite an honor. ACAT is always a special festival, and this year’s (the 10th!) was especially exciting, with the edition of several UK breweries’ casks available to enjoy. Thanks to Owen and co. for making it happen, and congrats to the other winners who took home ribbons.
Big Congratulations to Chase and Brad! Look for a chance to try this winning cask soon at the home-field bar, and don’t delay in getting down here to have some of the wonderful straight-up cold, carbonated variety of Criminal Sin next chance you get!
It’s that special time of the year again, time to ring in the New Years in style at Twain’s!
We will have The CoDefendants rocking the house for your dancing pleasure! Choose from a stellar line-up of house-brewed ales pouring behind the bar! DJ dreidel will man the turntable for dinnertime album sides while you enjoy our dinner specials, featuring traditional southern NYE fare!
There will be a complementary toast at midnight!
No need to break the bank or get all gussied up! NO COVER!
Come welcome 2014 Twain’s style!
Pouring a golden yellow with a light off-white head, this clean crisp lager is great for a holiday gathering. The malts and mild hop profile give it the pleasant balance that both ale and lager fans can enjoy. 5% ABV
Join us Wednesday November 20th for our Autumn Beer Dinner
Celebrating fall with a tip of the glass, fine food and friends.
The night will begin at 7 pm with a passed appetizer & beer pairing then will flow from there through 5 courses of delicious. These events are always a relaxed night getting to know fellow beer & food enthusiasts. Meet Twain’s Chef Savannah Haseler and Head-brewer Chase Medlin, as you enjoy their offerings, seating is limited and the price cannot be beat, $50 including tax and gratuity.
Jenning’s Hollow Chicken Confit
butternut squash cracker, sunchoke migonette
River Sunset Amber
Smoked Beet and Apple Salad
sprouts, Cole’s Lake Chevre, sorghum and onion vinaigrette
Twain’s Tonic Ale
Curry Fall Squash Soup
Criminal Sin IPA
Braised Brasstown Pork Shank
Oyster Mushrooms & Fava bean hash, roasted carrot puree, mushroom jus
T500 Imperial OatMilk Porter
Chipotle Pot de Creme
creme fraiche, sesame bacon brittle
Gingerbread Brown Ale
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE BAR! $50 ALL INCLUSIVE!
Come by soon to check out our new fall/winter menu, including some delicious changes for the seasonal shift. Enjoy our tasty beet and goat cheese salad, as well as seared Scottish salmon, chipotle black-eyed pea hummus, and several other new items. NOTE: The menu on the website will be updated with the changes shortly.
Twain’s 500th batch of beer! That makes 3500 barrels, 7000 kegs, 108,500 gallons, 868,000 pints! To celebrate this leg of our journey we have brewed an Imperial Porter using oats and lactose. The result is a deep rich ale layered in robust and decadent flavors. 8.3% ABV.
A Twain’s and New Holland Collaboration Ale
SXMW Wheat IPA is a beautiful ale brewed with our friends from New Holland Brewing Co. in Michigan. Brewed with specialty Michigan malted wheat and honey, Georgia honey and lots of hops. SXMW beckons with hops and orange in the nose. Lightly sweet at first yielding to citrus with a hint of honey, dry yet pithtrusy in finish. Yeah we just said that, pithtrusy.
A small quantity of our Twain’s/Three Taverns collaboration ale that has been blended with a touch of peaches. Not overly fruity, just giving off a hint of the peach, this Saison style ale maintains its bold flavor and peppery characters. 8% ABV.
Fall-time easy drinking…
Inspired by the Oktoberfest style, Twain’s Autumnfest Ale features German malt and hops. It has delicious maltiness and finishes with a light spice from the hops. 4.8% ABV
T Dawg presents a sizzling fall line-up of funksters and jammers! Grant Green Jr., Funk You, and Jango Monkey all stretching it out, so put on your dancing boots and come on out for this fine free show! Enjoy special offerings from the brewery and kitchen while you get your funk on!
Visit dawgpresents.com/funknsoulfallfest to sample some tunes
Super delicious, dark in color with a robust nose. Messipi Nut Brown Ale with cinnamon sticks and Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans is a delight to drink!
Belgian esters come forward to greet you on the nose of this Belgian Wheat Beer, then continue to be prevalent in the floral flavor with hop spice undertones. Light, fruity, and crisp, perfect to beat the August heat.
Our house Pale Ale, dry hopped with Citra hops, bringing a big, juicy, hoppy pop to the original!
Boom! Blasting aroma and flavor in this double IPA! With big juicy notes of citrus and hints of tropical fruits. 9.6%ABV
Designed and brewed with our friends from Three Taverns, this saison was brewed using 20% rye malts and NZ Pacific Jade hops to help impart a wonderful spicy and fruity flavor. Dark blond in color with an estery nose. The first all Decatur Collaboration! It is great to be a brewery in Decatur! 8% ABV. Available in a 13 oz commemorative glass.
IT HAS BEEN GIVEN THE PROVERBIAL HOOK, SHUT-DOWN, SQUASHED.
Twain’s was instructed by the DOR to halt this competition. We will look into the issues that make it illegal, and see if with the effective date of 7/1/13 for HB99, there is any way to legally have it go forward.
Thanks to all you home-brewers who planned to enter the challenge, keep brewing!
Obscenity abounds here! Obscenity Oatmeal Porter aged with Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla beans. Silky and roasty, delicious with the vanilla. Hand pulled from our beer engine.
What do you get when you combine friends who love coffee and beer? Delicious! That’s what. Deep dark brown with a beautiful tan head. A nose of deep roast from coffee and malts and hints of hops. Coffee is ever-present and bright, with a backbone of dark ale. This one may keep you up pondering life and the wonderful confluence of events. Big thanks to Jordan and Dale of Steady Hand Pour House, they brew some stellar coffee.
Sawyer’s American Wheat blended with fresh peaches, light and refreshing with the peach flavors really complimenting the wheat.
This American Red pours a coppery color with a light tan head. Featuring Mosaic, Citra and New Zealand Motueka hops that are balanced with nice caramel and malt notes. 5.0% ABV
“When red-headed people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.” M. Twain
This IPA followed its own path during an unpredictable fermentation, inheriting Belgian-style characteristics. Floral aroma with hints of Belgian esters. American West Coast hops shine through with citrus and spicy notes. Finishes with a smooth bitterness. 5.7% ABV
Criminal Sin IPA briefly aged in an Ultimo Tequila barrel to keep the tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors up front. This IPA has a lovely subtle tang of tequila on the finish, which is nicely complimentary. 6.4% ABV
A malt lovers ale, highlighted by a toasted nutty flavor and light smoke. Notes of sweet toffee and caramel, with sublte roast and coffee undertones. 6.3% ABV.
“Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” M. Twain
Great Music, Great Food, Great Beer for a Great Cause!
Gringo Star, Rolling Nowhere, and more!
Though Twain’s can’t sell tickets physically, you can grab them at Decatur CD and 13 other locations around Atlanta via our pals at Ticket Alternative. Remember, tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and 100% of the proceeds go to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank!
Aged close to 18 months in a white wine barrel, Twain’s Belgian-style Triple has taken on some wonderful oak and light citrus notes from the wine, these flavors play beautifully with the beer, lending a winey sweet and tart essence.
An assertive Golden Ale brewed with orange peel and bay leaves. An excellent refreshing compliment to these beautiful spring days. This crisp, sessionable ale checks in at 5.2% ABV.
“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six kinds of weather inside four and twenty hours.” MT
NY Deli sandwich available daily.
10.5 oz of our house-cured and cooked corned beef served on warm rye bread and a side of deli mustard. This is the real deal, starting with all-natural brisket, we use Old World techniques, then slow cook it to retain the delicious beef flavor. Piled high to satisfy a Lower East Side craving. You’ll have to ask for it, cause it isn’t on the printed menu….
An American ale inspired by a German Berliner Weiss, pouring deep orange with a tan head. Wheat and tart fruits in the nose are bolstered by the tartness of this ale. 3% ABV.
Last year’s festival was a great time, we can’t wait to do it again! Come out and join us and a bunch of other beer lovers!
For 18 years, the CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST has been known as one of the Southeast’s most enjoyable craft beer events. The CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST (Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Athens, GA) offers uncrowded sampling of around 300 of the greatest world-class craft beers from around the planet, an amazing cask ale pavilion with 15+ rare, one-off real ales, and live music from Tropical Breeze. A benefit for the Athens-Area Humane Society. Click on http://www.BrewFest.net for tickets, information and discounted hotel rooms.Every ticket is a VIP ticket!Would you rather enjoy the BrewFest as a volunteer? If so, sign up athttp://www.BrewFest.net.Cheers!
Twain’s Heavenly Spring Ale blended with boysenberry & raspberry and a hint of lactic acid.
The result is a wonderful nose of berry, tart flavors upfront with a nice body. Finishes sour with a hint of citrus.
Support Craft Beer’s growth in Georgia.
Enjoy the beer you drink at Twain’s? If you would like to buy beer to-go from us, please consider contacting your GA House Representative and Senator regarding legislation HB 314 currently introduced to allow growler (1/2 gallon) sales at establishments such as ours. You can find contact info for your elected officials at
Something as simple as “We support the three-tier system in GA and feel that HB 314 will result in greater exposure to craft beer. In conjunction with increased distribution limits passed last year, passage of HB 314 will also result in benefits for wholesalers of craft beer in GA.”
Lawmakers have said recently that they have never heard from their constituents on this topic. But, they do hear from wholesalers (distributors) every day. Please help so that you can enjoy our beer at home and make GA the relevant craft beer state that it deserves to be. Thanks!
This toasty brown ale has hazelnut and maple reminiscent of Sundays at IHOP. Nut and toffee flavors are complimented by the creamy texture delivered through our beer engine. 6% ABV
We’ll have an extra bigscreen set up in Dining Room. Burger and Beer special, $10! Best wings in town. Could be a decent game, I heard.
This American Brown Ale incorporates a nutty and toasted malt flavor, is mild on the hops and has been accented with pure Grade A maple syrup. Pours a medium brown color with a toasted malt nose. 6.0% ABV.
A rich juicy IPA, beautiful orange in color, with a wonderful fruity nose. Six malts and six hops, with a good dose of Citra and Galaxy, and Amarillo hops were used in the brewing of this wickedly good beer. 6.1% ABV
“..as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin” M. Twain
David Stein’s last hurrah before he departs for Athen’s and Creature Comforts. This massively hopped IIPA is for the IBU freaks! Measuring in at 100 IBUs from the use of 12 different hop varieties, in a proportion of more than 3 pounds of hops/barrel!! Incredibly drinkable with potent hops throughout. Sweetness, fruitiness, and a lingering bite will all bring you back for that next sip, gulp or glass. Cheers David….Godspeed!
Come try this delicious version of the River Sunset Amber. The Australian Galaxy and Citra dry-hops add a deep spicy dimension to this easy drinking amber ale, with a hint of citrus punchiness. Mild natural carbonation, and pleasant mouthfeel should satisfy both Cask enthusiasts and ‘plain-ol-beer’ drinkers alike.
Ben Halter, our winner of the “Darkside” Homebrew Challenge, was inspired by a Puerto Rican holiday cocktail. This sweet stout was conditioned with rum soaked vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks. The spices are complimentary to the wonderful roast and malty sweetness. 7.6% ABV.