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Tropicalia IPA XI (Aussie Summer)

Our eleventh edition of the Tropicalia IPA series features a new hop variety Aussie Summer.  Pouring a light orange color, Tropicalia XI has a deep earthy nose and mild citrus hints.  Flavors of apricot, passion fruit and melon can be detected along with the citrus.  A very hop forward ale.

DID YOU KNOW?

About Twain’s Kitchen.

Twain’s has always brought you fresh food made in our kitchen, but you may not realize the extent to which we go.  For instance our bacon is Brasstown pork belly that has been cured and smoked right here at Twain’s.  In addition the beef jerky we serve is also prepared and oven dried in house, making a great snack to go with our beer.

Look for our own house brined/cooked corned beef with a flavor reminiscent of the lower east side, made traditionally inside our walls.

You can be sure that Twain’s staff is proud to serve the food they know has been made fresh from scratch by our Kitchen Crew with care and thought, and with your enjoyment in mind.

MacGruffus’ My Bock

Homebrew Challenge “Light” Winner

David Little’s Mai Bock is our first brew from our Homebrew Challenge!  All German ingredients were used to brew this gem.  Pouring a beautiful golden color, clean and crisp with a lingering sweetness and tame hop bite.  Cheers to David and his recipe for being the first of our winners to drink their beer from our taps!

Koko Buni Porter

The brain child of Eddie Holley (Ale Yeah!), Koko Buni is a coconut coffee porter that is rich and delicious.  Starting with a deep dark porter which was ‘dry-spiced’ with freshly toasted coconut flake, Tahitian vanilla beans, and cocoa nibs, for a week.  Next we added the perfect amount of Ethiopian coffee from our friends at Steady Hand Pour House.  A true delight.

Dirty DIPA (Sweetwater Collaboration)

A Twain’s – Sweetwater Collaboration!

Twain’s and Sweetwater Brewing Co. have teamed up to bring you another addition to the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild Beer series.  A deep red 8% ABV Double IPA that has been jammed full of hops.  Nugget, Amarillo and Zythos hops were used in the boil, then it was crammed full of Simcoe and Nugget as our dry hop addition.  Full flavors of hop are balanced by the malt backbone.  This is one of a kind, and partial proceeds from each sale will be donated directly to the GCBG, to further their mission to bring Georgia Craft Beer to the forefront.

Beer & Food pairings featured this week at Twain’s

To tantalize you some more this week, come in any day for a bite and beer.

First.  Panko crusted goat cheese with baby greens, fried Brussel sprouts in cranberry and caramelized onion vinaigrette, to pair with our Dirty DIPA.

Second.  Grilled skirt steak over roasted sweet potato fingerlings, braised local greens, and a mushroom demi pairs nicely with MacGaruffus’ My Bock.

Third.  Chocolate Pot de Creme with house whipped cream and toasted coconuts is lovely with our Koko Buni porter.

Cheers!

Atlanta Beer Week at Twain’s!

5pm Tonight. Dirty DIPA a collaboration between Twain’s & Sweetwater Brewing Co., a benefit beer for the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild. A deep red Double IPA loaded with hops, in fact “this baby s&*ts hops”

Also debuting MacGruffus’ My Bock, the winning submission to the light side of our Homebrew Challenge.

Tomorrow, 2 pm at the Decatur Craft Beer Festival, we will be tapping the first tastes of Koko Buni Porter. A rich coconut coffee porter, with vanilla and cocoa nibs, the brain child of Eddie Holley from Ale Yeah!

Monday night is Decatur Night of the Atlanta Beer Week! Try our Ale Yeah! collaboration brew, the luscious Koko Buni Porter. Take part in the Decatur Beer Passport challenge! Enjoy yourself!

Man its gonna be a great day, week, month……

Pork Chop

Grilled Brasstown pork chop, Logan Turnpike Mill grits with Udderly Cool smoked gouda, spinach and tomato salad with bacon vinaigrette

$15.00

Twain’s LunaR Tripel

A collaboration Ale with our friend Brad Davis from LunaR Brewing in Chicago.

This Belgian-style Tripel was hopped with Galaxy and Czech Saaz hops and fermented with Ruby-red grapefruit zest.   A wonderful heady nose, sweet, rich flavors of citrus end with a dry finish.  9.1% ABV

 

Twain’s debuts new summer food menu!

We recently introduced several new items on our menu. Among the early favorites are the Skirt Steak over Corn and Fennel Risotto, topped with chimichurri and arugula, as well as our new lemon-basil hummus, and the creative burger suggestions – many of which include our house IPA pickles and house-pickled jalapenos. Come by and try these new menu selections and more, and let us know what you think!

Twain’s Homebrewer’s Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Twain’s Homebrew Challenge! After an exhausting and quite enjoyable judging process, we agreed on the best of many impressive beers. We look forward to brewing the two winning brews and serving them from our taps sometime in the coming months. Thanks again to all who participated.

WINNERS
Lights
1st David little My Bock Maibock
2nd Brandon Red Rye Red Rye
3rd Lee Webster Low Country Comfort Amarillo-hopped Pale Ale with Cerrano Peppers

Darks
1st Ben Halter Coquito Stout Stout w/rum soaked cinnamon sticks + vanilla beans
2nd Jonathan Crowe PDG Black IPA
3rd Luke Rabun Buddha Belgian Stout Belgian Stout

Tropicalia IPA VI – Simcoe

More big hops in this, the sixth edition of our Tropicalia Series. Fresh pine aroma with grapefruit waves highlight this big-nosed IPA. For those who like their IPAs on the bold side, this hopbomb delivers. 6.7 ABV

Hell for Society Stout

A new recipe for our House Stout. 

Brewed with oats, Hell for Society Stout pours a beautiful black, with a light tan head and a chocolate nose.  Mildly sweet with roasted malt and cocoa flavors intermingling.   A wonderful mouth-feel compliments this fine stout.  4.5% ABV

“Heaven for Climate, Hell for Society.”  M. Twain. Tammary and Croker Speech

Tropicalia IPA X Nelson Sauvin

Number 10 of our Tropicalia Series features Nelson Sauvin hops.  This earthy, mildly citrus hop is highlighted in this drinkable IPA.  Pouring a light orange color, the dynamic, well rounded nose invites you into this glass of pleasure.  The dryness of the ale emphasizes the rich character of the Nelson Sauvin hops.  6% ABV

Yes, you should get down here for a glass or 2.

Dance Wit Somebody

Do you wanna….

Brewed with coriander, orange peel, and chamomile.  This Belgian Style Wit pours a hazy, pale yellow color.  Delicately flavored with citrus and earth undertones.  A pleasure to drink in this warming weather.  4.8% ABV

Tropicalia IPA (Falconer’s Flight 7C’s)

The third in our series of IPAs exploring the fruity side of hops. This batch features Falconer’s Flight 7C’s, a blend of 7 ‘C’ hops. Sparkling orange color and offering a nice sweet hop nose.  Balanced well between the malt backbone and finish of wonderful citrus hop, juicy like a Ruby Red grapefruit.  6.6% ABV

The Tropicalia Project

HOPHEADS ALERT — Among the new offerings from our brewery, we are excited to be exploring the wild side of hops through an ongoing brewing adventure we are calling The Tropicalia Project. With each batch of Tropicalia IPA,  David and Chase choose a different hop varietal, the fruitycitrusystickier the better. Generously dry-hopped, each version of Tropicalia IPA features the distinct character of the featured hop, from nose to mouth. Participate in the Project with us by trying each new batch, and let us know what you think!

Featured hops

  • Batch #1 — Zythos
  • Batch #2 — Motueka
  • Batch #3 — Falconer’s Flight Seven C’s
  • Batch #4 — Nelson Sauvin
  • Batch #5 — Citra
  • Batch #6 — Simcoe
  • Batch #7 — Zythos
  • Batch #8 — Motueka
  • Batch #9 — Citra
  • Batch #10 — Nelson Sauvin
  • Batch #11 — Aussie Summer

 

Mad Happy Pale Ale

New and remastered!

Our Flagship Pale Ale delivers a clean, flavorful, and balanced ale.  Golden-amber color with a floral nose, and mild hop bite.

Rings in right at 5.7% ABV.

 

Langhorne IPA

HOPLUSCIOUSNESS!

An abundance of spicy, piney and citrus hops dominate the nose and flavor here.  Medium malt body yields to a resinous hop finish.

6.1% ABV.

 

Tropicalia IPA (Motueka)

Eighth in a series of IPAs exploring the fruity side of hops.  This batch features Motueka, a bold punchy hop with an essence of tropical fruit and citrus.  Tropicalia IPA pours a wonderful orange and is 6.6% ABV.

 

Black Eye Roasted Rye

This Roasted Rye India Black Ale is jet-black with a medium body.  The Citra and Amarillo dry hops shine through the roasty malts, offering a tropical fruit aroma.  Balanced in flavor by the use of rye.  5.4% ABV.

 

Pudd’nhead Stout

A rich stout with a lot going on.  Smell the deep, dark malts and generous hop sparkle.  Flavors swirl with roast and dark chocolate dancing with the bright hops, separating itself from other stouts.  Tastes like pudd’n.  8.6% ABV.

Timmy J’s Awesome Sauce

A collaborative effort!

Made with Tim of LEONs Full Service.

Tropicalia IPA aged in a Bulleit Bourbon soaked barrel and dry spiced with fresh ginger.  The perky hop aroma introduces the subtle bourbon and ginger notes.  7.2% ABV.

New Beers Now Pouring

David and Chase have been busy in the Brewery!

On January 25 Twain’s debuted a full line-up of 9 new beers!  Hopheads will enjoy an IPA filled menu, including a bourbon barrel aged IPA (limited).  Dark ale seekers will not be disappointed, a bold stout and a brown ale will  fill out the lines.    We are psyched, and we look forward to the smiling faces our new beers will bring.

Check out the line-up on our now pouring board to the right.

CHEERS!

Twain’s 3rd Annual Moonshiner’s Ball

A Very Voodoo Halloween

Saturday, October 29th. Doors open at 8pm, and it’s $5 to get in. We’ve got two great bands for the night: Megan Jean & the KFB, and Dirty Bourbon River Show! Cash and prizes Costume contests, a Fortune Teller, and Photo Booth. Mark it on your calendars cause this can’t be missed! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS OR OUR LIMITED EDITION ESPERANZA T-SHIRT AND A TICKET PACKAGE.

Bring your best costume Saturday ’cause the Hollerometer will make its annual appearance!  Cash and Prize packages for best 3 Costumes!  Sign up by 11pm!

Twain’s Pumpkin & Spice Bourbon

SOLD OUT

Infused Four Roses Deliciousness.

Sarah really did it this time.  Pumpkin, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, and ginger were steeped in a big ol’ bottle of Four Roses Bourbon.

This is an awesome drink on the rocks as far as we are concerned, but we’re gonna tempt you a bit more with A HALLOWEEN BOILERMAKER, no trick all treat.  A glass of Mysterious Stranger brown and a shot of TPSB only $8.

 

Dark Truth Farmhouse Ale

There is a wonderful depth of flavor in Dark Truth.  An upfront fruitiness yields to a bit of roasted malts before finishing with a semi-sweet farmhouse dryness at the end.  Unique, and approachable.

“Truth is mighty and will prevail.  There’s nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so.”  M. Twain’s notebook, 1898

T-Dawg presents Twain’s Picktoberfest & Low Country Boil!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 8

TDawg Presents this first-time event, Twain’s PicktoberFest & Low Country Boil, with the hope that we can do a couple of them each year! This event is Twain’s kickoff event for ATLANTA CRAFT BEER WEEK, culminating in the Decatur Beer Festival the following weekend 😉

Come and enjoy the freshly brewed beer we have on tap, rotated depending on supply, and on this day, we’ll have ALL YOU CAN EAT LOW COUNTRY SHRIMP BOIL from 2PM-8PM! After 8PM, you’ll be able to order a HEAPING HELPING of boil for a special price. Expect some other of your favorite Cajun dishes to be on the menu for the day as well. Admission to PicktoberFest is FREE! FAMILY FRIENDLY (21 & over after 9PM)

The schedule is as follows, with times subject to change:

2-8PM ~ ALL U CAN EAT LOW COUNTRY BOIL (while supplies last, of course)

5:30PM – 8PM ~ HAIR OF THE DOG (2 sets) – Cajun
8:30PM – 10PM ~ BIBB CITY RAMBLERS feat. WILDMAN STEVE – Newgrass/Americana music
10:30PM – ? ~ VILLAIN FAMILY – soul country

Check out our MENU?

Hand-crafted food to match our beer.

As a small brewery, we understand the importance of supporting local businesses.  Our new menu features locally sourced meats including Brasstown Beef and Pork, as well as hormone and cage-free poultry.

All of our menu items are being prepared in house, including the bacon, cured-salmon, and roast beef to mention a few.

We hope you enjoy our offerings, and hope that you will stop by often!

See the menu HERE!

 

Decatur Book Festival @ Twain’s

Decatur Book Festival at Twain'sTwain’s is proud to be a participant in this weekend’s Decatur Book Festival.
Local authors will be reading and discussing their work all day Saturday and Sunday from the Twain’s stage.
Come by, grab a bite to eat and a cold beverage, and hear some of the region’s up-and-comers demonstrate their literary chops.

Friars Three

A tripel not to be missed.

Noble hops of Hallertau and E. Kent Goldings impart our tripel with an
incredible earthy profile, complimenting the sweetness of the malts and sugar.
Deliciously complex. 8.5% ABV.

This is a limited quantity ale.

Stubborn River ESB

Our ESB has a nice orange color, toasted bread flavor, and earthy hop finish; it is well balanced and drinkable. 5.7% ABV

“The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise…” M. Twain in Eruption

Hazy Summer Golden Ale

Refreshing the Masses!

Come on in and enjoy this Summer Treat. Lightly filtered, crisp to the taste with nice light malt and a lightly hopped nose. Balanced and refreshing for all tastes, a great way to beat the heat and haze of summer.

“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” Mark Twain

Radical Raspberry Porter

A complex porter brewed with oatmeal, chocolate and raspberries. Some lightly smoked malts in the mash offer up a hint of smokiness. Smoothly textured, this porter is full of delights for the drinker. 7.2% ABV.

“The Radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”

Sarahmonial Saison

Sweetness from the wheat is nicely balanced by a subtle tartness/acidity. Wonderful and drinkable in these dog days o’ summer. 6.8% ABV

“There isn’t time – so brief is life – for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account, there is only time for loving – and but an instant, so to speak, for that.”
– Letter to Clara Spaulding