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Winter Beer Dinner with The Bruery | Haven Gastropub +Brewery Pasadena

Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Mona Shah
Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena is hosting a Winter Beer Dinner featuring The Bruery on Tuesday, December 10th at 7 p.m.

Take a look at the menu below - seating is limited and dinner is $45++ per guest. RSVP today by calling: (626) 768-9555.

The Bruery Humulus Lager
American Double Imperial Pilsner

First Course
Pan Seared Dayboat Scallops, Parsnip Puree, Pear Gel, Prosciutto, Brussels Sprouts, XO sauce

First Course Pairing
The Bruery Rueuze
Gueuze-style Ale

Second Course
Beer Grain Gnocchi, Duck Confit, Black Tuscan Kale, Roasted Squash, Crispy Duck Skin

Second Course Pairing
The Bruery 6 Geese-a-Laying
Belgian-style Dark Ale with Cape Gooseberries

Third Course
Dry-aged New York Steak, Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes, Porcini Mushrooms, Smoked Bleu Cheese Saba

Third Course Pairing
The Bruery Melange 3
Barrel-aged Blended Ale

Dessert Course
Brioche Bread Pudding, Poached Pear

** Dinner is $45 per guest (plus tax and gratuity)
** Seating is limited
** RSVP by calling: (626) 768-9555

Haven Gastropub +Brewery
42 S. De Lacey Ave, Pasadena, California 91105

Haven Gastropub Pasadena Anniversary Month Celebration | December 2013

Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Mona Shah
Forget the 12 days of Christmas, Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena is featuring 30 days of Anniversary celebrations! Since our 2nd Anniversary falls in the middle of the month on the 15th, we're featuring a different craft beer on tap for every day of December. Each day, we'll be tapping a specialty or limited availability beer and since we love to share, you're invited to come celebrate with us.

Take note of this line-up listed below and then come see us to celebrate:

12-1   Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine by Almanac Brewing Co.
12-2   Naughty Sauce by Noble Ale Works
12-3   XXV Anniversary by North Coast Brewing Co.
12-4   Parabola by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
12-5   Double DBA Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
12-6   Velvet Merkin Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
12-7   Firestone 16th Anniversary
12-8   Big Bad Baptist by Epic Brewing Co.
12-9   Wyder's Reposado
12-10   Melange #3 and 6 Geese-a-Laying by The Bruery (**this is also our Winter Beer Dinner with The Bruery - see details here: http://bit.ly/1bpi7XW)
12-11   Oak-Aged Yeti by Great Divide Brewing Co.
12-12   Remy by Taps Brewing
12-13   Red and White by Dogfish Head
12-14   Bourbon Barrel Aged Black and Fluxus 2013 by Allagash Brewing Co.
12-15   ANNIVERSARY - El Barista Rojo (cask) by Haven Brewing
12-16   Rueuze by The Bruery
12-17   Tart of Darkness by The Bruery
12-18   Oude Tart by The Bruery (Gold Medal GABF)
12-19   La Folie by New Belgium Brewing Co.
12-20   Rodenbach Grand Cru by Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
12-21   Cirrus Sour by Craftsman Brewing Co.
12-22   Burton Baton and American Beauty by Dogfish Head
12-23   The Abyss by Deschutes Brewing Co.
12-24   Adam by Hair of the Dog Brewing
12-25   Christmas Day - CLOSED
12-26   Lolita, Matilda Lambicus, Bourbon County Stout and Barleywine by Goose Island Brewing Co.
12-27   The Czar by Avery Brewing Co.
12-28   Game of Thrones - Take the Black Stout by Ommegang
12-29   Decadence by Alesmith Brewing Co.
12-30   Victory at Sea and Homework Series #2 by Ballast Point Brewing Co.
12-31   Winter Warmer (GABF Gold) by Hangar 24 Brewing Co.

No reservations necessary, but if you see a beer you like, come early and come often to avoid disappointment.
Available at Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena.

Banquet Menu Options at Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Mona Shah
Following are our four standard Banquet Menu options at Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena. All menus can be paired with craft beers, wines and cocktails.

For more information or to book a party, please contact our Banquet Coordinator at 626.768.9555.


Beer Brunch with Great Divide | October 5th/6th | Haven Orange

Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Mona Shah

On Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th, Haven Gastropub in Orange will be serving Beer Brunch specials alongside Great Divide beers.

Great Divide Brewing Company was founded by Brian Dunn in 1994 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Three months after brewing its first batch of beer, it won the first of the brewery's twelve Great American Beer Festival and four World Beer Cup awards. By 2007, Great Divide was ranked by RateBeer.com as the 23rd best brewery in the world with three of the world's top 100 beers. In December 2008, Beer Advocate magazine ranked them as the seventh best brewery on the planet. If you haven't experienced these beers, join us for a unique opportunity to do so.

In addition to our regular weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, we will be offering the following items a la carte:

Nomad Pils
Oaxacan BBQ Pork Shoulder, over easy eggs, cheddar cheese grits

Two Fried Eggs, pico de gallo, cotija, home fries

Boucheron and Sweet Potato Fritatta, arugula

Nduja Biscuits with smoked gravy

Ham Steak, sous vide duck egg, home fries, pork jus americano

Come check it out!


Baltimore Washington Beer Works | September 12th | Haven Pasadena

Posted Sunday, September 08, 2013 by Mona Shah
This Thursday, September 12th from 6-9 p.m., Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena is hosting Baltimore Washington Beer Works, as they present four of their Raven Beers by Gramercy Beverage Company.

Owner of Gramercy Distributing, Jeremy Pevar, will be on hand to discuss the following beers on tap:

Pendulum Pils
Tell Tale Heart IPA
The Raven Special Lager
The Cask

All beers will be priced at $5
Tasting flight: $8

We'll have special pairings and glassware giveaways for this event, so come early!

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project | Dinner + Tasting | Haven Gastropub Orange

Posted Thursday, September 05, 2013 by Mona Shah


On Friday, September 6th, Haven Gastropub in Orange is hosting a special evening with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Founder and Brewmaster, Chad Yakobson.

TASTINGS: From 6-10 p.m., you'll have the opportunity to taste five beers from this progressive, artisan brewery that strives to blend brewing science and art, through creativity and following their passion. No RSVP necessary for tasting, but come early to get a seat!

Side-by-side flight of the following will be available:

Vieille dry-hopped w/ Motueka

Vieille (different version than keg, not dry hopped)
St. Bretta
Hop Savant

Friday, September 6th at 6 p.m., we will be having a special beer dinner with Crooked Stave. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project was founded in 2010 and the brewery is based in Denver, CO. Chad Yakobson is the owner, brewer and blender. Chad focuses on and specializes in barrel-aging and mixed culture barrel-aged sour beers, 100% Brettanomyces fermented beers, and seasonal specialty release beers.

Chad Yakobson will be joining us for the dinner, so all guests will get to experience the dinner with master blender. Space is limited so please call 714-221-0680.

The dinner is $45 +tax/grat, and will begin at 6 p.m.


Crooked Stave "Vielle"
Boucheron "creme brûlée," apple puree, cress

Crooked Stave "St. Bretta"
Porcini pappardelle, lobstermushrooms, sous vide duck egg, parmesan crema

Crooked Stave "Surette"
Wild boar, vadouvan cauliflower puree, raisin agrodulce

Other beers available will be "Hop Savant", and "Vieille" dry-hopped w/ Motueka hops on draught.


Haven Gastropub Celebrates 4 Years in Old Towne Orange!

Posted Sunday, September 01, 2013 by Mona Shah
It's hard to believe it has been four years since we opened our doors to more than 500,000 Street Fair goers in 2009! Well, the Orange International Street Fair is this weekend, which means our anniversary is coming up, and if you're looking for a reason to celebrate, you've got it!

Haven Gastropub will celebrate its fourth anniversary in Old Towne Orange on Wednesday, September 4th from 4 p.m. to close with a line-up of 14 killer craft beers on tap:
* Russian River Supplication
* Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam
* Stone Perfect Crime (aged in red wine barrels)
* Cigar City / De Proef Tropical Tripel
* Firestone Double DBA
* Mikkeller Hot Rod Habanero Chili Porter
* (Nitro) Noble Ale Works English 101
* Clown Shoes Porcine Unidragon
* Brewdog Paradox Arran
* Struise O.N.E. (Our Nastiest Effort) (bourbon barrel aged)
* Struise T.H.R.E.E. (Tangerine Heated Rare Evil Edition) (bourbon barrel aged)
* To Øl Fuck Art: This is Advertising!
* Russian River Row 2, Hill 56
* Russian River Pliny the Elder

Guests will also have an opportunity to enjoy their favorite Haven menu items for $5. On the Anniversary Menu is the beloved Haven Burger, Mac n' Cheese, and Shepherd's Pie. The special pricing will be available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., so come early!

We have a few surprises in store for you, maybe a giveaway or two, so come celebrate four incredible years in Old Towne Orange with our entire team!

NEW BEERS from Haven Brewing

Posted Thursday, August 01, 2013 by Mona Shah

Haven Brewing Head Brewer Brian Thorson has produced many acclaimed beers at noted Northern California craft breweries, Drake’s and Trumer Pils, and now he has released his first small-batch, house-crafted beers. Thorson's new beers further define Haven Brewing’s core brand by creating base beers as a reference point for all future brews. He will be focusing on a range of styles, with emphasis on sessionable beers.

If you didn't already know... Thorson has been involved in producing many noted craft beers still available and praised today. Over his five-year stint at Drake’s Brewing, he was responsible for creating Hopocalypse in 2008, an Imperial IPA (9.3% ABV, 100+ IBUs). Thorson created it to, in his words, “blow off some steam” after the monotony of running the bottling line and toiling with all the brewing and cellar operations wore thin.

Here are Brian's new beers:

Style: Pale Ale
5.5% ABV | IBU: 37 | 7 SRM
Hops: Simcoe, Cascade, and Crystal
A light and easy drinking pale ale that has an abundant amount of late boil & dry hop additions, and has just the right amount of bitterness to make you ask for the next sip quickly. As the names states, its Simcoe dominant with a touch of Crystal and Cascade to add to the complexity of the aroma.

Lenny G.
Style: Amber
5.7% ABV | IBU: 15 | 15 SRM
Hops: Horizon and Willamette
American Barley and Crystal Malts
Just when you thought you knew what cool was... this Amber has a beautiful orange hue with an even smoother jazz character on your palate. Verizon and Willamette hops bring balance to the American 2-Row, Crystal and Aromatic Malt.

Hops, Inc.
Style: IPA
6.9% ABV | IBU: 60 | 6 SRM
Hops: Citra and Chinook
92% Barley Malt
8% Simpsons Golden Naked Oats
This beer abundantly showcases hop flavor and aroma, versus hop bitterness.

More Please
Style: Kölsch
5.0% ABV | IBU: 15 | 3.8 SRM
Hops: Noble
5% Wheat
If you aren't in the mood for a hoppy, more malty, or somewhat roasty beer, then this one's for you. Sometime less is More. I'll have More Kolsch, Please.

Jimmy Hafen
Style: Bavarian Hefeweizen
4.8% ABV | IBU: 11 | 5 SRM
Hops: Saaz
50/50 white wheat / barley malt
Jimmy's cloudy and light in appearance in color and taste, with a nice fluffy banana tail in aroma and flavor.

Disco Pants
Style: Black Ale
6.1% ABV | IBU: 31 | 61 SRM
Hops: Northern Brewer and Willamette
Caramel, Roast and Smoke Malts
This one's dark in appearance, light and snappy enough to drink more than one.

Orange Face (O Face)
Style: Hoppy Amber Ale
6% ABV | IBU: 51
Hops: Horizon, Falconer's Flight, Columbus
This is an American-Style Ale hopped up with some powerful American hops. It's name stems from its orange hue and citrus-dominant hop notes.

Performance Enhancing Drink (PED)
Style: American Coffee Brown Ale
4.5% ABV | IBU: 14
Hops: All-American Malts, Hops and Coffee
Brown Ale called up to the bigs by Haven Brewing and Portola Coffee Lab! This is a 4.5 ABV beer with major league coffee added during conditioning -- we're talking about 1.5 pounds per barrel from Portola Coffee Lab!

Glass Elevator  (aka, The Great Glass Elevator)
Style: Nitro Chocolate Wheat Beer
5.5% ABV
Hops: Maris Otter, Wheat Malt, and a touch of Crystal Malt (to sustain the all the chocolate)
Chocolate was added in chip form in the kettle and also to beer in the tank in pure cacao nib form.
Kettle Additions:
Felchlin Grand Cru Maracaibo Clasificado 65% Cacoa Chips (Venezuela)
Felchlin Cru Hacienda Elvesia 74% Cacao Chips (Dominican Republic)
Tank Addition: Tcho Roasted Pure Cacao nibs (Ecuador)
Nice and creamy with a hints of nuttiness and citrus derived from the types of chocolates used.  Not too heavy, so you can sit outside and still enjoy it in the afternoon sunshine.



Summer Winemaker Dinner with Michael David Winery | Haven Orange | July 23

Posted Friday, July 12, 2013 by Mona Shah
Haven Gastropub in Orange will be hosting a Summer Wine Dinner with Michael David Winery on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6 p.m.  If you're not familiar with the winery, it is named after "Michael" and "David" Phillips, brothers and 6th generation grape growers, whose family has been farming in the Lodi region of California since the 1850s. We are fortunate to have Winemaker Jeff Farthing leading this dinner. Originally from Laguna Beach, Jeff has worked with wineries all over California, and is now working with Michael David.

This will be a 5-course dinner with each course paired a 3 oz. pour of the evening's selected wines. Full menu and pairings are listed below, and those interested in purchasing tickets must do so by 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 21st online through Brown Paper Tickets HERE (or at the restaurant till Monday at Noon).


Michael David: Sauvignon Blanc
scallop ceviche, compressed watermelon, easter
egg radish, lime vinaigrette, micro cilantro

Incognito (White)
agnolotti, sweet corn and herb filling,
chanterelle mushrooms, truffle butter

Incognito (Red)
seared duck breast, red cabbage pureè,
roasted plums, charred baby leek

wild boar tenderloin, wrapped with swiss
chard and prosciutto, pommes robuchon,
sauce chasseur

braised goat shoulder, summer bean ragout,
lamb pancetta, red wine jus

For more information on Michael David Winery, visit: http://www.michaeldavidwinery.com.
If you have questions, you may call the restaurant or email us at info@havencollective.com.

San Diego IPA Beer Night | Weds, June 26th | Haven Orange

Posted Saturday, June 22, 2013 by Mona Shah
Haven Gastropub in Orange is hosting its inaugural San Diego IPA Beer Night on Wednesday, June 26th at 6 p.m.

San Diego has been a great beer community for some time now, and we are lucky enough to be right on the doorstep of some of the best beer being brewed in the states, especially in the IPA category. West Coast IPA has almost become a style of its own, and a lot of the credit is due to the hop head brewers of San Diego. We are honored to host this lineup of breweries, a few of which have played major roles over the years in the craft beer movement world wide, along with a few newer breweries that continue to elevate the San Diego and west coast beer markets. Thank you to all the breweries involved.

Cheers San Diego!

Draught Beer Lineup:
  • Alesmith Yulesmith
  • Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin
  • Ballast Point Sculpin (Nitro)
  • Coronado Buster 4 IPA
  • Green Flash Hop Odyssey #3: Citra Session IPA
  • Iron Fist Uprising
  • Mission IPA
  • Monkey Paw Cornelius
  • Mother Earth - TBD
  • Pizza Port Solana Beach The Kook
  • Port Brewing Mongo
  • Rough Draft Eraser IPA
  • Stone RuinTen IPA
  • Stone Enjoy by 07.04.13