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Beer Camp #109 : Fear the WHIPL by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Posted Saturday, January 11, 2014 by Mona Shah

Now on tap at Haven Gastropub in Orange:
Beer Camp #109 : Fear the WHIPL by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

This beer was the result of Beer Camp #109 that our Managing Partner & Beverage Director, Wil Dee, was invited to be a part of at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Beer Camp is an invitation-only opportunity during which a small group from the industry are given a hands-on look inside Sierra Nevada's pioneering craft brewery, where they become part of the brewing process.

Not only was Wil part of the decision-making team that selected the style of beer, hops, ingredients, but he was able to see, feel, sample and experience everything that Sierra Nevada has to offer as they rolled out the red carpet for his group.

Beer Camp #109 : Fear the WHIPL

Style: This acronym WHIPL alludes to the beer style: Wet Hopped India Pale Lager.  

Aroma: WHIPL's aroma recalls fresh-baked bread, and the potent oils of wet hops impart unique flavors that converge with roastiness for a complex brew with a a clean finish.

Bittering Hops: Polaris, Mandarina

Finishing Hops: Wet Cascade

Malts: Two-ro Pale, Wheat, Chocolate

Yeast: Lager Yeast

Come try this beer - in addition to having it at Haven Gastropub in Orange, we'll also be featuring it at Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena, Provisions Market in Orange and taco asylum in Costa Mesa.

The next time you see Wil, ask him about his experience at Sierra Nevada. He'll be able to give you his first-hand account of their brewhouse, barley field, cellars and hop rooms!

Goose Island Beer Company Pairings at Haven Gastropub +Brewery

Posted Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by Mona Shah
Haven Gastropub +Brewery will kick off its final week of anniversary celebrations with special Goose Island Beer Co. pairings beginning Thursday, December 26th!

We'll have four beers on tap, paired with four different sliders created by Chef Mike Garber:

Pere Jaques: paired with Smoked Beef Slider -smoked beef, braised mushrooms, taleggio cheese, garlic aioli, arugula.
Matilda Lambicus: paired with a Pork Belly Slider -pork belly, apple radish and fennel slaw, mustard.
Lolita: paired with a Duck Confit Slider -duck confit, radish tops, butternut squash mustard.
Bourbon County Stout: paired with a Haven Burger Slider -beef/pork blend, blue cheese, roasted peppers, pickled onions, arugula, garlic aioli.
And for dessert... we'll have Bourbon County Coffee Stout (bottle only), paired with Coconut Caramel Magic Bars.

You don't want to miss it - come unwind from the often stressful holidays with these great beers!

New Year's Eve Haven - Ring in twentyFOURTEEN in Old Towne Orange or Old Pasadena!

Posted Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Mona Shah

Those looking for a “haven” in which to make their New Year’s resolutions are welcome to join us on Tuesday, December 31st at Haven Gastropub in Orange or Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena!

Haven Gastropub – Old Towne Orange
(190 South Glassell Street)
Reservations strongly recommended – call (714) 221-0680
-Full menu offered throughout restaurant (view Haven Gastropub - Orange Menu)

Haven Gastropub +Brewery – Old Pasadena
(42 S. De Lacey Avenue)

-Reservations strongly recommended – call (626) 768-9555

-Full menu offered throughout restaurant (view Haven Gastropub - Pasadena Menu)

As always, all menu items can be paired with one of our featured beers on tap or one of more than 100 bottled craft beers, as well as Haven’s full bar selection of unique spirits and worldly wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass.

Both restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and New Year’s Eve reservations for parties of up to 14 guests may be made by calling each location at the numbers listed above. Reservations that are made may be subject to credit card for confirmation and cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance. A fee of $50 per guest will be charged for cancellations made less than 48 hours from reservation time or no-shows.

Haven Gastropub regular food and beverage menus can be found online at http://www.havengastropub.com/.

American Whiskey Tasting at Haven Gastropub in Orange | December 10th

Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2013 by Mona Shah

Haven Gastropub in Orange will be hosting an "American Whiskey Tasting" on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m. The tasting will include five American Whiskeys led by Chris Dion, spirits specialist for Young's Market. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the history of American whiskey, distilling and tasting notes.

American Whiskey Tasting Line-Up:
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
St. George Breaking & Entering
Blanton's Single Barrel
Angels Envy Rye
Hudson Four Grain

*Small appetizer plates are included throughout the tasting

Only 25 tickets are available for this event.
Tickets are $38 per guest + tax & gratuity, and are only available for purchase at Haven Gastropub in Orange.Haven Gastropub

190 S. Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866
p: 714.221.0680

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.