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Pliny the Younger Release at Haven Gastropub in Orange ~ Feb 24th

Posted Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Mona Shah
Beer lovers can rejoice – every year, Russian River Brewing Co. releases their Pliny the Younger, and this pub-draft only, VERY limited distribution beer is available in February at select locations, including Haven Gastropub in Old Towne Orange!  Yes, and when we have this 10.5% ABV Pliny the Younger, we'll also have Pliny the Elder on tap!

Here's how it will go down:
Monday, February 24 @ 11 a.m. >> Haven Gastropub in Old Towne Orange
190 South Glassell St., Old Towne Orange, CA 92866. 714-221-0680

Pliny the Younger will be poured on a first come, first served basis.  If there is a line, we will give tickets to the line just before 11 a.m. for the purchase of an 8oz glass of Pliny the Younger.  The cost of Pliny the Younger will be $8.

ABOUT: Pliny the Younger
Triple India Pale Ale

Pliny the Younger, the man, was Pliny the Elder’s nephew and adopted son. They lived nearly 2,000 years ago! Pliny the Elder is our Double IPA, so we felt it was fitting to name our Triple IPA after his son. It is almost a true Triple IPA with triple the amount of hops as a regular I.P.A. That said, it is extremely difficult, time and space consuming, and very expensive to make. And that is why we don’t make it more often! This beer is very full-bodied with tons of hop character in the nose and throughout. It is also deceptively well-balanced and smooth.

Dinner With The Brewer | Haven Brewing's Brian Thorson Hosts 10 Guests

Posted Wednesday, February 05, 2014 by Mona Shah
Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena will host a special dinner on Tuesday, February 11th at 7 p.m. to celebrate the release of Haven Brewing's wheat wine, Dream of Wheat. Guests will enjoy an intimate family-style menu as well as a flight of Haven Brewing beers and a full glass of Dream of Wheat. Head Brewer, Brian Thorson will be on hand to answer any questions and share with guests about Haven Brewing's newest ventures.

Housemade spicy pork sausage, market beans, market greens, mustard
Fried chicken, frisée, pears, pancetta, pecorino, herbs
Housemade doughnuts with assorted sauces and garnishes

Tuesday, February 11th at 7 PM
Dinner with the Brewer - $30

The dinner will be held in our Private Dining Room, so space is limited to 10 guests.
For reservations, please call: 626.768.9555

Dream of Wheat
Style: Wheat Wine
ABV: 10.8%
Color: Dark Copper
Quick Descriptor: Assertively hoppy, yet finishes smooth
Aroma: Slight spicy, herbal, with a strong malt backbone
Body/Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation for a lively effervescence, followed by a lingering bitterness
Appearance: Dark copper, unfiltered, but fairly clear
Release Date: 1-17-14

Haven Gastropub +Brewery
42 S. De Lacey Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

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!

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!


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.



Celebrating American Craft Beers!

Posted Sunday, May 12, 2013 by Mona Shah

No Red States or Blue States. Only Brew States.

American Craft Beer Week is NOT a political celebration, but it's definitely more than just a good party! This week is really about raising our glass in appreciation of great brews we are proud to drink and serve. What's so exciting is that American Craft Beer Week will be celebrated with events in all 50 states, making it the largest-ever celebration of U.S. craft brewers! From May 13-19, new beer lovers and seasoned enthusiasts are invited to explore American craft beers -- find your favorite IPA, amber, stout—or anything in-between—to honor the more than 1,700 small and independent craft brewers responsible for the American craft beer scene.

Haven Gastropub Managing Partner & Beverage Director, Wil Dee, oversees a great beer program filled with American craft beers on tap and in the bottle. This week, we'll be sharing some of our featured beers at Haven Gastropub in Orange HERE, Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena HERE, and taco asylum in Costa Mesa HERE.