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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.

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Event - May 2 | Meet Dave Logsdon at Haven Orange

Posted Friday, April 26, 2013 by Mona Shah
On Thursday, May 2nd, we will be joined by a very special guest at Haven Gastropub in Orange. Dave Logsdon, the man behind Logsdon Farmhouse Ale, will be visiting us from Hood River, Oregon. At 6 p.m. that evening, we will be offering guests flights of select Logsdon beers and the opportunity to learn about our special guest's rich history in the industry. Dave Logsdon founded WYeast Laboratories in 1985, which became one of the top yeast companies in the world. He then went on to co-found Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, Oregon, where he served as brewmaster for 7 years before founding Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd, we'll offer flights (5 oz. each) of the following beers:

Seizoen Bretta (keg)
OAK-Aged Seizoen Bretta (keg)
Far West Vlaming (keg)
Kili Wit (bottles)
Seizoen (bottles)

We will have a limited number of flights, so it will be first come, first served. Once we are done pouring flights we will open up the beer on draught to 10 oz. pours for the remainder of the evening. Note: because we have an keg and a case of Seizon Bretta, guests will have the option to buy full bottles all night.

Stay tuned for news about food pairings for the event!

ON TAP: Stone Brewing Recent Releases | Haven Gastropub Orange | April 3rd

Posted Monday, April 01, 2013 by Mona Shah

On Wednesday, April 3rd, Haven Gastropub in Orange will feature a few of Stone Brewing's recent releases on tap.

Beginning at 4 p.m., come enjoy these 4 beers:

> Stone Old Guardian 2013

> Stone Old Guardian 2013 - Oak Smoked

> Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone Collaboration DayMan Coffee IPA (available in bottles too)

> Stone 15th Anniversary - Aged in Highland Scotch Barrels

We'll have 'em while we have 'em! Come early and often!

Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Beer Dinner and Tap Takeover at Haven Gastropub Orange | March 20

Posted Saturday, March 09, 2013 by Mona Shah

If you're a beer enthusiast at any level, you do not want to miss out on this special event at Haven Gastropub in Orange on Wednesday, March 20th at 6 p.m., when we host a six-course beer dinner with our friends at The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing! NOTE: dinner reservations for the special 6-course pairing must be made at least 24 hours in advance, but all 14 taps will be open to the public at 6 p.m.

Our Managing Partner/Beverage Director Wil Dee and Bar Manager Josh Cloud paid a visit to our friends at The Lost Abbey and were able to arrange an incredible line-up for a night featuring Lost Abbey and Port Brewing beers!

Executive Chef Greg Daniels and Chef de Cuisine Craig Brady will present six courses inspired by and paired with beers from Lost Abbey and Port Brewing. Menu below.  Dinner begins 6 p.m. and tickets are $98 per guest (does not include tax & gratuity).

Tickets may be purchased at Haven Gastropub Orange
or online through Brown Paper Tickets, while supplies last:
Seating is limited. Purchase yours early to avoid disappointment.

In conjunction with this dinner, at 6 p.m. on Weds, March 20th, all 14 draught handles will be pouring Lost Abbey/Port Brewing beers, including a few unique and rare selections. The line-up is as follows:

Lost Abbey Beers:
Cuvée de Tomme
Serpent Stout
Lost & Found
Judgement Day
Red Barn
Red Poppy
10 Commandments

Port Brewing Beers:
Hop 15
Hot Rocks
Dawn Patrol



Chopped Liver
chicken liver, red walnuts, walnut oil, clipped herbs, crusty bread
Hen Yolk Ravioli
spring vegetables, nettle purée, house cured lardo, herbs
Belly and Clams
pork belly, sunburst clams, coconutvelouté, fresno chili, cilantro
seared breast, fennel purée, frenchhorn mushrooms, pickled mustard seeds, cherry-mustard demi, nasturtium
Goat Shank
portola coffee braise, polentarobiola
Chocolate Tart
caramel gel, sea salt, irish coffee ice cream

Farms we sourced from:
Hidden Haven Farms (San Diego), Niman Ranch(Various locations), SweredowskiFarms (Bell Gardens), Future Foods Farm (Brea), Carlsbad Aquafarms(Carlsbad), Pitman Family Farms (CA) 

For more information or to purchase tickets to this limited engagement dinner, visit http://lostabbeyhaven.brownpapertickets.com/.

Ballast Point Brewing Total Tap Takeover | Haven Orange | Weds, Feb 6

Posted Tuesday, February 05, 2013 by Mona Shah
On Wednesday, February 6th at 6 p.m., Ballast Point Brewing will host a complete Tap Takeover at Haven Gastropub in Orange.  This is the first time that all 14 draught handles at Haven Gastropub will be pouring beer from a single brewery, and we're glad it's Ballast Point. These guys love what they do, and it shows. These guys are real beer lovers making real, good beer. The brewery will have reps on hand to discuss their beers and our Haven Orange Chef de Cuisine Craig Brady, will be featuring a few small plate items that will pair well with the beers.

This is a great lineup of beer, and short of going to the Ballast Point tasting room, you will not find these rare Ballast Point beers in one place.
Take a look:

1. Barmy Ale
2. Pescadero Pils
3. Steamboat Black Lager
4. Fathom IPL
5. Thai Chili Wahoo Wheat
6. Coedo / Ballast Point West to East IPA
7. Sculpin (Nitro)
8. Habanero Sculpin
9. Navigator
10. Tongue Buckler
11. Dorado DIPA
12. Three Sheets Brandy Barrel-Aged
13. Sextant Bourbon Barrel-Aged
14. Sea Monster

 Get it while we've got them on tap! 

Haven Brewing Brings on Veteran Brewer Brian Thorson

Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 by Mona Shah
Haven Brewing welcomes Head Brewer Brian Thorson to our team, based at Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena. Thorson, who has produced many acclaimed beers at noted Northern California craft breweries, Drake’s and Trumer Pils, will now oversee all production of Haven Brewing’s small-batch, house-crafted beers. Thorson will help define Haven Brewing’s core brand by working to create base beers as a reference point for all future brews. He will be focusing on a range of styles, with emphasis on sessionable beers.

"Haven Brewing’s unique set-up within a full-service restaurant really opens the door to so many ideas and possibilities,” commented Thorson, who resides in Arcadia with his family. “For the majority of my career, I’ve been punching out beers at production facilities, now I’ll be able to better see how beers go with the foods they are served with. I’m already inspired to try different things."

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.

“You've got to have those ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ brews every once in a while to keep the blood pumping and also keep you from going insane,” Thorson explained. “All of the barrel work kept me on my toes, but also allowed for a lot of creative flexibility. I was lucky enough to have a number of different projects going on, so I got to see a range of different beer scenarios at any given time.”

We are optimistic about Haven Brewing’s future with Brian at the helm. We have the utmost respect for Brian’s accomplishments and contributions to the world of craft beer – outside of Hopocalypse, he was responsible for the revamping of Drake’s Aroma Coma summer seasonal IPA in 2011. What makes a brewer like Brian so valuable is his passion for the craft, supported by his tremendous industry experience in dealing with crisis situations, like the hop contract changes a few years ago, and being able to be flexible and remain focused.

Haven Brewing currently has 12 house-produced beers in its catalog, led by the very first beer released in March 2012, "Hello World," an American Pale Ale (6.3% ABV). For more information, please visit www.havenbrewing.com.

Haven Brewing produces small-batch, house-crafted beers in Pasadena, CA. This is the first foray into brewing from haven collective, which includes Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena, Haven Gastropub in Orange, and taco asylum in Costa Mesa.

Haven Brewing is housed inside Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, a unique concept where “pub meets gourmet grub.” Gastropub, a British term blending gastronomy and pub, sprouted in the 1990s and has seen a revival as the idea behind the concept was to provide a place where friends and family could gather in a warm comfortable setting and enjoy good conversation with quality food and spirited libations. Haven boasts a selection of more than 100 bottled craft beers and an expansive selection of beers on draught, including its own house-produced brews. In addition, Haven serves more than 50 specialty single-malt whiskeys, scotches and bourbons; and a worldly wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass. Almost every dish on the menu has a beer or wine pairing suggestion.

The menu, created by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Executive Chef/Partner Greg Daniels, offers a blend of old world European fare with a modern American twist. The result is a refreshing combination of treasured dishes from around the world fused with familiar stateside staples.

Tours for Haven Brewing can be arranged in advance. Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena open daily.  Walk-ins welcome for dining. For more information, including address and phone number, visit http://www.havenbrewing.com.

haven collective to keep local business alive in Old Towne Orange with rebirth of Provisions

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Mona Shah
Known for showcasing the finest in craft beer, haven collective, owners of Haven Gastropub in Old Towne Orange, has announced that it will keep the spirit of The Bruery Provisions alive with the opening of Provisions next month (143 N. Glassell Street, Orange). The tasting room, bottle shop and specialty market, once owned by OC-based The Bruery, closed earlier this month after more than two years of business, and has been placed in the caring hands of the haven collective team. Provisions, as it will now be called, will continue to operate as a space where guests will be able to enjoy great craft beer and craft eats.

“The Bruery Founder Patrick Rue and his team are friends of ours – they came and strengthened our confidence in the future of craft beer in Orange County when they opened Provisions shortly after we opened Haven Gastropub,” commented Wil Dee, Beverage Director of Haven Gastropub, and Partner in haven collective, alongside Chef Greg Daniels and Ace Patel. “Provisions is about community and togetherness – it’s about sharing a great appreciation for beer; and we want to help carry on the vision that was started a few years ago.”

Provisions will continue to feature craft beers on tap with a rotating tap list that will complement those of its neighboring Haven Gastropub, and will feature a deeper selection of wine, for both in-house consumption and retail purchase. Executive Chef Greg Daniels will oversee the culinary aspect of the operation, with emphasis on great cheeses, charcuterie, fresh breads, deli sandwiches and an expanded prepared food selection.

“The goal is to create a true ‘provisions’ location, where anyone can walk in and pick up a few items needed to create a proper meal,” explained Chef Daniels, who oversees the kitchen at Haven Gastropub in Orange. “There will be a few more surprises to look forward to – we hope to make the most of this great space.”

Opening date and hours for Provisions have not been determined at this time. Please direct all media inquiries for any haven collective brands to Mona Shah-Anderson at mona@havencollective.com.

Partners Greg Daniels, Wil Dee and Ace Patel formed haven collective in 2009, when they opened the doors to their first restaurant, Haven Gastropub, in the heart of Historic Old Towne Orange. In early 2011, they opened their second eatery, taco asylum, at The CAMP in Costa Mesa. Later that same year, they opened their third restaurant, Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Old Pasadena, and more than a year later, they come full circle to open Provisions, a tasting room and specialty market in Old Towne Orange.

Find more information on haven collective’s Haven Gastropub restaurants at www.havengastropub.com and on taco asylum at www.tacoasylum.com.