BEER BRUNCH with PLINY THE YOUNGER | Sunday, February 22nd

Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Mona Shah

Haven Gastropub | Old Towne Orange | Sunday, February 22nd | 9 AM

All of us Craft Beer Enthusiasts rejoice when Russian River Brewing Co. releases Pliny the Younger once every year. This VERY limited distribution beer is only available at select locations -- and this year, we are very excited to announce that Haven Gastropub in Orange will, once again, feature Pliny the Younger. **Learn how to win a spot at the front of the line at the bottom of this email**

On Sunday, February 22nd at 9 AM, it will be available both by itself, or with a flight of other Russian River beers to go with our brunch menu (yes, we serve breakfast/brunch at 9 AM every weekend, if you didn't know).

We'll have Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig on tap, and are working to confirm a few surprises too. You'll be able to get a 5oz pour of each of four beers in a tasting flight. We should have plenty of Pliny the Elder to serve full pours throughout the day, but Pliny the Younger will ONLY be available in the flight, and will be limited to one per person. As with every weekend Beer Brunch, we will still have the $3 craft beer on tap as well from 9-11 AM.

Beer Flights with 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 9 a.m. for the purchase of a beer flight.


You can win one of 10 spots at the front of our line! Yep, there's always a line, and since our Pliny the Younger event is being held on a Sunday this year, we expect there to be a lot of you coming out. With that said, we're hosting 10 contests up until the big day on February 22nd! These are on Instagram and you must follow us at @havengastropub to enter! Good luck!

ABOUT: Russian River 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 Russian River's Double IPA, so they felt it was fitting to name their Triple IPA after his son. It is almost a true Triple IPA with triple the amount of hops as a regular IPA. That said, it is extremely difficult, time and space consuming, and very expensive to make. And that is why they 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. Need a taste? We'll see you on February 22nd.

Epic Brewing at Haven Gastropub | Tuesday, December 23rd

Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Mona Shah

We are proud to present an evening with Epic Brewing at Haven Gastropub this Tuesday, December 23rd. The Epic team describes themselves as "beer geeks, foodies and epic adventure junkies," and they share our passion for making and drinking fine ales and lagers.

Join us this Tuesday at 6 p.m., when we'll have the following Epic beers on tap:

Blue Ski Lager
Santa Cruz Brown Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Specialty Ale
Hopulent IPA on Nitro
Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale Collab with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

We'll be giving away Epic Brewing logo'd pint glasses to the first guests to order at 6 p.m., so come early!

New Year's Eve Haven - Ring in twentyFIFTEEN

Posted Thursday, December 04, 2014 by Mona Shah

Those looking for a “haven” in which to make their New Year’s resolutions are welcome to join us on Wednesday, December 31st at Haven Gastropub in Old Towne Orange!


We'll be offering the option of a Chef's prix-fixe menu, for those interested, for $45 per guest (not including beverages, tax, or gratuity) and beer pairings or wine pairings can be added for $15 per guest:


course 1
Frisee Salad - apple, st. agur, red walnuts, truffle vinaigrette
Roasted Pumpkin Soup - butternut squash pearls, chestnut crema, pumpkin seed oil

course 2
Petite Wellington
truffled pommes robuchon, sauce choron
Baquetta Bass
laughing bird shrimp risotto, fennel, herb salad

course 3
Choice of:
Chocolate Mousse
passion fruit curd, whipped mascarpone, hazelnut crumble
Hibiscus and Port Wine Poached Pear
chai creme anglaise, brioche

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

Haven Gastropub 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 hours, address, and menus can be found online at havengastropub.com.

Haven Holiday Gift Card Bonus: Complimentary Rewards Card With Purchase!

Posted Saturday, November 29, 2014 by Mona Shah

Looking for that perfect holiday gift?

Your search may be over: Haven offers Gift Cards with an added bonus!

From Black Friday through Wednesday, December 24th, receive a $20 Rewards Card for every $100 worth of gift card purchases OR get THREE $20 Rewards Cards for every $250 worth of gift card purchases. If you're looking for a killer Gift Card bonus, this is it!
Rewards Cards are not standard Gift Cards, and are only valid through March 31, 2015.

Available for purchase at Haven Gastropub in Old Towne Orange!


Posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Mona Shah



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On Wednesday, November 19th at 6 PM, Haven Gastropub will be hosting a Harvest Barrel Aged Beer Dinner with our friends at Avery Brewing Company. We will be joined by Avery Barrel Brewers Andrew Parker & Thomas Ledder, who will speak about each beer paired with a menu created by Haven Chef de Cuisine Craig Brady.

Rufus Corvus
Crispy Rocky Mountain Oyster Rillettes

red wine mustard


Suckling Pig Porchetta

chestnut filled, pickled apple, date puree


Colorado Lamb Stew

winter spice, kuri squash, pearl onion, puff pastry

Black Eye

Roasted Squab

cherry, root veg, squab reduction

Momi Hiwa
Chocolate Ganache

black tuesday, passion fruit curd, macadamia nut, coconut sorbet

Seating is limited, so if you don't want to avoid disappointment later, get them for $75 now on BrownPaperTickets.com. Tax & gratuity is not included in the price, and you must bring a form of payment on the evening of the event.

5 Year Anniversary ~ Thursday, September 4, 2014

Posted Monday, August 25, 2014 by Mona Shah


Thursday, September 4th, marks Haven Gastropub's 5-year anniversary! We still remember our opening day vividly - amidst a half million guests in town for Orange International Street Fair 2009! Within minutes, we were 3-deep at the bar and since that day, the ride has only gotten better.

To celebrate on our exact anniversary of opening, we'll be opening early at 10 AM and presenting what is no doubt one of our most impressive line-up of craft beers on tap to date, along with specials throughout the day.

We will be tapping the following beers throughout the day, so keep an eye on our Facebook page HERE to stay apprised of when your favorites will be available:

2009 Paradox Smokehead - BrewDog
2010 Devine Rebel - BrewDog / Mikkeller
Mixtape Vo. 6 - Stone Brewing Co.
2009 - Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
Bang Bang - Stone Brewing
The Beast Grand Cru - Avery Brewing Company
Dark Pumpkin Sour - Almanac Beer Co.
Heirloom Pumpkin - Almanac Beer Co.
Mach 10 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Dr. Strange Matter - Bottle Logic and Iron Fist
Pliny the Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
Blind Pig - Russian River Brewing Company
Melrose - Beachwood BBQ and Brewing
Tovarish - Beachwood BBQ and Brewing
Naughty Sauce (Nitro) - Noble Ale Works
Cinnamon Roast Crunch (Nitro) - Noble Ale Works
Barrel 2 – Noble Ale Works
Shinook Showers – Noble Ale Works
Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey
The Angel's Share Grand Cru - The Lost Abbey
The Blacker the Berry (Nitro) - Tustin Brewing Co.
Not Normal - Highland Park Brewing Co.

At 10 AM, we’ll be offering the following flights (while they last):

Flight of 2 Beers:
Sink The Bismarck (Quadruple IPA - 41 % ABV)
Tactical Nuclear Penguin (Imperial Stout - 32 % ABV)

BrewDog Paradox
Flight of 4 Whisky Beers: Speyside (Batch 010), Islay (Batch 008), Glen Grant (Batch 003), and Port Dundas (Batch 013)

Sam Adams Utopias
Flight of 3 Limited Edition Beers: 2011, 2012 (10-Year Anniversary) and 2013

Cascade Brewing
Flight of 6 Sours: Strawberry, The Vine, Noyaux, Kriek, Sang Royal, and Apricot

The Bruery
Flight of 3 Beers: Black Tuesday, Bottleworks XII, The Wanderer

Our Chefs will be offering the following specials from the kitchen:

10-11 AM
Haven Burger + Dr. Strange Matter = $10
*Enjoy our noted Haven Burger, served a la carte, with Dr. Strange Matter, a collaboration for the OC Brew Ha Ha from Bottle Logic and Iron Fist, for only $10!

3-4 PM
Suckling Pig Street Tacos + Blind Pig = $10
*Our Chefs will be roasting a whole Suckling Pig for the occasion and we’ll be serving it up in the form of Street Tacos! Enjoy 2 tacos and Blind Pig by Russian River for only $10! We’ll also be tapping Pliny the Elder at this time, so you have a great excuse to leave work early!

Make plans now -- this is an all-day celebration you do not want to miss.

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An Evening with Bottle Logic Brewing ~ Tuesday, August 19th

Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Mona Shah
On Tuesday, August 19th, we'll be hosting a very special evening with our friends at Anaheim's Bottle Logic Brewing. Beginning at 6 p.m., we'll have the following craft beers from Bottle Logic taking over all 14 taps at Haven Gastropub:

Tattered Prince
Mother Heifer
Recursion 3.0
Clock Weisse
Counter Clock Weisse
She Shot First
Leche Mole
Double Actuator
Toasted in Tahiti
Green Jade
Special Cask - to be revealed

All of us at Haven are big fans of Bottle Logic. Their commitment to excellence and passion for craft beer is what makes them great. This event will allow you to experience unique flavor combinations and techniques, and the Bottle Logic team will be on hand to share a beer with you!

Come early! First come, first served!
#craftbeer #bottlelogic #havengastropub

Wild Night with The Bruery - June 9th

Posted Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Mona Shah
Looking for a little something wild? Are you an adventurous eater? Rare beer lover? Do you want to have a good time? Are you looking to be the envy of your friends?

On June 9th at 6 p.m., Haven Gastropub in Orange would be honored to have you attend:

4 wild courses, 4 wild ales

4 rare beers from The Bruery, paired with 4 dishes crafted in the Haven Gastropub kitchen.
CEO and Founder of The Bruery, Patrick Rue, will be on hand to discuss the rare beers you will be tasting.
Executive Chef Greg Daniels and Chef de Cuisine Craig Brady, will be discussing the menu, and the process of pairing wild ales with food.
Full menu TBA, with a focus on wild foods: game, fowl, seafood, vegetables

$65 per person
Vegetarian menu available

Beers being poured (pairings will be announced with menu):

> Sans Pagaie - Sour Blonde aged in oak with cherries

> Melange #1 - Blend of Black Tuesday & young Oude Tart

> Tart of Darkness - Dark Sour Stout aged in oak barrels previously housing Black Tuesday

> Bottleworks XII - Berliner Weiss/Imperial Witbier with Raspberries

> The Wanderer - Dark Sour Ale aged in barrels with blackberries and bing cherries

> Sour in the Rye with Kumquat - Rye-based Sour Ale aged in oak with kumquats

> As an added bonus, we will be pouring a firkin (cask ale) blended especially for the evening:
Anniversary Ale & Oude Tart blend with quince chutney


Just to make things a little more "wild," we plan to pour a little BLACK TUESDAY, one of the most coveted beers from The Bruery, as an after dinner treat. We know it isn't a "wild ale," but we think you deserve it anyway!

We expect this event to sell out, so get your tickets now, to avoid missing out: