Haven Gastropub +Brewery opens second location in Pasadena

Debuting in Orange, CA in 2009, Haven Gastropub was well received by OC Weekly and the Orange County Register. Drinks from pre-Prohibition cocktails and a curated global wine and beer list of over 100+ bottles, 52 taps, four of the brewery’s own special beers, four cask ales, and eight wine varietals served by the keg complimented chef Greg Daniels’ gourmet comfort foods. Now, they bring the concept to Pasadena with the official opening on December 15. 42 De Lacey Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105.

Photo: Haven Gastropub in Orange, CA
Photography provided by Haven Gastropub


Enegren Brewing Company: the definition of American nanobrewery


These boys do more than just throw their hands up in the air. Enegren Brewing Company based in Moorpark, CA is a nanobrewery created by three guys, all under the age of 30: brothers Chris Enegren, Matthew Enegren (pictured on the left) and friend Joe Nascenzi (pictured on the right). In fact, they are so small that they were able to brew a batch of beer with hops they grew in a communal garden in Santa Monica. We got together with little brother Matthew Enegren during brew day to discuss how they got started, high tech brewing and their day jobs. Read More


Coffee industry expected to rise over the next 5 years

According to IBISWorld, an independent market researcher, coffee bean prices are expected to drop and produce a growth in the industry for the next five years. But not just from coffee bean prices, average disposable incomes are also supposed to increase slightly. Put mo’ money with mo’ coffee together, and you get a lot more cups of joe being consumed. Read More

Alaska Airlines and Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance’s connoisseur collaboration

Fee waivers at over 70 Walla Walla wineries tastings and baggage handling fees waived on your first case of checked-in wine through Alaska Airlines and Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance‘s Taste and Tote collaboration offering. Offer starts today, tickets must be purchased by December 5 and can be used for travel between December 8 and March 7, 2012. Complete terms and conditions available at Alaska Airlines or by calling 800-252-7522.

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America’s most visited shopping malls, 90’s pop band Hanson to launch own brand of beer

Photo: inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN

Pizza Port Carlsbad’s Strong Ale Festival, Beer Chicks go to Ladyface Ale

beer iconGreat American Beer Festival reigning champion, Pizza Port Carlsbad is hosting “The 15th Strong Ale Festival,” where all 80 beers being poured will be over 8% ABV. The two day festival will go from 4 PM – 11 PM on Friday, December 2 and from 11 AM – 11 PM on Saturday, December 3. The event will also debut the 15th Anniversary Ale blended from beers made at all four Pizza Port locations. The admission of $30 includes tasting glass with eight taster tickets for four oz. pours. Tickets available at the door, call 760-720-7007 for additional information. 571 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, California 92008.

Just for the ladies, on Monday, December 5 at 6 PM, Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, the Beer Chicks, will be appearing at Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA. The authors of The Naked Pint-An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer will be featured for the “Ladies at Ladyface” event. The topic this month is holiday beers and Ladyface’s newest winter seasonal. Attendees are encouraged to bring a wrapped bottle for gift exchange. 29281 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301.