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Craft Beer Orange County

Chapman Old Towne Fest (Drink of the Week)

Thankfully, all was not lost when Haven Gastropub + Brewery closed in Pasadena to end 2013. Co-founder Wil Dee returned to the friendly confines of Old Towne Orange, home to the original Haven Gastropub...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Haven Brewing Beer Flight (Drink of the Week) [CLOSED]

When Wil Dee, Ace Patel and chef Greg Daniels expanded on the success of their Old Towne Orange gastropub with an even bigger Haven Gastropub (and house-brewed beer) in Old Pasadena, the trio was...
Brewery Pasadena

Haven x2

The infamous L.A. Beer Blogger group recently invaded Pasadena and Haven Brewing (part of the sprawling Haven Collective) to listen to Brian Thorson, the new-ish brewer, give the 411 on the brewing operation and...
Brewers Bay Area

Interview: head brewer Brian Thorson (Drake’s Brewing)

Brian Thorson, the head brewer from Drake’s Brewing, recently traveled from San Leandro to help promote his beers at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood. The Bay Area native previously worked for Harpoon Brewing in...