The Haven Independence Referendum

Breaking the golden rule of keeping politics out of the bar The Haven is encouraging it over the next few days with its own ballot box! We want to know what JP thinks about Independence for Scotland.
Stop by and cast your vote “Aye” or “Nae” Should  Scotland  be an Independent nation?
We will be revealing The Haven results this Thursday, the day of the vote, at 6pm.

The actual referendum takes place on Thursday September 18th and voting ends at 10pm (GMT). We are streaming BBC Scotland on the big screen all day long and throughout the evening. All votes are expected to be counted by 1am, so stick with us into the night.
Come and share in this historic moment with Haven food and drink specials aplenty.
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Tartan Week April 1-6th @ The Haven

Make your reservations now as this is sure to be a busy week at The Haven as we celebrate Tartan Week April 2nd-6th.
We have a few great events taking place during the week, from a Sean Connery Movie Series to a Tartan Brunch, it all promises to be a lot of fun as we focus on all things Scottish (for a change).

conneryThe Haven is hosting a week-long SEAN CONNERY FILM FESTIVAL April 2nd-6th.
Each night we feature a Connery movie at 9pm. This is the perfect way to take
advantage of our new Burger/Beer $15 deal from 9pm too!

Tuesday –       Highlander
Wednesday – Macbeth
Thursday –     The Man Who Would Be King
Friday –          The Rock
Saturday –     Goldfinger
Sunday –        Marnie

TARTAN BRUNCH – SATURDAY 5th, 11am
Meet up at Jamaica Pond Boathouse at 11am on Saturday 5th April to enjoy a Kilt Walk! Dress in Scottish attire and enjoy a spring walk from the Pond to The Haven for a Tartan brunch. Every participant will be entered into a raffle and stands the chance to win some great prizes. All monies raised will be going to the Scot’s Charitable Society.

SCOTTISH BEER TASTING – THURSDAY 4th, 6pm – 9pm

Work your way around Scotland with our interactive guide to Scottish Beer. We will be offering 3 for $10 Beer tastings from Brewdog, Williams Brothers, Orkney Brewery and Innis & Gunn. Bar snacks will be provided!

KILT NIGHT – FRIDAY 4th, 9pm
Every Friday at The Haven is Kilt night, we offer the opportunity to wear something plaid or tartan. This week at 9pm we have Elias performing on Bagpipe and Guitar/Vocals which is always a treat. make your reservation for Friday as it is sure to sell out fast.

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Hogmanay at The Haven

The Haven offers up the perfect answer to what to do, where to go for New Year’s Eve this year. We will be celebrating Hogmanay (the Scottish word for New Year’s Eve) in Scottish time, at 7pm with a live broadcast of the countdown on the BBC. (That’s Big Ben for those in the know!)
Combined with a sumptuous 3-course prix-fixe menu, champagne toast and plenty of bagpipe music this event is the perfect way to see in the New Year and be in bed by 10pm!
Great for those with youngsters or those that want to party early!
Family pricing is available with a kids menu also on offer.
The later seating, 9pm, offers up the same food/drink options but with a piper and Scottish Session from Elias Alexander, The Haven house piper.

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Game of Thrones Night-Tues7th7pm

The Haven will transform into a Medieval Ale House this Tuesday Oct 7th for the Ommegang release of its latest and greatest Game of Thrones beer. Valar Morghulis is a lip smacking Belgian Abbey Dubbel. We are pairing this magnificent brew with Medieval fare at The Haven. Expect Boar Sausage, Scotch Eggs, Haggis on Toast, Pine Spruce Shortbread.
Fire & Blood (the first Game of Thrones beer) will also be on tap.
Let the games begin.
Tuesday October 7th, 7pm
Contact thehavenjp.com for reservations

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Scottish Beer Spotlight Innis and Gunn Rum Cask

Brewer – Innis and Gunn
6.8% ABV
The Rum Aged is matured over oak heartwood infused with specially selected rums, its spicy, full-bodied qualities make it a lively sparring partner for a round or two.

Like its Original elder brother, Rum Aged also won a prestigious Grand Gold at the Monde Selection Awards in 2012, having previously secured gold medals over three consecutive years.

TASTING NOTES
Color: Ruby red
Smell: Lots of fruit and mulled spice
Taste: Surprisingly light. Soft fruits and rich malt with aromatic spiciness from the rum.
Finish: Warming and mellow

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The Haven Referendum Result

The Haven held its own referendum amongst the patrons in the run up to Scotland’s official referendum on Independence on Thursday 18th. As chief returning officer for Jamaica Plain, MA USA, we do declare the following result – AYE 566 NAE 174 A full house watched coverage of the referendum as we welcomed folk from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and all over the rest of Scotland: Scots and Bostonians mixed in a most convivial fashion. There was intense media focus on proceedings throughout the week- view the coverage on our Facebook page . Scottish Independence Debate Finds Haven in Jamaica Plain from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

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Beer Spotlight: Red MacGregor

Brewer – Orkney Brewery
Red Macgregor is a unique beer: delicate and sophisticated yet the robust cask conditioned version of this beer was the first Scottish beer to win the BIIA World Cask Beer Gold Medal.

On the nose, this ruby-red beer is delicate, floral and fruity, with notes of violets, cherries, toffee and caramel.

On the palate, the fruits combine with a juicy malt character and hints of toasted malt, with a biscuit malt and spicy hop finish.

Appearance
A brilliant ruby-red colour, with a smooth white head
Aroma
Delicious perfumed, floral, lychee aromas from Cascade hops, including notes of violets and rose-water, with hints of spiciness and of toasted malts
Palate
Rich hop fruits, summer berries, lychees, toffee sweetness and toasted malt, giving way to a clean, dry, refreshing, floral hop bitterness

Key Ingredients
Crystal and chocolate malt give this beer its distinctive ruby-red colour, and its backbone of toasted malt flavour; Cascade hops, rarely found in darker beers, give the floral, perfumed fruitiness

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Beer Spotlight – Traquair House Jacobite

Brewer Traquair House
TRAQUAIR Jacobite Ale
ABV 8% (Bottled)
Brewed to celebrate the anniversary of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion the ale proved to be so popular it has become a permanent addition to the range. Based on an eighteenth century recipe the ale is spiced with coriander which gives a remarkably fresh aftertaste.

Awards

Ratebeer Overall rating: 99
Beer Advocate: Current ranking 20th best beer in UK
Top 50 World Beers – International Beer Competition 2006 and 2007
What The Experts Say: “A rich warm biscuity aroma balanced by hops and a herbal note from the coriander. A bittersweet finish with hints of chocolate, winey fruit and coriander” Roger Protz The Guardian

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Beer Spotlight – 5am Saint

BREWERY – Brewdog
Beer – 5 am Saint
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Start the car. The lights are about to turn amber.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Past the alley where thieves and pimps sell corporate brews and good men soak it up like vermin, blissful in their ignorance. Past the jackhammers who want their three and a half percent. Keep going. Towards that golden orb, the size of Zeus’s ass, that hovers over this crazy town.
Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink amber, and run like a bastard towards that saintly light.

ABV:5% OG:1048 IBU’s:25
Malts:Maris Otter, Caramalt, Munich Malt, Crystal and dark crystal malts
Hops:Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo
Dry Hops: Simcoe, cascade, centennial. ahtanum, Nelson Sauvin
Twist:Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops

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European Qualifiers Sunday 2.45pm

The Euro 2016 qualifying campaign gets underway with the reigning World Champions Germany playing their first competitive game against staunch opposition in the shape of SCOTLAND!
This Sunday 7 September 2.45pm.
Start  the afternoon off with a Haven brunch and then  settle in for the game.
For every goal Scotland goal there will be a free Deep Fried Mars Bar.
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Beer Spotlight Scottish Session

Brewed by Williams Brothers
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden Ale is a popular style of pub ale, drunk as refreshment whilst blethering to pals or singing along in the pub. With light, fresh hoppy aromas, a soft, malty texture and creamy finish, Session slips down like fresh Scottish air!
Tasting Notes
Pours amber like a decent lager. Aroma of orange, marmalade, hay, light spice. Taste is well balanced with a slight tart, spiced orange finish due to the citrus. Easy to drink with gentle carbonation and nice mouthfeel. Orange becomes more prevelant as you get down the glass.

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Labor Day Weekend

The Haven is open today for a last hurrah of summer!
To celebrate we are offering up our award winning Burger with a pint of Notch for the princely sum of $15.
Come and partake in the neighborhood’s Best Burger and a pint and spread the word to any newcomers in the neighborhood.
We are also open this evening with the same offer!

Winner of numerous awards and a fan favorite. The secret is in the way the server winks at the customer when presenting it.

Winner of numerous awards and a fan favorite.

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