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Easter at The Haven

Come along to The Haven this Weekend for a great Easter celebration.
Our piper, Elias, performs on Friday night for Kilt Night 8pm-10pm.
Food specials abound! : We have Hot Crossed Buns all weekend, Scottish Sea Trout special, Lamb specials all weekend, Deep Fried Cadbury’s Easter Eggs and Tunnock’s Snowballs!
Tennent’s brand new Whisky Cask Ale launches (again we are the first bar in America to get it!),
Not to mention our walls are festooned with Easter friendly artwork of SHEEP by Brendan Killian!
The Haven really is THE place to be this holiday weekend.
Then take a look on MONDAY for our TARTAN WEEK celebrations……

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Haven Scottish Sweet Stout – sneak preview

The Haven launches a limited edition craft beer by Notch brewer Chris Lohring this April. However we are going to get a sneak peak this Friday just in time for St Patrick’s Day!
Below is a little bit of what all the fuss isgoing to be about..
The Haven Scottish Sweet Stout
Scottish Sweet Stouts are diverse as you can imagine, from high alcohol boozers to those so low in alcohol they were given to children as nourishment (and maybe to encourage quiet time). But they all have one thing in common that sets them apart from the ubiquitous dry Irish stouts in Boston, they tend to be on the sweeter side.


The Haven Stout is modeled after many of the Scottish Stouts between the wars (WWI and WWII). They were of moderate alcohol (around 4% ABV) and well suited for a long session at the pub. And although they finish with a bit of sweetness on the tongue, they are dry compared to some of the modern day sugar bombs put out by US craft brewers. As I find myself often saying, it’s all relative in brewing these days.
The Haven Stout’s sweetness comes from Milk Sugar (Lactose) that is added to the boil on brewday, and yes, if you a lactose intolerant, you should take caution. This lactose is not fermentable by brewer’s yeast, so it provides a bit of mouthfeel to the beer as well. The beer is also brewed with a hefty addition of oats to provide a silky texture and a proud, long lasting head. And as a final touch, we used a nitrogen/ carbon dioxide blend to give the beer a its bubbles and provide a soft, delicate mouthfeel.
Overall, the Haven Sweet Stout is an infinitely drinkable beer that pairs wonderfully with Scottish cuisine and a welcome alternative on St Pat’s Day and beyond.
Style: Sweet Scottish Stout (aka Milk Stout)
Malt: British Pale, Amber, Crystal, Chocolate, Black, Oats
Sugar: Lactose
Hops: Whitbread Goldings Variety
Yeast: British Ale
ABV: 4.1%

Boston Celebrates Three Scottish Holidays At The Hub’s only Scottish Restaurant

St. Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay, and Robert Burns Suppers takes New Englanders to Edinburgh

BOSTON, MA—The Haven, Boston’s only Scottish pub and restaurant, will celebrate three traditional
Scottish holidays now through late January.

“For me, celebrating Scottish holidays brings some of my homeland to Boston,” says Jason Waddleton, Owner of The Haven. “For Bostonians, I find people like celebrating new holidays and traditions, doing something different than what they do every year with Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve. It’s a fun way to spice up the season with some new traditions and different customs. I love being able to tie together Scottish culture, cuisine, and entertainment all in each of these nights.”
November: St. Andrew’s Day ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Andrew’s_Day ) is today, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, celebrating the patron saint of Scotland and an official bank holiday in Scotland. Chef Terri Montilio has put together a few of her magical new menu items: Mussels in Kelpie Seaweed Ale, Venison Sassitch and mash, a special/secret cask from the Williams brothers in Scotland. Plus, music from the highlands and lowlands with Big Country, Simple Minds, Billy Connolly, and Andy Stewart, with Teenage Fanclub thrown in for good measure. Reservations can be made at http://thehavenjp.com/reservations .

December: Hogmanay ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogmanay ) is the Scot’s word for last day of the year and so it will be celebrated on Saturday, December 31st, 2011. The New Year’s Eve event features a three-course prix fixe menu, champagne toast, and live music. The evening will end with a fireball ceremony, which traditionally takes place in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire on New Year’s Eve. You can view last New Year’s Haven fireballs ceremony at http://youtu.be/cHwZ_9l4CL8 .

The three-course prix fixe menu is $50 per person.

Reservations can be made here

January: The Burns Suppers

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_supper) in late January, has celebrated Scotland’s national poet and lyricist Robert Burns for the last 200 years.

The Haven’s January 2011 Burns Suppers sold out and became a signature event for the restaurant.

In 2012, from Monday, January 23rd thru Wednesday, January 25th, The Haven’s guests will receive a full four-course dinner, a Scottish craft beer sampler, readings of Robert Burns’ poetry (http://www.robertburns.org ), live music with piper James Costello, songs from Burns by Scotland’s Kirstin Cairns, and Scottish country dancing from the Boston Highlanders dance troupe (http://www.highlanddanceboston.org ).

You can view last year’s fireballs ceremony at http://youtu.be/cHwZ_9l4CL8 .

The cost is $65 per person and tickets go on sale on Monday January 2nd at 10am

The Haven is located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood, four miles southwest of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is easy to reach from the MBTA’s Orange Line at Stony Brook station or by the 39 bus from Back Bay Station along Huntington Avenue. Depart the bus at South Huntington Avenue and Perkins Street.

Media Resources

To download a logo and 300 dpi images of Owner Jason Waddleton, interior and exterior photos, 9 photos of dishes at The Haven, and earlier press releases visit http://thehavenjp.com/media-resources .

About The Haven

The Haven opened in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood at 2 Perkins Street in the spring of 2010, featuring traditional Scottish cuisine and drink. The pub, located in Hyde Square, also features Scottish-themed events, trivia nights, music, and movies. Owner Jason Waddleton and Chef Terri Montilio have received positive reviews in Boston magazine, The Improper Bostonian, Stuff magazine, and Zagat. The Haven was also rated #1 Neighborhood Gem for 2011 by Open Table users and Best New Restaurant for 2011 in Citysearch. For more information, visit http://www.thehavenjp.com

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