Moody Tongue Brewing Company Enters the Bay Area in November


Chicago, IL — Moody Tongue Brewery, the Chicago-based culinary brewery, continues to expand its national reach to culinary-focused markets as it officially launches in the San Francisco Bay Area this November, providing residents with a chance to get their hands on the highly acclaimed chef-driven beers.

Moody Tongue uses a chef’s mindset to highlight the flavors and aromatics in its beers by sourcing the highest quality ingredients, understanding how best to handle the ingredients, and knowing when during the brewing process to incorporate them. Since opening in 2014, Moody Tongue has been a driving force in introducing culinary brewing to America through crafting a variety of food-forward, stylistic beers.

Moody Tongue entering the San Francisco Bay Area marks a return for Founder and Brewmaster Jared Rouben, as he first began his culinary career in the kitchen at Michelin-starred restaurant Martini House in Napa, California before it closed in 2010. Rouben looks forward to entering one of America’s most beloved drinking and dining destinations, explaining, “San Francisco is one of the most exciting markets in the restaurant industry, and we’re eager to have Moody Tongue play a role in those culinary experiences. We’re not only looking forward to showing how well Moody Tongue pairs with foods, but also how we showcase flavors and aromatics within the beers themselves.”

Currently in its soft launch phase, Moody Tongue is available at select retailers such as Berkeley Bowl West, La Riviera Market, and Alchemy Bottle Shop as well as restaurants including The Beer Hall, Imperiale Beer Café, and the Albany Taproom. Following Brewmaster Jared Rouben’s visit with local chefs and restaurants, Moody Tongue beers including the Smoked Applewood Gold, Sliced Nectarine IPA, Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison, and the Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter will soon be available at some of the market’s top dining destinations.

For more information on Moody Tongue Brewery visit or call 312.600.5111.

About Moody Tongue Brewery
Moody Tongue Brewery (2136 S. Peoria Street, Chicago, IL; 312.600.5111) opened in 2014 under the direction of acclaimed brewmaster Jared Rouben. Moody Tongue, a nickname for a guest with a discerning palate, features “culinary brewing,” Rouben’s original approach that combines the worlds of brewing and cooking through the application of a chef’s mindset to the brewing process. Classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Rouben worked in Michelin-starred kitchens such as the Martini House in Napa, CA, and Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York City before moving to Chicago to pursue a career in brewing. Early this fall, Moody Tongue will introduce a tasting room to its brewery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, serving year-round and limited-release beers in an intimate mid-century modern atmosphere with Michelin-minded service. For more information, visit

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