Moody Tongue Opens Tasting Room in Chicago Tonight


Chicago, IL — Culinary brewery Moody Tongue and its Brewmaster Jared Rouben will open the Tasting Room at Moody Tongue (2136 S. Peoria St.) tonight, Friday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. Located adjacent to the brewery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, the Tasting Room provides an educational experience for guests to explore their palates in an intimate yet open setting.

Guests can enjoy a selection of Moody Tongue’s year-round beers such as the Smoked Applewood Gold, Sliced Nectarine IPA, Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison, and Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter, as well as limited release and specialty beers available on tap. Brewmaster Jared Rouben applies his culinary pedigree to curate a focused food menu with a single sweet item alongside a single salty item, offering German chocolate cake and daily fresh oysters. This focused food menu allows guests to explore pairings by discerning particular tastes alongside a stylistic variety of beers.

The Tasting Room will provide guests with an opportunity to embark on brewery tours expertly led by the Moody Tongue brewing team, as well as a rare glimpse into the culinary brewing philosophy and process.

The Tasting Room will be open Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Monday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Tasting Room is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

For more information, please 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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