When Chris met Moody Tongue Brewing Company brewmaster Jared Rouben at an event this past year, he was immediately struck by how well Moody Tongue's beers paired with a variety of dishes. When he then found out Moody Tongue would be expanding into the Houston market -- he immediately invited Jared to Underbelly for a dinner.
“These beers are made for food,” said Chris, “and I’m going to have fun developing this menu.”
Jared is classically trained from the Culinary Institute of America and has spent time in kitchens such as the Michelin star Martini house in Napa Valley and Thomas Keller's three Michelin star Per Se in New York City before transitioning to brewing. He was most recently Brewmaster at Chicago's Goose Island Brewery, and has spent the past decade developing the "culinary brewing" style, which is now featured at Moody Tongue.
Join us on Monday, May 16th for a four-course dinner with pairings curated by Chris and Jared.
Expect to see Moody Tongue on tap at Hay Merchant soon.
About Moody Tongue Brewery
Moody Tongue Brewery was 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 to brewing that combines the worlds of brewing and cooking through the application of a chef's mindset to the brewing process. Rouben, classically trained from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, worked in kitchens such as the Michelin star Martini House in Napa and Thomas Keller's three Michelin star Per Se in New York City before moving to Chicago and becoming Brewmaster at Goose Island Brewery. While at Goose Island, Rouben created the brewery's Farmers' Market Series and Chef Collaboration Series, brewing custom beers for renowned chefs such as Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan.