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Chicago’s Moody Tongue Brewery Invades Houston With Beer Dinner At Underbelly

More craft beer is always a good thing

Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Houston’s craft beer scene is rapidly expanding, which only means one thing: better beer, and more of it. As the beer boom continues, brewers across the country are looking to Houston for their killer taste in beer, including a critically-acclaimed Chicago brewery known for its intricately crafted beers.

As of next week, Moody Tongue Brewing Company is officially on its way to Houston. The beers will eventually make their way to a shop near you, but in the meantime, Underbelly’s Chris Shepherd is planning an epic beer dinner to celebrate this new arrival. "These beers are made for food," said Chris, "and I'm going to have fun developing this menu."

Founded by brewmaster Jared Rouben in 2014, Moody Tongue is known for its “culinary beers.” Rouben, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has spent time in Michelin-starred kitchens including Thomas Keller’s Per Se before ditching the kitchen for the brewery. Before opening Moody Tongue, Rouben served as brewmaster at Chicago’s Goose Island Brewery.

Shepherd and Rouben will join culinary forces on Monday, May 16 for a four-course dinner featuring brews from Moody Tongue like the Sliced Nectarine IPA and Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter.

If you’re interested in trying Moody Tongue before it makes its Houston debut, tickets to the dinner are $80 per person. Score yours here, or wait until The Hay Merchant puts some of these brews on draft.


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