Moody Tongue Brewery in the South Loop

10 December 2019

 

1000M is located in the heart of Chicago’s burgeoning South Loop neighborhood, full of an expanding variety in shopping, dining and drinking options. Hot on the scene is Moody Tongue, a local and international brewery and eatery, that, just this year, made the move from Pilsen to our very own backyard. 

 

Made for Moody Tongues

Moody Tongue is the brainchild of brewmaster Jared Rouben, who has studied alongside the likes of legendary chefs Thomas Keller, Rick Bayless and others. Drawing from a vibrant background in schools and in the kitchen, Rouben envisioned a brewery where beer was approached like food: with culinary style, technique and flavors. 

From there, culinary brewing, and Moody Tongue Brewery, were born. Sourcing the highest quality ingredients and utilizing precise timing and techniques, the brewery has become known for its highly individual beers. Highlights include their Sliced Nectarine IPA, Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner and other farmer’s market-inspired favorites. 

 

A New Home in the South Loop

Moody Tongue debuted in Pilsen in 2014. Since then, the intimate tasting room caught the hearts, minds and tongues of Chicago’s culinary and brewing best. In 2019, the 9,500-square-foot Pilsen space won the prestigious Jean Banchet Award for “Best Bar.” 

However, shortly after, Moody Tongue announced their intent to move, landing digs in the old Baderbrau brewery near McCormick Place in the South Loop. The new space is 25,800 square feet, allowing the brewery to grow. With a high standard to meet set by their last location, Moody Tongue rose to the occasion.

Their new brewery features Moody Tongue: The Bar, a casual space, and Moody Tongue: The Dining Room, a fine-dining experience. Brewmaster Jared Rouben partnered with nine-time Michelin starred chef Jared Wentworth to curate a new menu, expanding upon their beloved staples of oyster and 12-layered German chocolate cake. 

Lucky for us, it’s all happening just a short drive away from 1000M.