Moody Tongue, possibly the most artistic of all breweries and one defined by its “culinary brewing” style, invites you to tap into your own creativity. On August, 24, attendees can visit Moody’s Pilsen neighborhood tasting room from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and engage in some “painting and pours.”
Inspired by Green City Market, where Moody sources ingredients for its Farmer’s Market Series, Moody Tongue will ask attendees to create a one-of-a-kind still life masterpiece featuring vibrant and seasonal fruits and vegetables, guided by guest artist Maira Egan and class coordinator Annika Swenson. All you need to do is bring your enthusiasm; all the art materials including the canvases, paint, and brushes will be provided to you.
While painting, Moody Tongue guests can sip on perennial beers created by brewmaster/founder Jared Rouben, such as Sliced Nectarine IPA or Peeled Grapefruit Pilsner. I mean, what better way to get the creative juices flowing than by sipping a great beer?
For those unfamiliar with Jared, he attended New York’s Culinary Institute of America and subsequently worked in Michelin-starred kitchens such as the Martini House in Napa, CA, and Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York City. After that gastronomical journey, he moved to Chicago to pursue a brewing career, hence the term “culinary brewing.” Moody’s tasting room provides one of the warmest, comfortable tasting rooms in Chicago.
We consider ourselves very lucky to have access to so many wonderful ingredients in the Midwest, and Brewmaster Jared Rouben prefers to highlight them without too much manipulation, as he recently told Plate Magazine: “…With a great ingredient, you don’t have to do much. They just need you to open it up and let them shine in the way they’re supposed to be. Let fermentation do what it’s been doing for hundreds of years.”
Bring a book, drink more beer
If you have a used book laying around, be sure to bring it to the event. Not only will Moody Tongue collect them and donate them to nearby Open Books Pilsen — a good cause, indeed, but also that action will garner you an extra perennial beer.
Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased here.