Haymarket Pub

Culinary Focused Brewing with Moody Tongue

Culinary Focused Brewing with Moody Tongue

PILSEN, CHICAGO

As hand-crafted beer continues to diversify and mature, we're starting to see more breweries cater to a different type of drinker. Great beer and food have always been quite the pair, something that people everywhere are starting to remember. You won't find a bigger proponent of this idea than former chef, and Founder of Moody Tongue Brewing Company, Jared Rouben. Cutting his teeth in the kitchens of New York and Napa Valley, and the brew houses at Rock Bottom and Goose Island Clybourn, Jared brings a unique perspective to Chicago beer. We sat down with Jared in their rapidly expanding Pilsen brewery to find out what drives their approach to some of the most unique beers seen in Chicago yet.

The Hop Review's Best Moments of 2014

The Hop Review's Best Moments of 2014

As we all do at this time of year, it's time to look back at 2014. If we do say so ourselves, it's been quite the year for The Hop Review. We've been lucky enough to sit down with no-less than 28 of the craft beer industry's most knowledgeable, passionate, and driven people. This is all on top of the many events we've attended and the countless other awesome folks we've come across; many of who we plan to chat with throughout the next year.

Brewer Chat: Steven Slater & Bart Sakowski of Finch's Beer Co.

Brewer Chat: Steven Slater & Bart Sakowski of Finch's Beer Co.

ALBANY PARK, CHICAGO

Finch's Beer Company is something of an anomaly in Chicago. For those of us who keep a close eye on the local beer scene, Finch's seems to be a brewery that appeared out of nowhere several years back. A brewery who's 16 oz four-packs have quickly become ubiquitous, both at your local bottle shop and and the Jewel-Osco down the street.