Moody Tongue Brewer Jared Rouben Explains Where Beer and Cooking Collide

Jacqueline Raposo

Jared Rouben spearheads “culinary brewing” at Chicago’s Moody Tongue Brewing Company, where Meyer lemon peels ferment with saison yeast and Sorachi Ace hops in a double-steep process, and dark Oaxacan chocolate enhances a Baltic porter light enough in body that you can’t help but order a second round.

A graduate of the CIA and a former expeditor at Per Se and cook at Napa’s Martini House, Rouben...