Moody Tongue Celebrates Summer With Frozen Banana Hefeweizen
(Chicago, IL) – In the spirit of truly seasonal brewing, and with the outdoor grilling season heating up, Moody Tongue Brewing Company, announces its newest beer: Frozen Banana Hefeweizen, a German-style wheat beer traditionally enjoyed during summer.
This marks the Pilsen brewery’s debut of this particular style of beer. Medium in body, the Frozen Banana Hefeweizen showcases the flavors of a frozen banana alongside the aromatics of both bubblegum and banana. The light honey-colored beer pairs well with grilled sausages, beer-battered fish and other summertime fare.
The Frozen Banana Hefeweizen will be on draft in the Tasting Room beginning Wednesday, June 27, and at Chicago-area restaurants and bars the first week in July. National distribution will follow in the coming weeks.
The Hefeweizen is a continuation of the Moody Tongue Seasonal Series, which focuses on seasonally appropriate beer styles not previously released by the brewery. While the Hefeweizen celebrates the arrival of summer, the Brûléed Banana Dunkelweizen, the first release in this series, was a dark German wheat beer meant to complement cold-weather dishes.
“Our Seasonal Series highlights traditional beer styles that are in tune with the seasons and the changes in cuisine as the months pass. Our Hefeweizen is meant for enjoying right now, under the sun, as people fire up their grills or head out to the lake,” says Brewmaster Jared Rouben.
Moody Tongue will release additional beers in the series as the weather changes in the coming months.
About Moody Tongue Brewing Co.
Moody Tongue Brewing Company (2136 S. Peoria Street, Chicago, IL; 312.600.5111) opened in 2014 under the direction of acclaimed brewmaster Jared Rouben. Moody Tongue, a nickname for a guest with a discerning palate, features “culinary brewing,” Rouben’s original approach that combines the worlds of brewing and cooking through the application of a chef’s mindset to the brewing process. Classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Rouben worked in Michelin-starred kitchens such as the Martini House in Napa, Cailfornia and Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York City before moving to Chicago to pursue a career in brewing. In fall 2016, Moody Tongue introduced a tasting room to its brewery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, serving year-round and limited-release beers in an intimate mid-century modern atmosphere with Michelin-minded service. The Tasting Room is open Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m.; Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m.; Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday from noon to midnight; and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. The Tasting Room is closed Monday and Tuesday.