President and Brewmaster of Moody Tongue Brewing Company, Jared Rouben brings forth one of the highest pedigrees of any master brewer in the United States with extensive formal training in both culinary and brewing arts. He utilizes a chef’s mindset to highlight flavors and aromatics in balanced beers, carving a unique niche in the brewing industry. Having earned a culinary arts degree at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, Rouben gained experience working in critically acclaimed kitchens across the country including the Michelin-starred Martini House in Napa Valley, California and Thomas Keller’s three Michelin-starred Per Se in New York City. In addition, he has completed the Siebel Diploma Course from the Siebel Institute, the world-renowned beer science school in Chicago, where he previously held a faculty position educating future brewers, and currently serves as an examiner for the Master Cicerone Certification program. Rouben served as Brewmaster at Chicago-based Goose Island Beer Company’s Brewpubs. Here, he developed the brewery’s Farmers’ Market Series and Chef Collaboration Series with celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan, ultimately building the foundation for the “culinary brewing” philosophy showcased at Moody Tongue. Since 2014 when Moody Tongue was founded, Rouben has offered his knowledge and expertise at various speaking engagements such as the first Craft Beer Conference in Shanghai, China, Craft Brewers Conference: World Beer Cup, the James Beard House and more.