PILSEN — Christmas has come early for fans of Moody Tongue Brewing. The Pilsen brewery is serving its rare Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner on draft for the first time in its tasting room, and there’s still some left for fans to enjoy.
Brewmaster Jared Rouben brought back the limited-edition beer, made from Australian black truffles and baked pears. There should be enough to last through December, he said.
“We made a nice portion,” said Rouben, who describes his approach to beer as “culinary brewing."
“I’d love to continue it," he said.
Except, he probably won’t, Rouben added.
It’s been two years since the very fleeting debut of Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner. Rouben brewed 500 bottles of the exclusive beer, plus a little extra for some restaurants, and held an online lottery for buyers.
The 22-ounce bottle cost $120.
This time around, a 5-ounce pour, served in a champagne flute, is $20 — a better value per ounce than in 2014, for those doing the math.
There are two food pairing options in the tasting room at 2136 S. Peoria St. to enjoy with the brew: oysters and chocolate cake.
The truffle pilsner paired “incredibly well” with Deer Creek oysters Rouben received from Puget Sound last weekend. He couldn’t guarantee the same oyster variety will be available this weekend.
There are nine other beers on draft at Moody Tongue right now in the tasting room, including a sour and a chocolate barleywine.
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