Chef Jorge Guzman of Solera announced as new head chef for Surly's destination brewery
Chef Jorge Guzman announced as new executive chef for Surly Brewing
Photo courtesy of Hilary Roberts
Late yesterday evening, MSP magazine's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl broke the news that Surly Brewing has selected a chef to head up the kitchens at its much anticipated, mega-destination brewery. That chef is none other than Jorge Guzman, who has spent the past several years helming the ship at downtown Minneapolis's premier tapas restaurant, Solera Cocina de Espana .
The new Surly Brewery will open sometime in 2015
Surly's current base of operations is located in Brooklyn Park, but the brewery broke ground on the new location last fall and the site has since been under construction. The new $20 million dollar destination brewery will feature a 100-seat full-service restaurant, a 175-person event center, a 300-person casual dining beer hall, and a two-acre beer garden.
"I'm excited to build a team and begin collaborating with the Surly Brewing crew," Guzman said in a press release issued this morning. "We're going to push the envelope with our beer-inspired foods using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. We're not going to sit back."
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