Surly Brewing and Centro Restaurant Beer Event Coming Thursday March 26th

surlyI just received the following information from Surly Brewing. Sounds like a terrific event with lots of excellent beer and food. Full hog porchetta? Yes please! Here’s more info:

WHAT: Centro is welcoming the Twin Cities’ Surly Brewing to Des Moines with an exclusive food and beer event this week. The event will showcase Surly beer and food prepared by Centro executive chef Derek Eidson and Surly executive chef Jorge Guzman. Both chefs will feature dishes for sampling while guests are able to taste Surly’s beers.
Entrance includes five Surly beer tasting tickets, two paired small plates from Guzman, hors d’oeuvres from Eidson, and a complimentary branded tulip snifter. Additional pours of Surly beer will be available for purchase.


  • Red Chili Pork Tamale with Cotija cheese, pickled red onion and cilantrocentro_surly
  • Pecan Smoked Brisket, sweet potato bun, spicy pickles


  • Full hog porchetta, South Union Bakery bun and pickled vegetables
  • Roman-style pizzas with assorted toppings
  • Charcuterie (assorted cured meats and accouterments)
  • Housemade frites with sauces
WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 6pm – 9pm
WHERE: South Union Bread Café at Centro, 1007 Locust St., Des Moines
TICKETS: RSVP to, $30/person