This is excerpted from the Sontes website and blog:
I am excited to share some news with you. We are embarking on a new partnership that will bring a craft brewery to downtown Rochester. Grand Rounds Brewing Company will be opening in the spring of 2015 at 4 Third Street SW. To accommodate this transition, Sontes will be closing on January 1, 2015.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and opportunity the community has given Sontes over the past eight years, but the stars have aligned and provided a great opportunity to expand our love of local food, small batch ingredients and handcrafted made-from-scratch products. What better to expand our local focus than through locally produced craft brews...
Tessa's Office Wine and Spirit Boutique, our wine shop co-located with Sontes, will remain open through the transition and will expand into additional square footage made available during construction of the brew pub...
Grand Rounds Brew Pub (GRBP) will feature hand-crafted beer brewed on site by Master Brewer Steve Finnie and food by Executive Chef Alex Sjoberg. GRBP was born out of a love of good food, good beer and good company and its ultimate goal is to offer an authentic pub with a neighborhood feel in the heart of the city. And vinophiles fear not! GRBP will serve wine too.
Chef Alex plans a menu that unites traditional pub fare with local favorites and unique flavors. GRPB will continue Sontes’ tradition of sourcing food locally and engaging local artists and musicians.
Why Grand Rounds?
Grand Rounds: A ritual of medical education consisting of presenting the medical problems and treatment. A passion for knowledge, a passion for caring, a meeting of the minds. An integral part of medical education.
We say: an integral part of life. There are many problems that could be solved over a pint, and no doubt there will be some lively discussions over a pint of Grand Rounds fine craft beer. Comfortable and unpretentious, everyone will feel welcome at GRBP. It’s a place to meet your friends for a pint, share a meal with your family or celebrate the large and small events in your life.
We look forward to welcoming you to Grand Rounds! For updates on our progress towards opening, like Grand Rounds on Facebook...