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The RAM Raises Over $20K for ALS Research

October 18, 2017

For the 3rd year, The RAM Restaurant and Brewery has participated in the Ales for ALS national fundraising campaign to raise money for ALS research. With overwhelming response, The RAM Restaurant and Brewery recently tapped out of their 2017 IPA 4 ALS specialty brew, bringing their grand total donation to $20,173! This exceeds their donation from 2016 by nearly $5,000! One dollar for every pint sold was donated to the cause.

“We are so excited to break the $20,000 raised mark for ALS in 2017! We brewed 100 barrels of IPA 4 ALS and sold the batch out in just over 4 weeks,” Said Dave Leonard, Director of Brewing Operations. “This year’s hop blend featured Citra, Loral and a few experimental varieties to create tropical fruit notes in the beer. It was amazing to see our guest’s excitement for this beer and excitement to support such a great cause.”

The ‘Ales for ALS’ program was created by Loftus Ranches and Hopunion in Yakima, Washington provides a promising experimental one-of-a-kind hop pellet blend, free-of-charge, to participating brewers to create a great beer for a great cause. The RAM was proud to be chosen to participate along with the select group of other esteemed brewers throughout the country.


The RAM Group Awarded Two Silver Medals from GABF

October 18, 2017

LAKEWOOD, WA – The RAM Restaurant Group was honored at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO, with two silver medals, including one for their flagship Big Horn Hefeweizen. These medals helped The RAM Restaurant Group reach the 50 medal mark at this prestigious competition! The company won its first GABF medal in 1996!

“It’s really exciting to win 2 silver medals at this year’s GABF. With almost 8000 (7923) beers entered from over 2,200 breweries, the competition was tougher than ever. It’s amazing to see how the GABF has grown over the last few years and it speaks to the quality beer each of our brewers is making as we continue to win medals,” said Dave Leonard, Director of Brewery Operations.

Head Brewer Ty Nash from The RAM’s Highlands Ranch C.B. & Potts brewery landed a win with the flagship Big Horn Hefeweizen. “To receive a medal with a flagship beer makes this experience even more memorable. Given the ability to enter a flagship to represent the quality of beers all of the company brewers produce is a huge honor and very humbling. Winning this medal reassures me that the processes I’m using work and reminds me that this is my true calling,” says Nash of his win. The Big Horn Hefeweizen a German-style brew with characteristic cloudy notes of banana and clove and is available year-round at all company locations.

“Our Big Horn Hefeweizen continues to be recognized as one of the best German-style Hefeweizens in America, also taking a Gold in 2013. Congrats to Ty Nash for brewing the silver medal winning batch,” said Leonard.

The Udder Chaos Coffee Stout won a silver in the Coffee Stout category. “This beer creation was a true collaboration between our Brewers Nick Kannarr and Bill Jenkins from the Northgate Seattle RAM. This beer took Gold at the Washington Beer Awards in June and we wanted to recreate it for GABF. Kannarr brewed the base beer which is an amazing imperial milk stout, rich dark malts layered with chocolate and semi-sweet finish. Jenkins then infused Kannarr’s base beer with a blend of fresh roasted Ethiopian & Brazilian coffee beans, which happens to be roasted in my garage. It was really fun to work together to create this beer, we all thought it had a shot at a medal and we are glad the judges agreed,” says Leonard.

All RAM Restaurant Group “Bigger, Better, Fresher” beers are served in a signature 18oz glass and promise quality, consistency, and drinkability. The company is a proud participant in the Great American Beer Festival, earning guest loyalty and industry recognition, and continuing the winning tradition.

Founded in 1982, the GABF is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition drawing a record setting number of guests and gathering nearly every type of beer from all over the country. This year the GABF experts judged almost 8,000 entries and awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for excellence in 98 beer-style categories. Please visit greatamericanbeerfestival.com/ for information regarding the GABF.
For additional information please contact Director of Brewing Operations, Dave Leonard at DLeonard@theram.com.


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All-New Burger Rama Menu Available at The RAM Restaurant & Brewery

October 2, 2017

The RAM Restaurant & Brewery has unveiled their limited-time Burger Rama fall menu line-up just in time to celebrate the change of seasons. This menu is not to be missed, featuring three innovative all-new burger selections, two bold-flavored salads, and new appetizer and dessert selections.

RAM chef James P. Cassidy enthusiastically suggests the all-new Bavarian Burger. “We take our fresh, never-frozen 100% USDA Choice natural beef patty and grill it over 800-degree flames to sear in the flavor, then baste it with a creamy stone-ground garlic butter. Yum! And that is just the start.” Cassidy adds, “We quick-sear fresh sauerkraut, smoked Applewood bacon, and red onions together with fresh thinly sliced eye of the round corned beef and melt creamy Wisconsin Havarti over the top for that ‘little taste of Germany.’” All of these mouthwatering ingredients are placed on a grilled pretzel bun with creamy stone-ground garlic butter crowned with Thousand-Island dressing. Cassidy adds, “Lederhosen and The RAM’s Oktoberfest Bier are optional but both certainly would enhance the Bavarian Burger experience!”

Next up is the Beef Brisket Burger, bursting with impeccable melded flavors for your discerning taste buds. RAM chefs fire-grill a signature blend of choice ground brisket and ground chuck then top it with a savory parmesan crisp, lightly bbq-smoked garlic-charred red onions and a slice of creamy Wisconsin Havarti. Chef Cassidy says, ”All this goodness comes together on a garlic-grilled brioche bun with roasted red pepper spread and fresh winter greens tossed with trendy Green Goddess dressing.” Pair this burger with The RAM’s Buttface Amber Ale.

Salad-lovers, take heart. There is a limited time menu selection for you too, including the Macadamia Crusted Chicken Salad which features a half-pound tender chicken breast, lightly coated with savory macadamia nuts, sweet flaked coconut, and crunchy panko bread crumbs. It’s cooked to a golden brown and placed on a bed of fresh Fall greens and vegetables that are tossed in a nice light-style pineapple soy sesame vinaigrette with fresh jalapeno to add just a little kick. For the perfect combination of sweet, smoky, and spicy, the Macadamia Crusted Chicken Salad is finished with soba (buckwheat noodles) and tossed in sweet and salty Kalbi sauce, with a final touch of smoked fresh pineapple salsa paired with spicy kimchee. An ice-cold Dr. Pepper™ pairs perfectly with this salad or any of the Burger Rama selections.

Other featured Burger Rama choices include the Crispy Artichoke Hearts appetizer, the Super Bowl salad with sweet-chili vinaigrette marinated chicken, and the Goddess of Love turkey burger. For dessert Chef Cassidy suggests the perfect ice cream sandwich that is two sandwiches in one. The White Chocolate Macadamia Ice Cream Sandwich features creamy vanilla ice cream layered between white chocolate macadamia nut cookies which are rolled in coconut and macadamia nuts, then dipped in milk chocolate, served with strawberry dipping sauce.

Enjoy all of these Burger Rama selections now through Sunday, October 29th!


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IPA 4 ALS On Tap at The RAM Monday, August 7 Great Beer, Great Cause

August 7, 2017

LAKEWOOD,WA – The RAM Restaurant & Brewery is honored to be included in the annual ‘Ales for ALS’ fundraising campaign for the third consecutive year. One dollar from each pint of IPA 4 ALS sold will be donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leader in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) research.

The ‘Ales for ALS’ program, created by Loftus Ranches and Hopunion in Yakima, WA, provides a promising experimental one-of-a-kind hop pellet blend, free-of-charge, to a select handful of brewers throughout the U.S. to create their special brew. The RAM will tap their fresh and local IPA 4 ALS small batch seasonal release at all RAM locations on August 7th.

“This year’s IPA 4 ALS hops blend features Citra, Loral and four experimental varieties. The aromatic hops produced dank tropical fruit with pungent citrus notes,” said Dave Leonard, Director of Brewery Operations. “Beer lovers and especially hops aficionados are encouraged to stop in at their local C.B. & Potts to raise a pint of this great beer and support a great cause.”

In 2016 over 15,000 pints of IPA for ALS were enjoyed at the company’s Restaurant & Brewery locations with $15,762 donated to help find a cure for ALS. Participating ‘Ales for ALS’ breweries throughout the United States collectively raised over $1.25 million for ALS research.


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The RAM Opens Dublin, Ohio’s First Brewery

August 2, 2017

DUBLIN, OH – The RAM Restaurant & Brewery, known for sporting great food and frosty handcrafted beers, opened its second Ohio location in Dublin on Monday, July 31 at 6632 Longshore Street. Centrally located in Bridge Park, Dublin’s newest walkable community, The RAM is Dublin’s first brewery and is located just off Riverside Drive at the corner of Longshore Street and Bridge Park Avenue. The company opened its first Ohio Restaurant & Brewery in Columbus last Fall in the Short North.

The RAM is owned by The RAM Restaurant Group, a second-generation employee-owned company, founded in 1971 in Lakewood, Washington, and is led by brothers Jeff and Dave Iverson. ”We are excited about the Grand Opening of our new location at Bridge Park. Crawford Hoying has designed a first-class, unparalleled new development with a great mix of residential, office, cultural and retail uses that will be the center of activity for Dublin,” said Jeff Iverson, President of The RAM Restaurant Group. “The RAM is in an emerging vibrant and dynamic area of Dublin. To now be a part of that is an exciting opportunity.” Iverson adds, “Our team members own the restaurant and take great pride in serving their guests great food, crafted with the freshest ingredients. We’re looking forward to welcoming our guests as they discover their favorite beers and menu selections.”

To celebrate the Grand Opening The RAM partnered with the Dublin Food Pantry to host invitation-only pre-opening lunches and dinners. Attending guests brought nonperishable food items in addition to cash donations to help the local nonprofit organization. Store Leader Jennifer Conley said, “Our team’s hospitality is well known in the Columbus community. The pre-opening events at the Dublin location helped us fine-tune our preparation and presentation and we are ready to open our doors.”

When it comes to menu selections, sourcing is of the utmost importance to The RAM. Our culinary team prepares never-frozen, USDA certified grass-fed beef, cage-free chicken selections and locally-sourced ingredients to enhance the made-from-scratch dining experience. Conley adds, “Our chefs cook with our award-winning beers. We create delicious beer-infused menu selections that you can’t get anywhere else, such as the Buttface Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich, Big Porter Blue Burger, Hefeweizen Beer Battered Fish and Chips and Big Red’s IPA Baby Back Ribs.”

For over two decades, passionate and talented RAM Brewers have been creating medal-winning, drinkable beers. Their efforts have garnered over 100 awards from numerous high-end beer competitions. At the Dublin RAM guests can discover their favorite beer from the 16 selections on tap. Dave Iverson, COO, said, “Our Blonde Ale recipe, which is a staple on our taps, won a gold medal last fall at a very prestigious competition in Denver, CO. We proudly serve several award-winning beers in addition to a constantly rotating selection of small batch seasonals on tap.” Jeff Iverson adds, “Beer is fun and great beer is really fun! RAM beer is award-winning and enjoyable to drink. We have all the favorites and we always have a multitude of our brewer’s freshest creations brewed right in front of our guest’s eyes!”

The RAM Brewery features a state-of-the-art brewing system adjoining the bar area where guests can watch the entire process. Head Brewer at the Dublin RAM is Kris Fry who has relocated from the Columbus Short North RAM. Dave Iverson says, “We have a nice setup that features a 10 BBL JVNW system. There are five fermenters and eight serving tanks. The serving tanks are sharp and add character to the overall look and feel of the building.” Dave Leonard, Director of Beer for The RAM Restaurant Group says, “Ours is the first and unarguably will be the best brewery in Dublin. Come tour and check it out.”

The RAM Restaurant & Brewery sits one block from the future Riverside Park, bike path, and footbridge and is two blocks from the AC Hotel by Marriott. The RAM occupies a 9,235 square-foot building, has an occupancy of over 300 guests, and is complete with 14 TV’s. The full-service bar features an accordion glass NANA Wall™ that opens to the adjoining patio. Plenty of free parking can be found just north of the restaurant in the five story parking structure.


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