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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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The RAM Taps Barefoot Wit Seasonal Release

June 20, 2017

The long days of summer are finally upon us and The RAM is beating the heat with their guest favorite seasonal beer, Barefoot Wit Belgian White Ale. On tap now at all RAM locations, Barefoot Wit is the perfect companion to enjoy with your favorite shades and flip flops.

Dave Leonard, Director of Brewing said, “Barefoot is the perfect summer beer, light and hazy with exotic flavors of coriander and orange peel. Guests can look forward to kicking back on a sunny patio with a few pints of Barefoot. The flavors transport you to a favorite beach or back yard BBQ. Best shared with friends hanging out in the sun.”

Sip away into lazy summer days at The RAM! If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed.


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Idaho RAM Brewers Win NABA Awards

June 13, 2017

BOISE, ID – The RAM Restaurant & Brewery continues to brew award-winning beer! Congratulations to Jake Talbot and Cody Connolly, brewers at the Boise RAM, for taking home three medals at the 2017 North American Brewers Association (NABA) 23rd Annual Mountain Brewers Beer Fest on June 3rd in Idaho Falls, ID. During Idaho Beer Week, this year’s competition featured hundreds of beers from brewers throughout the country and proceeds from the event benefited local charities.

The RAM’s Oktoberfest was awarded a silver medal this year. This is Oktoberfest’s 5th consecutive medal from the NABA. Boise Brown and Mellow Out Stout both won bronze medals this year. The RAM’s Director of Beer, Dave Leonard, summed up everyone’s sentiments by exclaiming, “Awesome job!”

The RAM prides itself in always having a variety of rotating fresh, house-made, seasonal beers on tap in addition to their six medal-winning flagship selections available every day. Discover your favorite this summer at a RAM near you!


The RAM is the Best Place to Celebrate Moms

May 8, 2017

Sporting great food and frosty, handcrafted beers, all RAM locations will be featuring their full menu on Mother’s Day! It’s the perfect choice for lunch or dinner! Every Sunday at The RAM kids12-and-under eat for just $1 with purchase of each adult entree. Reservations are available.

The RAM will also be introducing their $8 Grand Mimosa on Mother’s Day Sunday. Served in a ½ liter carafe with sparkling champagne and OJ, it’s perfect to raise a toast to Mom. RAM bartenders have also created a couple of tasty Mother’s Day drink features including delicious Chocolate or Peach Martinis.

Of course, Mom will enjoy the legendary18 oz. signature Proud Mary Bloody Mary served with a 3 oz. snit of gold medal-winning Blonde Ale and a vegetable and cheese K-bob.

This year, treat Mom on her special day and gather your family at The RAM and let them take care of all of you.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift that’s always in great taste, get Mom a gift card to enjoy on a future visit. Right now, you can receive a free $10 gift card with every $50 gift card purchase.


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