April 13, 2017
The RAM Restaurant and Brewery is tapping their Big Dread IPA on Thursday, April 20th at all locations. This American-style IPA is the kinder brother of The RAM’s Big Red IPA and is only available for a limited time.
Big Dread is hopped with Hop Hash to create a dank hop and laid-back character. “Hop Hash, more literally hop kief, is a powder of aromatic hop crystals and oils without excessive plant matter and imparts a clean concentrated hop flavor,” said Dave Leonard, Director of Brewery Operations. The hazy, copper-hued IPA is packed with hops that create billowing aromas and resinous flavors.
April 12, 2017
The RAM Restaurant & Brewery will be celebrating Easter Sunday by offering their full menu including house favorite Big Red’s IPA Baby Back Ribs, Harris Ranch Sirloin Steak, wild Alaskan Salmon, and Southern Fried Chicken, Biscuits, and Gravy. Guests can also enjoy limited time BurgerRama menu selections including eight all-new burgers, grilled melts and sandwiches. Featured on Easter Sunday will be $1 Kids Meals for all children 12 & under from the Kids Menu with each full price adult entree purchase.
The Easter Sunday bar special will be Potts’ signature 18 oz. Proud Mary Bloody Marys for just $5.00. Proud Mary is complemented with a skewered vegetable and cheese K-bob and a snit of gold-medal-winning blonde ale. Of course guests can enjoy a variety of frosty hand-crafted beers or their favorite cocktail or wine.
Reservations are available!
February 21, 2017
LAKEWOOD, WA – The RAM’s Rabbit Punch Hoppy Red Ale is available now and on tap at your favorite neighborhood location. This spring seasonal beer delivers a one-two combo of toasty malt sweetness and Citra hop flavors. Pale, Munich, Crystal and Flaked Barley malts combine to create a warm malt profile and Citra hops deliver a punch of hoppy flavor and aroma.
“We updated our Rabbit Punch this year from an Irish Red style to a Hoppy Red for our spring seasonal. Rabbit Punch keeps a balanced character with a toasty malt backbone,” said Dave Leonard Director of Brewing Operations. “Citra is one of my favorite hop varieties and we wanted to capture the tropical, tangerine notes with large dry hop and whirlpool additions. It’s smooth down to the last sip!”
January 23, 2017
LAKEWOOD, WA – In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, The RAM Restaurant Group partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise nearly $8,000! All company locations offered a unique Drink Pink menu with $1 from each purchase being donated to the ACS to help finish the fight.
The menu featured fun pink libations that included the Bacardi Dragonberry Colada, the Black Opal Margarita with el Jimador and Chambord, the Absolut Pink Citron Fizz, and glasses of Chloe Chardonnay, each served with a pink ribbon wine charm. In addition to the drink features, all company locations also presented pink tortilla chips on all nacho menu selections to create additional awareness of the initiative.
The American Cancer Society appropriately distributed monies raised back to the communities that The RAM serves. The donations will benefit local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaigns.
American Cancer Society staff were in attendance to accept the donation check from RAM Team Members.
December 28, 2016
LAKEWOOD, WA – The RAM Restaurant and Brewery, known for sporting great food and frosty handcrafted beers, opened its fourth Oregon location in Medford at 165 Rossanley Drive on Monday, December 12th. In 1972 the doors opened at the first RAM Pub in Salem. This “Deluxe Tavern” was the birth of an iconic Oregon restaurant brand that includes other locations in Wilsonville, Clackamas and now Medford. The RAM, owned by The RAM Restaurant Group, is a second-generation, employee-owned company, founded in 1971 in Lakewood, Washington. Led by brothers Jeff and Dave Iverson, The RAM is known for its legendary hospitality and for creating lifetime memories.
Jeff Iverson, President of The RAM Restaurant Group says, “Though our location in Medford is new to the area, we have many longtime guests living in southern Oregon who have enjoyed our Salem and Portland area restaurants for many years.” Iverson added, “Our Northgate Marketplace location is the best spot in town. We are honored to be welcomed into the community and excited to tap our craft beers and present our amazing menu.”
The Medford RAM sits impressively on Rossanley Drive inside the Northgate Marketplace. With an occupancy of 273 guests, the 7245 square-foot building features the restaurant, lounge, and brewery in addition to a spacious, partially covered heated patio complete with big-screen TV’s. Jeff Iverson says, “In front of our restaurant is a large outdoor fireplace where friends will be able to gather for laughs and good conversation. Inside The RAM they will enjoy a great meal and a frosty, tasty beer.”
The RAM Brewery features an impressive brewing system. Dave Iverson says, “We have a nice setup that features a 10 BBL JVNW system. There are five fermenters and ten serving tanks. The serving tanks are sharp and add a nice touch to the overall look and feel of the building.” Jeff Iverson adds, “Beer is fun and great beer is really fun! RAM beer is award-winning and enjoyable to drink. We have all your favorites, and we always have a multitude of our brewer’s freshest creations brewed right in front of our guest’s eyes!”
To perfect service and presentation, The RAM partnered with the Maslow Project, a local nonprofit which serves homeless youth and families, to host invitation-only pre-opening lunches and dinners. Guests brought nonperishable food items and made a monetary donation to help the local organization. “Our team’s hospitality is well-known in the communities we serve. We were excited to fine tune our preparation and hospitality during these events,” said Store Leader Tommy Simmons. He continued, “It gave us a chance to get familiar with the restaurant menu and to meet our new guests. It was exciting to see the restaurant come to life.”
When it comes to menu selections, sourcing is of the utmost importance to The RAM. The restaurant presents never-frozen, USDA certified grass-fed beef, cage-free chicken selections, and locally-sourced ingredients to enhance the made-from-scratch dining experience. Simmons adds, “Our chefs cook with our award-winning beers. We create delicious beer-infused menu selections as well 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.”
Passionate and talented RAM Brewers create award-winning, “drinkable” beers. Their efforts have garnered over 100 medals from numerous high-end beer competitions. At the Medford RAM guests will discover their favorite beer from the 14 selections on tap. Dave Iverson, COO, adds, “Our Hometown Blonde Ale recipe which is a favorite on our taps recently won a gold medal at a very prestigious competition in Denver, CO. We are proud to present our award-winning beers along with variety of our brewer’s seasonal selections.” Noted southern Oregon brewer Scott Sulsbury joins The RAM team in Medford and brings his 23 years of experience to the new location’s onsite brewery.