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Rabbit Punch Hoppy Red Ale on Tap at The RAM Restaurant and Brewery!

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!”


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The RAM Restaurant and Brewery Raises Nearly $8,000 for the American Cancer Society

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.


The RAM Restaurant and Brewery Opens in Medford, Oregon

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.


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The RAM Restaurant and Brewery Joins Medford Dining Community Monday, December 12th

December 7, 2016

MEDFORD, OR – The RAM Restaurant and Brewery, known for sporting great food and frosty handcrafted beers, will open 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 Group says, “For years our friends in the state have been asking us to come to southern Oregon. All of us in the hospitality business know what an excellent restaurant community this is. Our Northgate Marketplace location is in a vibrant and dynamic area and to now be a part of that and the local craft beer scene is an exciting opportunity.”

To celebrate the upcoming opening The RAM is partnering with the Maslow Project to host invitation-only pre-opening lunches and dinners this Thursday through Saturday. Guests are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or make a monetary donation to help the local non-profit organization. “Our team’s hospitality is well-known in the communities we serve, we are excited to fine tune our preparation and presentation during these pre-opening events,” stated Store Leader Tommy Simmons.

When it comes to menu selections, sourcing is of the utmost importance to The RAM. Our culinary experts prepare 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 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 the most “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 staple on our taps recently won a gold medal at a very prestigious competition in Denver, CO. We are proud to brew our award-winning beers and a multitude of our brewer’s tasty seasonal recipes. Guests will always find a new and interesting brew to try along with their trusty go-to.” Long time, established local brewer Scott Sulsbury brings over 23 years of experience to The RAM. He will head up the Medford RAM brewing team and will bring great energy and new brewing styles to the 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!”


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The RAM Restaurant Group Opens 33rd Location in Columbus, Ohio

November 8, 2016

LAKEWOOD, WA – The RAM Restaurant and Brewery, known for sporting great food and frosty handcrafted beers, opened its first Ohio location in the Columbus Short North at 906 N. High Street on October 31st. A second Ohio RAM location is currently under construction in nearby Dublin and will open in mid-2017. The RAM, owned by The RAM Restaurant Group, is an employee-owned company, founded in 1971 in Lakewood, Washington. Led by brothers Jeff and Dave Iverson, The RAM Restaurant Group now has 33 locations in the Northwest, Colorado, and Great Lakes areas.

Jeff Iverson, President of The RAM says, “For years our friends in Columbus have been asking us to come to mid-Ohio. Anyone in the hospitality business knows what an excellent restaurant town this is. The Short North district is a vibrant and dynamic area and to now be a part of that and the burgeoning craft beer scene is an exciting opportunity.”

Leading up to the grand opening, The RAM partnered with the Broadway Street Food Pantry to host invitation-only pre-opening lunches and dinners. Guests were encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or make a monetary donation to help the local non-profit organization. “Our team’s hospitality is legendary in the communities we serve, we were excited to fine tune our preparation and presentation during the pre-opening events,” stated Store Leader Andrew Coy.

When it comes to menu selections, sourcing is of the utmost importance to The RAM. Our culinary experts prepare never-frozen, USDA certified, grass-fed beef, cage-free chicken selections and whenever possible locally-sourced ingredients to enhance the made-from-scratch dining experience. Coy added, “Our Chefs also create delicious beer-infused menu selections that incorporate our award-winning beers such as the Buttface Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich, Big Porter Blue Burger, Hefeweizen Beer Battered Fish & Chips and Big Red’s IPA Baby Back Ribs. The menu also includes specific Short North offerings such as the High Street Tacos and the Buckeye Dunker.”

The Columbus RAM sits impressively at the corner of High and 1st Streets. The 9,000-square-foot building features upper and lower bars plus a 1,300-square-foot covered second-level outdoor patio with fire pit. Jeff Iverson said, “A rooftop patio on High Street in the Short North is unique. Friends will be able to enjoy laughs, good conversation, a great meal and a frosty, tasty beer while taking in the beautiful view around a nice fire!”

The Columbus RAM brewing team includes Rick Durham formerly of Luna Kombucha/Wild Ohio, along with Kris Fry, formerly of Actual Brewing. The duo will bring great energy and innovative brewing styles to the brewery. Dave Iverson, COO of The RAM said, “Our Blonde Ale recipe, which is always on tap, recently won a gold medal at a very prestigious competition in Denver, CO. We are proud to brew our award-winning, flagship beers and a variety of seasonal features here on High Street. Guests can always discover a great new beer to enjoy.” For over 20 years passionate and talented RAM Brewers have been creating “drinkable” beers and their efforts have garnered over 100 medals from numerous high-end beer competitions.

The Columbus RAM features 21 TV’s including a 110-inch big screen in the bar making it the perfect place for guests to watch their favorite team or sporting event. The inviting Taproom opens to the street with three overhead doors that bring the outside inside. From this vantage point guests can enjoy the freshest beer on tap while watching the brewing process. Dave Iverson added, “We have a nice setup that features a 10 BBL JVNW system. There are six fermenters and nine serving tanks. The serving tanks are jacketed dimple finish and add a nice touch.” At the bar is an 18-tap tower and beer-to-go growler jug filling station. Upstairs in the dining room are another 18 taps featuring both RAM beers and local selections. Jeff Iverson added, “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!”

Up next for The RAM is the planned December opening of their new location in Medford, Oregon.


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