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BurgerRama on Now at The RAM Restaurant & Brewery

April 6, 2015

The RAM Restaurant and Brewery is pleased to announce the debut of eight new tempting burger creations in conjunction with the return of BurgerRama. Featured now and for a limited time only, the 8th Annual BurgerRama choices are loaded with fresh ingredients that perfectly capture new and exciting flavors.

The Cuba Libre Sandwich is sure to be a guest favorite. Built from the bottom up and featuring a Baccia roll, the Cuba Libre starts with house made garlic-dill aioli, crisp iceberg lettuce, a Southwest seasoned beef patty topped with pulled pork jalapeno carnitas, grilled red onion and fresh cilantro.

Another rising star, the Crispy Pork Belly Burger, features a seasoned grilled beef patty generously topped with crispy pork belly, served on a pretzel bun with roma jam, fresh arugula and stone ground mustard.

Wisconsin Cheeses bring out the inspired flavors of the Mushroom Burger Melt, Huevos Green Chili Burger and Spring Salad. The Touch of Seoul Burger with Korean BBQ Sauce, The Mahi Fish Sandwich, fabulous Grilled Turkey Cobbler and Chicken Bánh-Mi Sandwich round out the menu and are ideal complements to this innovative Burger lineup.

For appetizers, enjoy the sharable loaded Stuffed Tater Tots, bursting with cheddar-jack, hickory smoked bacon and green onion with roasted tomato chili aioli dipping sauce. Also suggested is the Spinach Feta Cheese Dip topped with olive tapenade. Both are the perfect starters.

For dessert, RAM guests will be wowed by the decadent Bananas Fauxster featuring vanilla ice cream, marshmallow crème, Oreo Cookie crumbs, salted caramel sauce, and caramelized banana. It’s finished with Oreo churros and whipped cream. Ask for extra spoons and enjoy!

The RAM also introduces new drinks including the Sailor Jerry Hula Hoop Hooch, Absolut Mandarin Punch and Angry Orchard Tiki Cocktail. Of course, their own fresh and local seasonal Maibock Bier pairs perfectly with all the BurgerRama choices.

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Rabbit Punch Irish Red on Tap Now at The RAM Restaurant and Brewery!

March 26, 2015

Fresh and local brewed, Rabbit Punch Irish Red Proper Ale is pouring now at your favorite Ram Restaurant and Brewery location. Hopped Up, this Irish Red features a smooth, toasted malt character with a bold punch of Citra Hops flavor! It’s pure goodness, served cold in a frosted 18oz glass. On tap and available now and for a limited time. Rabbit Punch Irish Red is sure to put a big smile on your face and is perfect for toasting during your St. Pats celebration!

For additional information please contact Director of Brewery Operations Dave Leonard at

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The RAM Restaurant and Brewery Becomes Employee-Owned Company

December 22, 2014

LAKEWOOD, Wash., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The RAM Family of Restaurants and Breweries announced today that it has become an employee owned company. Founded in 1971 in Lakewood, Washington, The Company has grown to over 30 restaurants with 3 distinct brands across 6 states; The RAM Restaurant & Brewery in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Illinois and Indiana, C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery in Colorado and CI Shenanigans in Tacoma, Washington.

The Company has always been proud of its family-owned status and the consistent focus on delivering a quality food and beverage experience to over 100,000 weekly guests.  Now the business is owned by a new family, its family of team members who recently acquired ownership in the Company. 2,000 of The Ram’s team members acquired this ownership through a newly formed Employee Ownership Stock Plan (ESOP). Stock is allocated to team members over time at no cost to them. Dave Iverson, COO of RAM said, “The ESOP is our opportunity to give back to our outstanding RAM restaurant team and to tangibly recognize their commitment to the company and to our guests.” Iverson went on to say, “We wanted to share with all of those who have helped us in achieving the success we enjoy.”

After observing the growing in popularity of ESOPs among breweries and restaurant groups alike, the Iversons recognized that employee-owned companies evolve and grow for the better. As a result, they elected to implement an ESOP to create that “ownership culture” in their own restaurant and brewery locations. The ESOP structure will allow The RAM to remain independent and dedicated to its mission of providing superior quality food and ice-cold craft beers in its community-focused restaurants. Moving forward into 2015 and beyond, both Jeff and Dave Iverson will continue to lead and grow The RAM along with the senior leadership team. The announcement of this “Holiday Bonus” from the Iverson brothers came as a surprise to The RAM team as word spread this past Friday of their good fortune.

“For over 40 years we have focused on building family-oriented restaurants that contribute to the communities they serve,” said RAM President Jeff Iverson. “Forming an employee-owned company was another way for us to give back to the community, and it recognizes the hard work of each and every team member who has helped grow The RAM into the award-winning family of restaurants it has become,” Iverson added.

CSG Partners Managing Director Eitan Milstein led the transaction team. “It was a great pleasure to work for the RAM Restaurant group and help them form an employee-owned organization,” said Milstein. “The business and its many employees will no doubt benefit immensely from the transaction as the company continues to grow and prosper in the future.”

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The RAM Restaurant and Brewery Brings Home 2 Medals From GABF!

October 14, 2014

LAKEWOOD, WA – The RAM Family of Restaurants and Breweries was recently honored with a gold medal and a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. This year marks the 15th consecutive year that company brewers have been fortunate enough to have been awarded medals from this prestigious competition.

Brewer Ty Nash, out of the Highlands Ranch C.B. & Potts location, crafted a gold medal winner and took home his first medal from the GABF on his 5 year anniversary with the company. His brew, The Weasel, is a classic Fest Bier which features a mildly sweet maltiness and a clean, balanced hop character.

The White Eagle Smoked Wheat, a silver medal in the historical category, is based on the classic Polish Gratzer and brewed with oak smoked wheat malt to create a slightly smoky, refreshing and surprisingly sessionable ale. Brewed by Eric Quick out of the Schaumburg, IL RAM location, Quick has won 2 silvers in his two and a half years with the company.

Served in their signature 18oz glass, the company’s “Bigger, Better, Fresher” beers promise quality, consistency, and drinkability. Earning guest loyalty and industry recognition, the company has won an unprecedented 48 GABF medals since 1996.

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 over 5,500 entries and awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for excellence in 84 beer-style categories. Please visit for information regarding the GABF.

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The RAM Honored with Medals at the Indiana Brewer’s Cup!

August 12, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The RAM Restaurant and Brewery was recognized at the 16th annual Indiana Brewer’s Cup at the Indiana State Fair last month. Indianapolis RAM brewers were awarded with a gold medal for their Ahhhnold SCHWARZ-enegger schwarzbier and a bronze medal for their Saison Du Jean-Claude saison beer. These two medals are the 28th and 29th medals awarded to The RAM from the Indiana Brewer’s Cup in the last 7 years!

“The RAM has attended the Indiana Brewer’s Cup for years and every medal we have received feels as good as the first! Having our beer creations put up against some of the best and come out with medals is very exciting especially at one of the nation’s largest competitions,” said Regional Brewer Lanny Fetzer.

The Ahhhnold SCHWARZ-enegger schwarzbier is a dark, malty German Lager with a deep ruby/garnet color boasting intense Munich malt character and a subtle roasted malt finish that leaves a lingering dryness on the palate. The Saison Du Jean-Claude is a light, fruity and spicy brew with a distinct tartness and high levels of attenuation and carbonation which attribute to a very dry, effervescent finish.

The 2014 Indiana Brewer’s Cup features both homebrew and professional divisions with nearly 1,300 total entries. The judging took place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on July 11th and 12th with awards presented on July 12th.

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