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Barefoot Wit is Back and on Tap Now at The RAM Restaurant and Brewery!

July 7, 2014

With the lazy days of summer finally here, The RAM Restaurant and Brewery has tapped their Barefoot Wit Belgian Style White Ale and is ready throw on the shades and soak up the sun.

The Barefoot Wit is the perfect summer complement, presenting a relaxing mix of barley, wheat, and oats and spiced with orange peel, coriander, and unique Belgian yeast. A 2013 bronze medal winner at the North American Beer Awards, the Barefoot Wit is the best companion on a warm summer day!

Enjoy it now and for a limited time … If you’re not Barefoot, You’re overdressed.

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The RAM Wins Five Medals at the North American Beer Awards!

June 13, 2014

LAKEWOOD, WA – The RAM Restaurant and Brewery was recognized by the North American Brewers Association at the 18th annual North American Beer Awards on June 6th in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The RAM was awarded five medals, including two golds, for their hand-crafted beers from Washington and Idaho. “It is great to see our brewers continue their medal winning tradition at the North American Beer Awards. Winning medals for our Total Disorder Porter, Okotberfest and brewers’ releases showcases the quality and creativity of our brewery team,” stated Director of Brewery Operations, Dave Leonard who was extremely happy with the medals won.

Proudly representing the Northgate Seattle RAM location were Brewers Bill Jenkins and Kevin Forhan, who came home with a gold medal for their Brown Dwarf* in the American Brown Ale category. “The Brown Dwarf was fun to brew because we used a number of different types of malts and a new Australian hop variety to showcase some of these complex flavors. Brown is the new Black!” said Brewer Bill Jenkins with excitement about the gold winning brew.

*The NABA gold medal Brown Dwarf will be featured alongside The RAM’s Paradisi Pale Ale and Saison Desisit Belgian farmhouse ale at the Washington Brewers Festival this weekend, June 13-16, at Marymoor Park in Redmond! Be sure to stop by and taste NABA gold!*

Steve Kirven and his brewing team from The RAM warehouse in Tacoma, WA, won a bronze for their Total Disorder Porter, a RAM Flagship Beer, which also won a bronze medal at the NABA in 2013. Steve Kirven said, “It’s exciting to have our Porter medal in back to back years at the North American Beer Awards. Porter is a personal favorite and has been awarded 5 medals at GABF, NABA and World Beer Cup combined.”

Boise RAM Brewers, Jake Schisel and Jake Talbot, also brought home three medals, a gold for the Failure to Communicate Red IPA, a silver for the Owyhee Oktoberfest and a bronze for the Lost Reindeer.

The RAM’s Bigger, Better, Fresher beers are locally brewed and nationally recognized. Focusing on quality, consistency, and drinkability, The RAM has been rewarded over the years with guest loyalty and industry recognition having been awarded over 70 medals from the NABA since 2001.

The North American Beer Awards, held in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest, is a unique event sanctioned by the North American Brewers Association. The competition provides an opportunity for commercially produced beers to be judged against the best beers in the country. The event is conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering of the entries within a category.

For additional information please contact Director of Brewing Operations, Dave Leonard at

Visit your local RAM today and raise a toast to your award winning RAM brewers!

Our team presenting a check for $715

RAM Donates $715 to Delong Elementary

May 21, 2014

TACOMA, WA – The Tacoma RAM Restaurant recently hosted successful School Takeover Fundraising nights for two local elementary schools, Delong Elementary and Jefferson Elementary. “Our takeover nights are truly fun for the entire family! The kids really enjoy the magicians and face painters and the adults are excited for the opportunity to help fund raise for their respective schools. The RAM is proud to offer these programs and we always look forward to supporting Tacoma area schools,” said Store Leader Mike Francis.

Our team presenting a check for $583.86

RAM Raises $583.86 for Lydia Hawk Elementary

May 21, 2014

LACEY, WA – The Lacey RAM Restaurant recently hosted Lydia Hawk Elementary and helped raise $583.86 through a successful School Takeover night. “Every fundraising event is enjoyable for RAM staff and participating school patrons. The company takes great pride in our philanthropic efforts and hosting these events helps keep us rooted within the Lacey community. This is our 5th year partnering with Lydia Hawk since we began in 2010 and this has been one of our most successful takeovers to date! We look forward to many more years of working with them,” said Store Leaser Jason Strayer.

Local High School Teacher and Family

Sunrise Village RAM Supports Local High School Teacher in Battle Against Lung Cancer

May 8, 2014

PUYALLUP, WA – Stop by the Puyallup Sunrise Village RAM Restaurant and Brewhouse on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 from 4pm – 8pm to show your support for Sarah Cypher. An Emerald Ridge High School math teacher and mother of two, Sarah was diagnosed with lung cancer in March of this year.

A portion of each bill during this event will be donated to the Cypher family to be put toward their medical expenses. There will also be raffles and Team Cypher t-shirts available for purchase.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to support an amazing local family!

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