Ram Brewery to Tap its Checkbook for Charities Jilted by Tacoma Beer Festival (Tacoma News Tribune)

December 2, 2013

A brewer is offering to pick up some of the slack left by a Tacoma beer festival organizer’s unmet promises to local charities.

Tacoma’s Union House Productions has organized the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival for the past five years and added the Big Beer Festival this year. The company is owned by Bennett Thurmon and Roxi Wolfe, who say declining attendance, not mismanagement, are responsible for the festivals’ budget woes.

But they have consistently overpromised and underdelivered, charities say. YWCA Pierce County officials thought February’s Big Beer Festival would net more than $13,000 for their organization. They received a check in September — for $1,078.

Now the Ram Restaurant and Brewery, which has participated in the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, wants to help. A company spokesman said the Ram will match up to $10,000 of community donations made to the YWCA Pierce County and the Emergency Food Network between now and the end of the year.

EFN was to be the beneficiary of September’s Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, but received only $400 for staff time.

“We recognize that (beer festivals) don’t go on without a lot of volunteer efforts by the worthy charities that are thinking they are going to reap the benefits of the festival,” Ram spokesman Mark Schermerhorn said.

He said local Ram restaurants are also planning to hold food drives for the agencies. The YWCA serves battered women and their children. EFN distributes food to more than 67 sites throughout Pierce County.

“This is the best outcome we ever could have imagined,” said Jessica Gavre, the development director for YWCA. “We are feeling very grateful for the community.”

Those interested in donating to the fund can do so online at ywcapiercecounty.org/online-gifts. Type “Ram Match Fund” in the information box. All donations will be split between the YWCA and EFN.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/

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Join Our Pumpkin Carving Party in Wheeling, IL!

October 17, 2013

We’re hosting a Pumpkin Carving Party in Wheeling, IL on October 26th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm!

Kids will receive an item from our Kids Menu, along with a kids drink and bubblegum ice cream. Adults will get their choice of a RAM Burger or Ranch Chicken Sandwich, a Caesar Salad, choice of chocolate or carrot cake, a fountain beverage and free beer samples!

We’ll provide each person with a pumpkin for carving! All tools, carving supplies and design outlines will be available for use at the restaurant.

Price: $10 Kids | $15 Adults

Reservations will be required for everyone interested. Please call us at (847) 520 – 1222 by October 23rd if you’re interested!

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The RAM Restaurant and Brewery Brings Home 4 Medals From GABF!

October 17, 2013

The RAM was honored this past weekend with one gold and three silver medals at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO! Headlining the heavy medal haul was the gold medal awarded to our flagship Hefeweizen beer in the South German Hefeweizen category! Bringing home silver medals were the Anaheim IPA from the Indianapolis RAM in the Field or Pumpkin Beer category, the Barrel Aged Frostbite Lager from the Wheeling, Illinois RAM in the Barrel-Aged Beer category, and the Bavarian Sun from the Schaumberg, Illinois RAM in the German-Style Wheat Beer category.

Hefeweizen joins two other RAM flagship brews with gold medals from the GABF; the Total Disorder Porter and Blonde were awarded gold medals in 2010 and 2011, respectively. These prized beers are on tap anytime at all of our RAM locations.

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. Tasting sessions offer attendees the opportunity to tour America’s brewing landscape with access to more than 2,800 different beers from 600 of the nation’s finest breweries. This year the GABF experts judged a total of 4,809 beers and awarded 252 medals in excellence in 74 beer-style categories.

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Join Our 5k Cancer Run/Walk in Sunrise Village on August 24th, 2013!

August 21, 2013

Let’s not talk about it…  Let’s WALK About it!

The Puyallup Sunrise RAM Mug Club is proud to present the 1st Annual 5k Cancer Run/Walk through Sunrise Village!  The fun takes place on August 24th, with registration opening at 10am, and the walk/run kicking off at 11am!

We’ll have a live DJ on site, a beer garden, and plenty of amazing raffle prizes!

To register ahead of time, please visit MySunriseVillage.com

Save a life and run or walk for the cause!

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Welcome to the new website!

August 12, 2013

Welcome to our newly-redesigned website! We’re incredibly happy to unveil the new layout, and we truly hope that you find it easier to use!

If you have any comments or suggestions for us, please feel free to send an email to feedback@theram.com .  Your opinions matter to us, and we’ll do our very best to accommodate your requests!

Game on!


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