The RAM Wins Big at North American Beer Awards!

Lakewood, WA – The RAM Restaurant Group was honored for the 11th consecutive year by the North American Brewers’ Association at the 20th Annual North American Beer Awards, in conjunction with Idaho Beer Week, on June 3rd in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The Boise RAM was awarded four medals, including one silver and three bronze. The company also won three additional medals with brews from Fort Collins, CO and Tacoma, WA, including a Gold for the seasonal Barefoot Wit which taps at all RAM locations today. “We are excited to celebrate our 7 medals at this year’s North American Beer Awards! Huge accolades go to our team of talented and passionate brewers,” stated Director of Brewery Operations, Dave Leonard who was elated with the haul.

Long-time RAM Brewer Jake Talbot from the Boise RAM location, won a silver in the Barrel-Aged Beer category for Ground Hogs Revenge. “Ground Hogs Revenge was a collaboration that was a labor of love. The main thing we focused on was letting the beer sit in the tanks as long as possible to get the most flavor out of it that we could.” said Talbot.

For the 4th year in a row, the Boise RAM and Jake also brought home a medal for their Owhyee Oktoberfest, now a 2016 bronze medal winner in the Marzen-Oktoberfest Lager category. The Gordo Big Pumpkin won bronze in the Pumpkin or Pumpkin Spiced Beer category and the Bottle Rocket Helles won a bronze in the Helles Lager category.

In addition to the Boise medals, The RAM also won a Gold medal for their seasonal Barefoot Wit in the Belgian-Style Wit category and a bronze for Roggen in the Rye Beer category brewed by Blake Miller who proudly represents the Tacoma RAM location.

Also bringing home some hardware was Joe Bowden from the Fort Collins, CO C.B. & Potts brewing team. Their Irascible Zipper Barely Wine won a silver medal in the American-Style Barley Wine category.


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