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

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 DLeonard@theram.com.

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


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