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2014 RAMMYS Beer Program of the Year Finalists Shine May 8

The 2014 RAMMY Awards
April 25, 2014

Beer Nominees Hold In-House Promotions Thursday, May 8

Washington, DC (April 24, 2014)Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) has exciting special events planned for the 2014 RAMMY Awards Beer Program of the Year finalists.

On Thursday, May 8, Beer Program of the Year finalists will showcase their outstanding beer program through in-house promotions, reaffirming why they deserve to win one of the region’s premier industry accolades – a RAMMY. Guests are encouraged to come out and support their favorite watering hole.

Birch & Barley / ChurchKey
1337 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Starting at 6 PM, Birch & Barley and ChurchKey will feature drafts and casks from Surly Brewing Company at The Surly Brewing Company Draft & Cask Takeover. With no fewer than 10 rare and elusive Surly drafts and casks on tap, don’t miss the opportunity to taste amazing ales otherwise unavailable in Washington, DC.

Brasserie Beck
1101 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Brasserie Beck will keep the RAMMYS celebration going throughout the day with an all-day $10 Antigoon Beer and Brats Special. Opened by Chef Robert Wiedmaier in 2007, Beck's stunning and spacious bar boasts the city's most comprehensive Belgian beer list outside Belgium with nine draught beers and over 100 offered by the bottle.

Granville Moore’s
1238 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Any night of the week is special for beer at Granville Moore's due to the 60 Belgian bottles on the regular menu, 12 constantly rotating draft lines, and sheer volume of "off menu" offerings the staff is onsite to educate guests on. On Thursday, May 8, join the gastropub for special promotions that are sure to wow even the most educated beer connoisseur.

Lyon Hall
3100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Stop by Lyon Hall’s spacious patio on May 8 for a fabulous Pig Roast/BBQ. Executive Chef Matt Hill will roast two whole pigs and serve it up with his gourmet side dishes and desserts made by Executive Pastry Chef Bridie McCulla. Beer Director David McGregor will be holding court outside, pouring special draft offerings from house favorite breweries and hosting a special tasting session of “Barrel-Aged” Beers that have been cellared at Lyon Hall.

Mad Fox Brewing Company
444 W Broad Street,Falls Church, VA 22046

Mad Fox Brewing Company Executive Brewer and CEO Bill Madden will host brewery tours at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm, at the award winning Falls Church brewpub. Guests will learn all about the brewing process and even have the chance to sample the freshest beers straight from the fermenting vessels of Mad Fox’s state of the art brewing facility. After the tour, congregate at the massive 63 foot bar and enjoy over 18 drafts on tap among a variety of other products like the 2011 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal award winning Kellerbier Kölsch.

The winner will be announced at the 32nd Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the awards and sponsorship opportunities, visit or email


Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine for four consecutive years, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: its restaurants.

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.