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2016 RAMMYS Beer Program of the Year Finalists Shine in May

April 18, 2016

Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2016 RAMMY Award for Beer Program of the Year have exciting special events and promotions planned for Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6. During that week the five finalists will showcase their outstanding offerings through in-house promotions, reaffirming why they deserve to win one of the region’s premier industry accolades – a RAMMY Award. Guests are encouraged to come out and support their favorite watering hole throughout the week.

The week of May 2, any guest who posts photos at a RAMMYS beer program finalist location using the Instagram handle @RAMWdc and hashtag #RAMMYSBeer will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the 2016 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 12. Winners will be contacted via Instagram prior to the RAMMYS.

The winners for all categories will be announced at the 34th Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the awards and sponsorship opportunities, email or call 202-331-5990.

The Arsenal at Bluejacket

300 Tingey Street SE

Washington, DC 20003


To celebrate The Arsenal at Bluejacket recently being named a RAMMYS finalist and to highlight its commitment to food and beer pairings on every level, Bluejacket will be debuting the Big Train Burger with a week-long vintage beer pairing for $18. Each day the new burger, which is topped with smokey onion rings, jalapeno relish, aged cheddar and steak sauce, will be paired with a brew hand-picked from our cellar of vintage rarities by Beer Director Greg Engert.

Granville Moore’s

1238 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002


Granville Moore’s is hosting an exciting array of events for beer lovers in the Atlas District. On Monday, May 2, fans are called to “Drain the Drafts” and enjoy 30% off all drafts from 8pm until close. Tuesday, May 3 brings “Tour de Geuze,” during which the bar will spotlight hard-to-come-by Belgian brews from Wetten Importers. On Wednesday, May 4, Granville Moore’s is teaming up with fellow finalist Right Proper Brewing Company for a special beer dinner as well as 25% off all Trappist beers. Thursday, May 5 is a chance for patrons to take a sneak peek into the restaurant’s “Stuff We Don’t Want to Share,” such as its newest reserve and hard-to-find brews, while guests on Friday can celebrate the end of the week during “Yes We ‘Can’,” a spotlight of local and canned Belgian beers.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009


Jack Rose Restaurant & Beer Director, Nahem Simon presents the "Barrel-Aged Collaboration Celebration,” a week showcasing five rare, exclusive barrel-aged brews, paired with their barrel-holding counterpart, whether that be bourbon or a cocktail. Jack Rose will also showcase five rare barrel-aged beers from the 50/50 Eclipse collection, featuring annually-released brews aged in various bourbon barrels paired with their respective whiskey drams. At the Saloon Bar, Simon has curated a Beer Supper Plate, featuring five rare beer tastings not usually available by the short pour, paired with seasonal snacks from Chef Russell Jones. Here is the line-up:

  • Flying Dog JRDS Bourbock 2015 (Maibock aged for 4-6 mo. in JRDS Willett 11yr, Jefferson's Reserve & Ocean bourbon barrels & blended - Exclusive to Jack Rose Dining Saloon)
    • Pairing: Jefferson’s Reserve
  • Flying Dog JRDS Double Barrel-Aged Horn Dog 2014 (English Barleywine aged for 3 months in proprietary JRDS Jefferson’s & Jim Beam Bourbon barrels & blended - Exclusive to Jack Rose Dining Saloon)
    • Pairing: Jim Beam
  • Perennial Dealer's Choice - Jack Rose (American Strong Ale brewed with apple, pomegranate & key lime juice - Collaboration with Jack Rose Dining Saloon)
    • Pairing: Jack Rose cocktail
  • De Silly Jack Rose Silly Willett 2016 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale aged for 4 months in Jack Rose Dining Saloon's 12yr Willett Bourbon barrels - Collaboration with Jack Rose Dining Saloon)
    • Pairing: Willett 12-year
  • Devil's Backbone JRDS Willett 12yr Sour Old Ale 2015 (Sour Old Ale - Old Glen aged for 6 months in JRDS Willett 12 year bourbon barrel - Exclusive to Jack Rose Dining Saloon)
    • Pairing: Willett 12-year
  • FiftyFifty Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12yr. (Purple Wax) 2014 or 2015
    • Pairing: Elijah Craig 12-year
  • FiftyFifty Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams (Black Wax) 2013
    • Pairing: Evan Williams bourbon
  • FiftyFifty Eclipse Stout - Four Roses (Red Wax) 2013 or 2014
    • Pairing: Four Roses Single Barrel
  • FiftyFifty Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon (Tangerine Wax) 2014 or 2015
    • Pairing: High West American Prairie
  • FiftyFifty Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve (Blue Pearl Wax) 2014 or 2015
    • Pairing: Woodford Reserve


6939 Laurel Ave

Takoma Park, MD 20912


Republic invites all DC beer enthusiasts to explore its draft beer selection from May 2 to May 6, during which all draft beer pints are $7. Republic will also be serving beers exclusive to its location; guests seeking minute-by-minute updates about available specials are encouraged to follow Republic on social media (@RepublicTakoma) during the week.

Right Proper Brewing Company

624 T Street NW

Washington, DC 20001


Right Proper Brewing Company is tapping into its ever-changing beer selection from May 2 to May 6 to showcase the breadth and quality of its offerings. As a highlight on Tuesday, May 3, Right Proper will showcase one of its aged vintage beers, which has remained untouched for several months to develop nuanced taste and characteristics. Right Proper will announce its offerings throughout the week on social media (@RightProperBeer).


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 since 2009, 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.