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2017 RAMMYS Beer Program of the Year Finalists Shine in June

June 25, 2017

Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2017 RAMMY Award for Beer Program of the Year have exciting special events and promotions planned for Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30. 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 June 26, 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 2017 RAMMY Awards Gala on July 30. Contest winner will be contacted via Instagram prior to the RAMMYS.

The winners for all categories will be announced at the 35th Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the awards and sponsorship opportunities, email or call 202-331-5990.

B Side
8298 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA 22031

B Side wants to show off what earned them a nomination for this year’s Beer Program of the Year award, and will be offering 4 oz. pours of ten different, rare sours pulled from our bottle cellar paired with charcuterie.

District Commons
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

Starting June 26, District Commons will host representatives from various breweries in their bar and lounge area from 4pm to 7pm. The reps will be loaded with swag, prizes, and samplings of their beer.

  • Monday, June 26 – Blue Point Brewing Company
  • Tuesday, June 27 – New Belgium Brewing Company
  • Wednesday, June 28 – Goose Island Brewing Company
  • Thursday, June 29 – 3 Stars Brewing Company
  • Friday, June 30 – Dominion Brewing Company

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Jack Rose Dining Saloon & Beer Director Nahem Simon present the 2nd Annual "Barrel-Aged Collaboration Celebration” from Monday, June 26, to Friday, June 30.

Since its opening almost six years ago, Jack Rose has collaborated with countless craft and historic breweries from around the world, such as DC’s 3 Stars and Atlas Brew Works, Maryland’s Flying DogAviator in North Carolina, Saucony Creek in Pennsylvania, Chicago’s Goose Island and Off Color, St. Louis’ Perennial Artisan Ales, and even Belgium’s Brasserie de Silly. These collaborations, featuring beers aged in the bar's own whiskey barrels, set Jack Rose apart from the rest, not only serving beers that no one else in the country can offer, but being involved in the actual production.

To celebrate its second RAMMY nomination in a row for “Beer Program of the Year,” Jack Rose & Beer Director Nahem Simon present the 2nd Annual "Barrel-Aged Collaboration Celebration” - a week showcasing three rare, exclusive barrel-aged brews (aged in Jack Rose’s own proprietary barrels), paired with the corresponding whiskey from the barrel in which it was aged.

The three beers include:

  • Brasserie de Silly "Jack Rose Silly Willett" 2015
    • Belgian Strong Dark Ale aged for 4 months in Jack Rose Dining Saloon's 12yr Willett Bourbon barrels
    • Pairing: Willett 12-year
  • Port City JRDS Willett Rye Barrel-Aged Porter 2016
    • Pairing: Willett 3-year rye
  • Right Proper "Baron Nahem” 2017
    • Biere de Garde Baron Corvo aged in Jack Rose Dining Saloon’s 3-year-old Willett Rye barrels 
    • Pairing: Willett 3-year rye 

Jack Rose will also showcase a slew of rare brews from Ardent Craft Ales, J. Wakefield, The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Co., and Cigar City all week long.

6939 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

To celebrate the nomination for best beer program, Republic is flexing with $5 beers all week long. The $5 Flex includes all of Brett Robison's hand selected drafts as well as a daily rotation of a rare, limited beer from breweries like Manor Hill, RAR, Denizens, Jailbreak and more. 

Roofers Union
2446 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Roofers Union is excited to participate in this year’s Beer Program of the Year Showcase to exhibit their selection of delicious beers. In honor of this showcase, Roofers Union will be offering half off prices on their entire bottle selection.


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.