Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2018)—Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2018 RAMMY Award for Beer Program of the Year and Cocktail Program of the Year have exciting special events and promotions planned from Monday, May 21, through Friday, June 1. During the week of May 21, all five Beer Program of the Year finalists will showcase their outstanding offerings through in-house promotions, while some Cocktail Program of the Year finalists will offer specialty cocktails the week of May 28, 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 last two weeks of May. As we get closer to the end of the month, make sure to visit therammys.org/2018-promos to stay up-to-date with more cocktail finalist details.
The week of May 21, 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 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. Similarly, any guest who posts photos at a RAMMYS cocktail program finalist location the week of May 28, using the Instagram handle @RAMWdc and hashtag #RAMMYSCocktails, will also be entered to win a pair of tickets to the RAMMYS. Contest winners will be contacted via Instagram prior to the RAMMYS.
The winners for all categories will be announced at the 36th Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the awards and sponsorship opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-331-5990.
Beer Finalists – promos to be held May 21 to May 25:
Brasserie Beck, 1101 K Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20005 | 202.408.1717
Brasserie Beck wants to show off their famous lambic tastes created by Oud Beersel, the Belgian lambic producer. Each night, the chef will prepare a special dish specifically to pair with a different offering from Oud Beersel’s portfolio – and each guest who orders the dish/beer pairing will receive a token to unlock a $1 pour of Oud Beersel’s Oak-Aged Tripel when they release it at a special happy hour at the bar on Friday, May 25!
The Sovereign, 1206 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20007, 202.774.5875
The Sovereign is incredibly honored by its RAMMYS nomination for Beer Program of the Year. Join them the week of May 21 as they celebrate this special occasion with a week full of events. Beginning on Monday, May 21, and continuing through Friday, May 25, The Sovereign will host a unique beer-inspired event each day. Join the Georgetown restaurant for what is sure to be a memorable week.
TRAPPIST BEER w/ CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE – Monday, May 21
A showcase of 6 of the finest Belgian Trappist ales – including Westvleteren, Achel & Orval – paired with artisanal cheese and charcuterie. Enjoy a flight of 3 beers with pairings for only $20.
MODERN MASTERS OF BELGIAN BREWING: DE LA SENNE & BLAUGIES – Tuesday, May 22
Join us as we highlight two of our favorite producers from Belgium, Brasserie De La Senne and Brasserie de Blaugies, and pour some rare drafts from each brewery.
BELGIAN DELIGHTS: WAFFLES & BEER – Wednesday, May 23
Try 4 of Executive Chef Peter Smith’s unique spins on the classic Belgian liege waffle, alongside Beer Director Greg Engert’s Belgian beer pairings. Enjoy a liege waffle and beer pairing for only $10 each.
THE FUTURE OF BELGIAN BEER: VERZET & JANDRAIN-JANDRENOUILLE – Thursday, May 24
We are showcasing two of Belgium’s most exciting young brewers, Brouwerij t’Verzet and Brasserie Jandrain-Jandrenouille. Rarely seen stateside, don’t miss your chance to taste this exquisite lineup of beers.
“LITTLE HEADBUTTS” – KOPSTOOTJE NIGHT! – Friday, May 25
Belgium’s answer to the Boilermaker, a Kopstootje is a refreshing brew, typically a Witbier or Blond Ale, served next to a shot of Genever. Try 1 of 5 different Kopstootjes, a draft beer and shot, for only $10 each. Sláinte!
Owens Ordinary, 11820 Trade Street
North Bethesda, Md. 20852 | 301.245.1226
Owen’s Ordinary is thrilled to be nominated for Beer Program of the Year for the 2018 RAMMY Awards. Help the Pike & Rose staple celebrate this huge honor in the most fitting way possible—with beer! Beginning Monday, May 21, and continuing through Friday, May 25, they will host a jam-packed week of special events and tappings, highlighting the best of local and national craft beer. Stop by throughout the week and enjoy a brew.
DRINK LOCAL: MARYLAND BREWERY ALL-NIGHT HAPPY HOUR! – Monday, May 21
We’re taking $2 off all local Maryland-brewed drafts all night. Expect a slew of specialties from breweries such as RAR, Burley Oak, Union and more!
1/2 PRICE BOTTLE NIGHT – Tuesday, May 22
Beer Director Greg Engert has prepared a special list of bottles, offered at an incredible price. We can’t ruin the surprise, but you don’t want to miss this!
WHO’S GOT NEXT: UP & COMING MD BREWERS – Wednesday, May 23
Join us as we shine a spotlight on a trio of exciting young Maryland brewers, Cushwa Brewing Company, Monument City Brewing Company & Mully’s Brewery.
UNION PRESENTS… THE OLD PRO INVITATIONAL – Thursday, May 24
Test your skills on Union’s 3-hole putt-putt course, all while enjoying 15 different drafts from the Baltimore brewery. Get a hole-in-one and your first Union beer is on us!
PUCKER UP: SOURS NIGHT! – Friday, May 25
Join us as we pour some of our favorite tart and funky ales from the likes of Cascade, Anchorage, Grimm and more. Fans of sour beer won’t want to miss this!
Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave,
Takoma Park, Md. 20912, 301.270.3000
Mention the RAMMY Awards at Republic from May 21 through May 25 to receive a complimentary mini beer from Republic’s seasonal rotating list of mini beers.
Roofers Union, 2446 18th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20009 | 202.232.7663
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 extend their popular Tuesday evening Geek Night special when bottled beers are all half-price, to a Geek Week and offer their bottled beer selection for half-price all week.
Cocktail Finalists – promos to be held May 28 to June 1:
Barmini by Jose Andres, 501 9th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20004 | 202.393.4451
From May 28 through June 1, to experience the technique and artistry of its beverage program, barmini invites guests in to try its Cultural Mosaic featuring rye, lemon, grapefruit, medjool dates, cardamom, and egg white.
Royal, 501 Florida Ave Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20001 | 202.332.7777
To celebrate its second RAMMYS nomination for Cocktail Program of the Year”, Royal in LeDroit Park has created a unique, savory cocktail which represents the bar’s innovative, Latin American-inspired food and drink concept. The Aji Daq is a Colombian riff on the classic daiquiri, incorporating aji sauce made with cilantro, scallions, tomato, peppers and vinegar, with white rum, fresh lime and cane sugar. This culinary-inspired cocktail will be available at $13 all week.