For the 4th consecutive year, The RAM Restaurant Group, owners of C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery has participated in the ‘Ales for ALS’ national fundraising campaign to raise money for ALS research. The company’s IPA 4 ALS specialty beer has received overwhelming and ever-growing support from guests with $1 from every pint sold being donated to the cause. This year $23,000 was raised.
The ‘Ales for ALS’ program was created by Mike and Cheryl Smith of B.T. Loftus Ranches and Hopunion in Yakima, Washington to benefit ALS TDI’s mission to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS. Participating breweries receive a promising experimental one-of-a-kind hop pellet blend, free-of-charge, to create a great beer. At C.B. & Potts, it is known as “IPA 4 ALS.’
Company brewers teamed up to create a hop blend yielding the IPA dubbed ‘IPA 4 ALS,’ a hazy, golden-hued beer that bursts with tropical hop flavors of mango, peach, and citrus. Featuring Eukuanot, Loral, and Simcoe along with a quartet of experimental hops, this IPA recipe sparked excitement from guests and employees alike. “It is always special to see our guest’s excitement for our beers and adding the charitable cause behind this one raises the bar each year,” says Dave Leonard, Director of Beer.
C.B. & Potts, owned by The RAM Restaurant Group, is a Washington based, team-member owned restaurant and brewing company. The company’s 30 restaurants are favorite destinations for guests who appreciate quality food and fresh, local beer brewed on site. The RAM opened their first restaurant location 48 years ago in Lakewood, Washington. The first C.B. & Potts opened in Fort Collins in 1974.
In 1995, the company opened their first brewery location and now most restaurants have on-site breweries. The award-winning brewery program continues to be recognized regularly as an industry leader for creating highly acclaimed and drinkable selections. In 2018 the company celebrated its 52nd medal awarded by The Great American Beer Festival.
In Colorado, C.B. & Potts locations are in Westminster, Denver Tech, Highlands Ranch, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, and in Fort Collins at Foothills and Collindale. There are 21 RAM locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio in addition to C.I. Shenanigans in Tacoma, Washington and The Stonehouse in Boise, Idaho. The company prides itself on being community-involved. Since 1971, The RAM Restaurant Group has donated over $1,000,000 back to the hometowns they serve through a variety of philanthropic initiatives.
The RAM Restaurant Group is proudly team-member owned and includes over 1,700 people who are dedicated to excellence and superior service to over 100,000 weekly guests that visit the company Restaurants & Breweries.
For additional information regarding C.B. & Potts’ participation in ‘Ales for ALS’ please contact Director of Brewery Operations Dave Leonard at DLeonard@theram.com.
To learn more about the ‘Ales for ALS’ program please visit https://a4a.als.net.