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ZZHop commemorates RAM brewer

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Sep. 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm | No Comments »
September 2, 2009 6:12 pm

Another item from my inbox. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer goes to the brewer’s family …

The Ram Restaurant and Brewery is celebrating the life and brews of James ’Jim’ Patrick Quilter. …  Jim was a venerable brewer with a long and lustrous career. He began home brewing in the early ‘80’s, attracted by the economic benefits, and  was soon winning awards for his recipes. In 1990 he started brewing for Sierra Nevada followed by stints at Mad River, Butte Creek and Winthrop Brewing Company. In 2004 he started Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg, WA, which he later sold in 2007.  Jim went to work for The Ram Restaurant & Brewery as the head brewer for the University Village Ram where he remained until his untimely passing on June 26th 2009.
Jim’s legacy will live on in the beers he created including Iron Horse’s ‘Quilter’s Irish Death’ and The Rams’ ZZHOP,  Big Bud Lager aka “The Sofa King” and Cat Tread Red.  …

ZZHop is available at the following Ram Restaurant & Brewery Locations:

Lacey: 8100 C. Freedom Lane; 360-923-5900

Puyallup Sunrise Village:  10403 156th St. E.; 253-445-1005

Puyallup South Hill: 103 35th Ave. SE; 253-841-3317

Lakewood: 10019 59th Ave.; 253-584-3191

Tacoma: 3001 N. Ruston Way; 253-756-7886

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