Port City Brewing Company, of Alexandria, Virginia, has won another award. Port City brews have garnered many awards since their opening in January 2011. They have quickly established themselves as one of the leading small craft brewers in the Country. In 2015, Port City was named best small brewing company of the year at the elite Great American Beer Festival. This year the best small craft brewery took home the 2016 RAMMY for best Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year.
The list of nominees, descriptions of what the Rammy’s are all about, and the list of 2016 winners was taken from the Rammy’s web site at therammys.org:
Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: This nominee is a food or beverage artisan who creates a product that is then utilized by chefs and restaurants. Nominees in this category may be cheese makers, coffee roasters, vintners, brewers, distillers, bread bakers, chocolatiers, honey producers, farmers, an ice cream/gelato company and many more. The nominee must have been in business a minimum of one year by December 1, 2015.
- DC Brau Brewing Company
- Port City Brewing Company
- Don Ciccio & Figli
- Green Hat/New Columbia Distillers
- One Eight Distilling
The complete list of winners of the 34th Annual RAMMY Awards are:
Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaie
Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Le Diplomate
Everyday Casual Restaurant of the Year: Bar Pilar
New Restaurant of the Year: Maketto
Chef of the Year: Scott Drewno, The Source by Wolfgang Puck
Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Jonah Kim, Yona
Pastry Chef of the Year: Alex Levin, Osteria Morini
Wine Program of the Year: The Red Hen
Cocktail Program of the Year: 2 Birds 1 Stone
Beer Program of the Year: Right Proper Brewing Company
Service Program of the Year: Fiola
Restaurateur of the Year: Mike Isabella Concepts
Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: Port City Brewing Company
Favorite Gathering Place of the Year: Northside Social Coffee & Wine
Upscale Casual Brunch: Blue Duck Tavern
Everyday Casual Brunch: Duke’s Grocery
Favorite Fast Bites: Bub and Pop’s
Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: Republic National Distributing Company
Employee of the Year: Jorge Martinez, The Source by Wolfgang Puck
Manager of the Year: Jennifer Lucy, Estadio
About The RAMMYS
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.
About 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.
For more detailed information you may visit the Rammy’s web site at therammys.org.
Congratulations to Port City Brewing Company!