A celebration and memorial is brewing at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery on August 26 for Jim Quilter. Unfortunately, Ed and I will be out of town and unable to attend but we want to honor the man that inspired Quilter’s Irish Death, one of our favorite brews. We are looking for a guest blogger that can attend the event and raise a glass to Jim. Contact us if you are willing to attend and do a brief write up on the event.


The Ram Restaurant and Brewery will is celebrating the life and brews of James “Jim” Patrick Quilter Wednesday August 26th (Jim’s Birthday) at the University Village Ram. The release party will begin at 3pm with the ceremonial tapping of the first keg of ZZ HOP, feature a special cask conditioned version and feature many other beers designed and inspired by Jim. All sales of ZZ Hop sold during the party and revenue generated from t-shirts and other ZZ Hop merchandise will be donated to Jim’s family. Additionally, there will be ZZ Hop will be on pouring at all the RAM’s available in the Northwest locations region stores and $.25 per pint sold will be donated to the family.

The Beer Line Up will Include…All sales of these beers will be donated to the family

ZZ HOP –  A Single Hop Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Cascade (Jim’s
ZZ HOPS – Bigger, Stronger, Hoppier brewed with the 3 C’s Chinook, Cascade, Centennial Cat

Tread Red – A full bodied Red Ale brewed with lots of Palisade and Centennial – inspired by the license plate holder on Jim’s Harley “Lose your Cat…Check under my Tire”
Big Bud aka ‘The Sofa King’ Lager – An old home brew recipe of Jim’s, a pre-prohibition American Style Pilsner brewed with 20% flaked rice, lots of German tradition and weighs in at a hefty 6.5%
2008 Barrel Aged DawgSled – a big malty brown ale aged for 8 months in a Jack Danniels Barrel – limited availability.

ZZ Hop Release Party

Wednesday, August 26, 3 p.m.-
U Village Ram
2650 NE University Village St.
Seattle, WA  98105
(206) 525-3565

You can read more about the life and brews of Jim Quilter at the Pickled Liver.