We received a press release today from the RAM officially announcing something we started hearing rumors about a few weeks ago. Dave Leonard has been promoted and is now the company’s Director of Brewing Operations.
Congratulations to Dave. Keep up the good work! Here’s the press release from the RAM.
Local Brewer Named Director of Brewing Operations for RAM International!
LAKEWOOD, WA – The RAM is proud to announce that Regional Brewer, Dave Leonard, has been promoted to Director of Brewing Operations for the RAM International Family of Restaurants. Leonard was hired as the Head Brewer for the Puyallup, Washington South Hill RAM in 2005 and moved to a Regional Brewer role at the Seattle Northgate RAM in 2007. Leonard will continue as a Regional Brewer in the Puget Sound area while taking on new Director duties for the RAM’s 30 restaurant and brewery locations.
A Montesano, WA native, Leonard attended the University of Washington, majoring in Landscape Architecture. He discovered his love of brewing in 1999 as a home brewer and eventually landed a Night Brewer job at Mac & Jacks Brewing Company in Redmond, WA in 2003.
On his new role, Leonard commented, “My favorite thing about the beer industry is the camaraderie within the brewing community and getting to enjoy great beer. This job allows me to work with some of the best award-winning brewers in the industry while continuing to grow awareness of our RAM beer selections.”