If you’re looking for a tasty and unique dinner option that won’t empty your pocketbook, head to the The Ram Restaurant and Brewery in downtown Indianapolis. A family-owned chain with 17 stores throughout the Midwest, it manages to radiate a friendly, casual atmosphere amidst becoming one of the hottest restaurants in Indianapolis.
First, there’s the beer: the choices are pretty much endless, as you would expect from any high-class brewery. Living up to their motto of “Bigger, Better, Fresher,” The Ram’s dedication to good beer has paid off in spades, winning them medals from the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, and several state competitions. This is one establishment that’s serious about their beer, and this brewery can stand up to any other Indianapolis bar for selection and taste!
And Indianapolis loves them for it, going back again and again for the “Buttface Blond Ale,” an amber ale with caramel undertones and a sweet finish (a popular pick for beer skeptics); the “Big Horn Hefeweizen,” a German-style beer with a surprising hint of banana; and the “Total Disorder Porter,” a full brew tasting slightly of chocolate and caramel. An extensive wine list and full bar are available too for those who never developed a taste for beer.
The appetizers compliment your first round of drinks perfectly. One of the most popular choices on the long list of starters at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery are the “Loaded Ram Chips”: French-fried potato chips that are seasoned and smothered in melted cheese, bacon and chives with garlic sour cream on the side. If you’re a Buttface Blond Ale lover, be sure to try the “Amber Ale Rock Shrimp and Cheese Dip,” a rich cheese sauce made with the ale, filled with rock shrimp, green onions and garlic, and served with warm flatbread for dipping.
When it’s time to choose your main course, you might find yourself having a dilemma due to the mammoth size of the menu. Steak, shrimp, chicken and pasta compete with the famous burgers, and just like the appetizer menu, you’ll find numerous dishes prepared with the Ram Restaurant and Brewery‘s award-winning beers. The Alaskan Arctic Cod, served battered with Big Horn Hefeweizen and fried to perfection along with steak fries and coleslaw, is only one option incorporating The Ram’s unique brews. If you’re in more of a chicken mood, the Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich should leave you feeling full and satisfied. Marinated in Buttface Amber Ale and spicy chipotle peppers, then brushed with Total Disorder BBQ sauce, it isn’t for the faint of heart!
For more information on the Ram Restaurant and Brewery, including a full menu and hours, please visit the restaurant’s homepage.
The Ram Restaurant and Brewery
140 S Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN 43225
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