Quietly and without fanfare, the Rams Head celebrated 25 years in business on December 15, 2014. But in January, after the busy holiday season, we turned up the music and celebrated!
Around 7pm, a few toasts were made! Welcoming the crowd was President and Owner, Kyle Muehlhauser who thanked all everyone who supported us over the last 25 years. The city of Annapolis declared December 15th Rams Head Day with an official proclamation read by me, Erin McNaboe. Chef Greg “Cowboy” Richardson drove up from North Carolina where he owns/operates his own restaurant, Hutch & Harris. He shared words of Muehlhauser wisdom and appreciation after entering into his own venture. Kurt Sturn, a friend and former accountant for the Rams Head Group, shared his “Harvard Business” lessons learned while working alongside Bill Muehlhauser – there was a lot of laughter. Jeff Armiger of BB&T shared the trials & tribulations, yet tremendous determination that Bill Muehlhauser possessed while expanding the Rams Head concept. The first brewer for Fordham Brewing, Allen Young, also spoke to the early days of the brewery and the great fun they had. Two special gifts were presented as well, one from 103.1 WRNR – a platinum record to celebrate our 25 years and from Special Olympics of Maryland, a hand-carved polar bear to commemorate our commitment to the Polar Bear Plunge. Bill Muehlhauser closed the stage with a few, heartfelt words.
The party than opened to the public and the celebration began! $1.25 Fordham Beers, Fireball and Finlandia drinks were celebrated with throwback pricing. Free concert tickets to Rams Head Live and Rams Head On Stage were shared. Silopanna Music Festival T-shirts were shared with the crowd. Delicious cupcakes from Caroline’s Cakes and the Tavern jammed with tunes from Mike McHenry.
The young and old came and celebrated. Reunions were had by many past employees who hadn’t seen each other in years. Quite a few revelers yelled, “Let’s do this again next week.” I do believe a good time was had by all.
Thank you to so many who have supported us throughout the years! It’s been a fun ride and we look forward to the next 25 years of Food, Fun & Beer!
Special Thanks for the Evening Goes to: Rams Head Tavern Annapolis Staff & Management, Sysco Foods, Katcef Brothers, Fordham & Dominion Brewing, EJ Gallo, Michael Hughes & 103.1 WRNR, Jim Schmutz & Special Olympics of Maryland, The City of Annapolis, BB&T and Jeff Armiger, Kurt Sturn, Greg “Cowboy” Richardson, Allen Young, The Geckos, Oreo, Mike McHenry, Glenn A. Miller Photography, Royal Bundy, Lexi Forster, Gerard Venida, Jason White (Rams Head Shore House), Brian Dunbar (Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill), York Flowers, Caroline’s Cakes and I’m hoping I didn’t forget anyone.
And thank you for the Press Coverage:
The Capital Newspaper: Rams Head celebrates quarter-century on national, local music scene
John Frenaye & Eye on Annapolis: Happy Birthday Rams Head Tavern