“Nothing says Oktoberfest better than a beer, so I incorporated the fun spirit of Red Robin into this innovative milkshake,” said Donna Ruch, master mixologist with Red Robin. “Now, our guests don’t have to choose between a beer or a shake to go with their burger. They can have the very best of both in our new Octoberfest Milkshake.”
This is not a new concoction. What makes it fab is the fact that you should be able to get from sea-to-shining-sea in every one of their 400-plus eateries. Made with Sam Adams Octoberfest draft and a heavy squirt of caramel and vanilla syrup, you’ll be able to cop one until the last call on November 11th.
Red Robin shoots the moon with its Oktoberfest menu. Beer included in all of these items. Snatch-up an Oktoberfest Bürger (toasted pretzel bun, beer mustard, a beef patty, melted Swiss cheese, beer mustard sautéed onions, Black Forest ham, and lettuce) or a Pub Crawl Tavern Style burger (Wisconsin Merkts beer cheese spread, beer mustard-onions, and bacon).
Other than a burger, try the warm Pretzel Bites. They come with a dip that’s also made with Merkts beer cheese dip and a tangy beer mustard.
Generally, these kind of odd treats expose themselves around St. Paddy’s Day. There’s the green beer, but TGI Friday’s has been brewing-up milkshakes that use Guinness stout.
As for the burger joint, Red Robin has plans to expand their alcohol-tainted milkshake even more in the future.
Why are we seeing a push toward kooky shakes? It’s the marketplace. Everybody that sells ground beef fare is trying to differentiate their brand from the next guy. That’s why you saw the wacked-out bacon-flavored milkshakes at Jack in the Box earlier in the year. And with more-and-more gourmet burger shops popping-up, experimentation is bound to hit a fever-pitch to capture market share.
You’ve got to be legal to sip one, but if you’ve got 5-bucks try it during its limited run.
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