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Red Robin's Beer Milkshake: Best of Both Worlds

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Have you ever had that dilemma... you know, the one where you can't decide whether to have a beer or a milkshake with your burger? Oh, well, maybe that's just me. Anyhow, the folks at Red Robin restaurants have swooped in with a solution this problem by introducing a cold beer milkshake for the chain's fall menu.

Now through Nov. 11 (or until supplies last), Red Robin is featuring the Samuel Adams Octoberfest Milkshake – a unique adult milkshake made with creamy soft serve ice cream, Samuel Adams Octoberfest draft, vanilla and caramel. 

Yeah, I know, it sounds kind of weird. But it might be worth a try. The Red Robin brass seems confident it will be a fall crowdpleaser.

“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.”

Along with the Octoberfest Milkshake, Red Robin also has an appetizer suggestion to try as a complement to the shake—Warm Pretzel Bites.  These are soft pretzel bites served warm with Merkts beer cheese dip and tangy beer mustard.

Really gettiing into the Octoberfest spirit, Red Robin also recommends trying the Tavern Burger, Pub Crawl Style.  This new pub-inspired burger is topped with Wisconsin’s famous Merkts beer cheese spread, beer mustard-onions and bacon. Other seasonal offerings, available for a limited time only, include:

  • Oktoberfest Bürger – This creative Oktoberfest-inspired burger has a toasted pretzel bun slathered with beer mustard, topped with a fire-grilled beef patty, melted Swiss cheese, beer mustard sautéed onions, Black Forest ham and green leaf lettuce.
  • St. Louis Butter Cake – Warm caramel apples paired with rich, buttery cake is served over vanilla ice cream and topped with caramel drizzle and whipped cream. 
  • Honey Bourbon Lemonade – This twist on Red Robin’s classic lemonade has a little kick to it.  The adults-only lemonade is a blend of Red Stag Honey Tea Bourbon and Minute Maid lemonade, shaken with fresh mint and agave nectar. 

"We wanted to capture the flavors of fall to craft savory and sweet dishes for our guests,” said Dave Woolley, executive chef of Red Robin.  “The variety of seasonal ingredients, like beer cheese, mustard spreads and caramel apple flavors, promises to bring the spirit of Oktoberfest to every table.”  

This is making me hungry for the crisp autumn days that are surely ahead. Enough with the hot weather already!  

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