After recently introducing a Chicken & Waffle burger, Red Robin announces another new addition to its menu, its first-ever, burger-inspired beer.
The chain has partnered with New Belgium to create the Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale. The special release beer is inspired by Red Robin’s famous Banzai Burger, and will make its debut at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver next month.
The recipe for the Banzai Burger features a fire-grilled patty glazed in teriyaki, topped with grilled pineapple, Cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo on a sesame seed bun. To accurately capture the unique components of the burger, New Belgium developed the beer to complement the burger’s teriyaki and pineapple flavor profile.
For the Golden Ale-style beer, New Belgium brewmasters used ginger, brown sugar and black malt to build up the soy and umami notes, followed by a dose of pineapple chunks and a touch of Applewood smoked malt to give the beer a recognizable Banzai Burger finish.
After its unveiling at the Great American Beer Festival, Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale will be served on-tap at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants throughout Colorado while supplies last.