GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews recently partnered with New Belgium to create the Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale. The beer, which will make its debut at the Great American Beer Festival on Oct. 6-8, was released to pair with Reb Robin’s Banzai Burger.
The recipe for the Banzai Burger features a fresh, fire-grilled patty glazed in teriyaki, topped with grilled pineapple, cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo on a sesame seed bun. New Belgium developed the beer to complement the burger's teriyaki and pineapple flavor profile.
“Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews continues to build its bar program by exploring craft beers, ‘Burger and Brew’ pairings and new drinks that incorporate fresh ingredients and new, bold flavors,” said Jonathan Muhtar, senior vice president and CMO at Red Robin. “Our collaboration with New Belgium to create the Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale showcases our creative approach to innovation.”
After its unveiling at the Great American Beer Festival, the Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale will be served on-tap at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants throughout Colorado.
“From inspiration to innovation, New Belgium shares a lot of the same passion and commitment as Red Robin,” said New Belgium Brewer, Dave Glor. “Partnering with Red Robin to create Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale is a great fit because they feel the same way about their world-class burgers as we do about our world-class beers.”
The Golden Ale style beer checks in at 5.5 percent alcohol by volume. 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 an Applewood smoked malt to give the beer a recognizable Banzai Burger finish.
During the Great American Beer Festival, Red Robin will also have two, hour-long sessions, where experts will discuss ‘Burgers and Brews’ combinations.
For more information on Red Robin and New Belgium’s partnership, visit Red Robin’s website.