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(Fox News)   Red Robin (Yum) now offering milkshakes made with Sam Adams Octoberfest (Yum?)   (foxnews.com) divider line 147
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2012-09-11 06:50:28 PM  
Yum! owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut but I don't think they own Red Robin.
 
zez
2012-09-11 06:50:39 PM  
Had some of this over the weekend, good stuff.
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2012-09-11 06:51:13 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: I don't usually drink Sam Adams but when I do it's Octoberfest. Not a bad fall beer.

/I know all you hipster beer snobs are going to say "nooooooooooo that isn't a specialty microbrew with 500 million tons of hops in it" but all your ironic mustaches are stupid so your arguments invalid.


I thought drinking Sam Adams made me a "hipster beer snob". So I've been told in a lot of Fark threads.
 
2012-09-11 06:53:29 PM  
Personally I think Dick Grayon is hotter, but Tim Drake's okay. Nice buns on him.
 
2012-09-11 06:53:54 PM  

HeartBurnKid: I thought drinking Sam Adams made me a "hipster beer snob". So I've been told in a lot of Fark threads.


The fact the "you" drink it (where you == anyone not in the special circle of hipsterdom) means it's gone mainstream and lost it's hipster cred.
 
2012-09-11 06:54:19 PM  

Gig103: You can order any burger with the pretzel bun. I suggest you do this.


Yeah, what the hell happened to pretzel bread? For a while there everyone had at least one sandwich on pretzel bread and now it's gone. And that shiat's good.
 
2012-09-11 06:54:40 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com + www.joyofbaking.com = Yum! 
 
2012-09-11 06:55:47 PM  

LonMead: They changed corporate owners. My biggest complaint is they took the chili off the menu.


They're still RRGB, have been for a while now.
 
2012-09-11 06:56:25 PM  

brewssuds: HeartBurnKid: I thought drinking Sam Adams made me a "hipster beer snob". So I've been told in a lot of Fark threads.

The fact the "you" drink it (where you == anyone not in the special circle of hipsterdom) means it's gone mainstream and lost it's hipster cred.


So am I a "hipster snob" this week, or am I part of the "unwashed masses"? I'm horribly confused.

/if it helps, I don't drink Bud or Coors or other cheap beers. Life's too short for shiatty beer.
//including PBR. That shiat's awful.
 
2012-09-11 07:02:20 PM  

Shazam999: Interesting. I haven't been to one in ages, so there you go. No brats at the one I used to go to though. I always thought their food was fine, a hell of a lot better than other chains.


For me, for general burger-type-things, nothing beats Smashburger.
 
2012-09-11 07:03:46 PM  
Sam Adams: craft beer for people who think Red Robin is worth the money.
 
2012-09-11 07:04:20 PM  

HeartBurnKid: //including PBR. That shiat's awful.


PBR is a marketing success. When I was younger, PBR was a very inexpensive beer, but they spend a ton of money since then slowly building their brand as a non-mainstream beer by doing band sponsorships and things like that. Eventually caught on with the hipster and "yuppies who don't want to feel like yuppies". Then, slowly raised the price to it's now undeserved heights.

But that's nothing new in the booze industries. There's all sorts of beer and liquor that is priced high due to name, not quality.
 
2012-09-11 07:05:18 PM  

GAT_00: FishyFred: downstairs: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


Really?  I'm not a beer drinker anymore, but SA was my favorite Oktoberfest beer by far.  In terms of readily available beers you could get at Costco.

I haven't had it this year, but word from my friends is that it sucks this year.

Had a couple from a tap Friday. It was all right. Wasn't the greatest thing ever but it was a long way from sucking.


Aim for the shiat, land among the piss.
 
2012-09-11 07:06:30 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Shazam999: Interesting. I haven't been to one in ages, so there you go. No brats at the one I used to go to though. I always thought their food was fine, a hell of a lot better than other chains.

For me, for general burger-type-things, nothing beats Smashburger.


Yeah, there's one that opened right by my house and it is quite good. WOM must have gotten around because it's busy all the time.
 
2012-09-11 07:07:29 PM  
Oh great. I can get a brain freeze now and get a headache later. Seriously, Sam Adams stuff gives me the same headache as Michelob used to.
 
2012-09-11 07:10:39 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: How do they keep the fizz from going nutso when they blend it?


Batarangs.
 
2012-09-11 07:11:19 PM  
I had a beer float once about 5 years ago (didn't order it off the menu, just mixed beer and vanilla ice cream to see what would happen). It was oddly delicious.
 
2012-09-11 07:11:51 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: I don't usually drink Sam Adams but when I do it's Octoberfest. Not a bad fall beer.

/I know all you hipster beer snobs are going to say "nooooooooooo that isn't a specialty microbrew with 500 million tons of hops in it" but all your ironic mustaches are stupid so your arguments invalid.


i478.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 07:12:10 PM  
I don't think of myself as a hipster food snob, and I used to go to Red Robin from time to time.

The last few times I went, it ranged from average to bad, so I stopped going.

Two out of three Red Robins in my area are permanently closed. The third was temporarily closed (locked out due to failure to pay rent) and has since reopened under new management. I suspect it won't stay open very long.
 
2012-09-11 07:13:08 PM  

HeartBurnKid: /if it helps, I don't drink Bud or Coors or other cheap beers. Life's too short for shiatty beer.
//including PBR. That shiat's awful.



Those are actually not too terrible for making lighter beer breads and biscuits. Personally, I prefer the more aromatic beer breads, but without that skanky funk pale ales and the like impart. Guinness Black Lager seems to be the best balance I've found between light and heavy.
 
2012-09-11 07:14:21 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson = King of the thread.
 
2012-09-11 07:18:12 PM  
David Lister would know a thing or two about Beer shakes. They go good with curry, and may kill the Vindaloo.
 
2012-09-11 07:22:57 PM  
OT, where did the cyberroach thread go?
 
2012-09-11 07:23:04 PM  

basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


Ever had Marshall's Oktoberfest?
 
2012-09-11 07:24:21 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: OT, where did the cyberroach thread go?


"Duplicate of another approved link: 7312953"
 
2012-09-11 07:24:26 PM  

ElLoco: HeartBurnKid: /if it helps, I don't drink Bud or Coors or other cheap beers. Life's too short for shiatty beer.
//including PBR. That shiat's awful.


Those are actually not too terrible for making lighter beer breads and biscuits. Personally, I prefer the more aromatic beer breads, but without that skanky funk pale ales and the like impart. Guinness Black Lager seems to be the best balance I've found between light and heavy.


Actually, I usually do beer breads with Sam Adams (just the regular Boston Lager). They come out pretty nice.
 
2012-09-11 07:24:29 PM  
I actually got to try this a few weeks ago. A few friends and I were getting a gift for a wedding, and decided to have a few beers. Red Robin was the closest establishment, and we convinced them to open up the keg of Octoberfest. They mentioned the Octoberfest milkshake would be coming out, and they gave us samples (that were not made with the official recipe, mind you). They were surprisingly good.

That said, while Octoberfest is clearly the best specialty brew Sam Adams has, this years isn't as good as last years. Still light years ahead of 2010 though.
 
2012-09-11 07:27:00 PM  
Red Robin has gone down hill. I'm not sure if I can put my finger on it, but every time I've gone in the past few years, it juas seems to get worse each time. I don't plan on going back, but I will say that I used to like it, and certainly don't dismiss it just because it's a chain.
 
2012-09-11 07:30:52 PM  
Not usually a Sam Adams fan but their Third Voyage is pretty damn good.
 
2012-09-11 07:33:44 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: HeartBurnKid: //including PBR. That shiat's awful.

PBR is a marketing success. When I was younger, PBR was a very inexpensive beer, but they spend a ton of money since then slowly building their brand as a non-mainstream beer by doing band sponsorships and things like that. Eventually caught on with the hipster and "yuppies who don't want to feel like yuppies". Then, slowly raised the price to it's now undeserved heights.

But that's nothing new in the booze industries. There's all sorts of beer and liquor that is priced high due to name, not quality.


i478.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 07:34:26 PM  

Rufus Lee King: Fark Rye For Many Whores: OT, where did the cyberroach thread go?

Duplicate of another thread, it said. It is now in the land east of Eden.


East of the Sun and West of the Moon, near to the land of Nod.
 
2012-09-11 07:38:38 PM  

FishyFred: downstairs: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


Really?  I'm not a beer drinker anymore, but SA was my favorite Oktoberfest beer by far.  In terms of readily available beers you could get at Costco.

I haven't had it this year, but word from my friends is that it sucks this year.


I liked it in years past- but it sucks this year.

I tried some Moose Drool beer and I liked it- seems like it would be good on icecream.
 
2012-09-11 07:43:06 PM  
Red Robin is one of those places where the food tastes good for the first few bites, but then starts to seem weird by the end and I feel queasy, and then an hour later I wish I hadnt eaten it. Went there about 3 times and then decided never to go back. Was also usually full of small children too. Sure it is better than bottom tier fast food, but I live in Austin and there are plenty of places that serve real food and not processed food-food, so I have choices.

I usually drink New Belgium, I like all their beers, love the folly packs, and like most of their seasonals. Sommersault is one of my faves, just recently replaced in the stores by Red Hoptober - apparently a different brew than the one posted earlier in the thread.

/bie?
 
2012-09-11 07:44:08 PM  

devildog123: Red Robin has gone down hill. I'm not sure if I can put my finger on it, but every time I've gone in the past few years, it juas seems to get worse each time. I don't plan on going back, but I will say that I used to like it, and certainly don't dismiss it just because it's a chain.


Agree 100%.
 
zez
2012-09-11 07:45:49 PM  

Rednaxel: I usually drink New Belgium, I like all their beers, love the folly packs, and like most of their seasonals. Sommersault is one of my faves, just recently replaced in the stores by Red Hoptober - apparently a different brew than the one posted earlier in the thread.


It might have been the red, The waitress said they had Hoptoberfest so I thought I'd try it, I never saw the label.
 
2012-09-11 07:46:10 PM  
I've only gone to Red Robin once, and it wasn't anything special or terrible, but it seemed expensive for what it is.
 
2012-09-11 07:50:14 PM  
Red Robin - Chuck 'E' Cheese for adults
/based on the smell, anyway...
 
2012-09-11 07:50:48 PM  
Meh ... I'd rather sit out in the White Castle parking lot with a sack of sliders a bag of onion rings and a six pack of Leinies.
 
2012-09-11 07:51:31 PM  

zez: Rednaxel: I usually drink New Belgium, I like all their beers, love the folly packs, and like most of their seasonals. Sommersault is one of my faves, just recently replaced in the stores by Red Hoptober - apparently a different brew than the one posted earlier in the thread.

It might have been the red, The waitress said they had Hoptoberfest so I thought I'd try it, I never saw the label.


No, that label says golden ale on it, definitely a different one that I have been getting which is a red ale. I am curious to try that one, will have to see if I can find it.

Or are you saying the label you posted wasnt a pic of what you had the other day? The red hoptober is pretty dark, I imagine they are both very hoppy.
 
2012-09-11 07:53:32 PM  
I don't like their Oktoberfest, but their Summer Ale is yummy. Sucks when a good seasonal goes away.
 
2012-09-11 07:53:34 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.


I swear Red Robin used to be good, like 25 years ago (Seattle, WA). What you see today is pretty pathetic, IMHO.
 
2012-09-11 07:54:32 PM  

rocinante721: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 275x350] + [www.joyofbaking.com image 275x275] = Yum!


That's actually pretty close to what I'll be enjoying at my annual pilgrimage to Portland (Oregon). Gaming convention in early November held at the McMennamin's Edgefield; a resort hotel with it's own brewery, vintery, and distillery. One of my indulgences there: the Terminator Chocolate Milkshake. Chocolate ice cream mixed with the house's Terminator Chocolate Stout.

It's like Heaven in your mouth.
 
2012-09-11 07:55:42 PM  
Here are your Oktoberfest Biers, in Order: Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Köstritzer, Sam Adams, Great Lakes, Ayinger, even though the last two have too high a hop profile for the style.

Avoid: Spaten and Becks. The former used to be OK, but now that InBev has taken over, it's really lost a lot of the malt character.

That is all.
 
2012-09-11 07:56:49 PM  
Oktoberfest? The restaurants I go to uses Stouts for their milkshakes.
 
2012-09-11 07:57:05 PM  
You can also get a side order of stick your finger down your throat. Yum.
 
2012-09-11 07:58:22 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: I don't usually drink Sam Adams but when I do it's Octoberfest. Not a bad fall beer.

/I know all you hipster beer snobs are going to say "nooooooooooo that isn't a specialty microbrew with 500 million tons of hops in it" but all your ironic mustaches are stupid so your arguments invalid.


Hipsters don't drink microbrew. Real Hipsters, anyway.

Beer snobsenthusiasts are the ones with the hop fetish. I actually plead guilty to this one. I've grown a taste for pounds of Cascade hops. Just as with hot sauce, I prefer beers with more pungent flavor.

As for the rest of you ragging on Red Robin as "teh w0rst playse evarrr!" you're full of shiat. Want a worse place? All of the national drive-through chains. Five Guys is only marginally better, and that's only because they use thicker patties that give a better chew. I've had their burgers plenty, and every time I ask for it mid-rare, it comes out mid-rare. Top-grade beef? No. That's not what they're about. Decent mid-range burgers that are better than BK and Carl's Jr. is their thing. And before you try starting that "well you've never had a decent burger blah blah blah" BS, I'll tell you my favorite: the Higgins Burger from Higgins (duh) here in Portland. There is no finer, anywhere (even those ultra-expensive Kobe burgers made from legit imported beef are inferior - yes, I've had them).

Stop being such drama queens. RR isn't any better or worse than it's meant to be. Nobody is forcing you to eat them. They're a solid 6/10 - better than bland-ass diner burgers, but far from "great".
 
2012-09-11 07:59:15 PM  
Best beer shake I've made is with Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean.

It also pairs amazingly well with a rich chocolate cake.

Or breakfast for that matter. Hell, anything!
 
2012-09-11 08:03:41 PM  

BlueDemon: Here are your Oktoberfest Biers, in Order: Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Köstritzer, Sam Adams, Great Lakes, Ayinger, even though the last two have too high a hop profile for the style.

Avoid: Spaten and Becks. The former used to be OK, but now that InBev has taken over, it's really lost a lot of the malt character.

That is all.


Spaten Oktoberfest has been my favorite beer for 20 years. Lately it has tasted kind of flat and doesn't have the same finish. I just thought my tastes have changed. Have they really changed the recipe or brewing method?
 
2012-09-11 08:03:54 PM  
Oktoberfest is good, I like that stuff.
 
2012-09-11 08:04:13 PM  

Kuroshin: RR isn't any better or worse than it's meant to be.


It's worse than it used to be. They changed something and now it's very "meh". Used to be pretty decent though!
 
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