Being a Canadian, I am very familiar with the Caesar cocktail. It’s a cocktail that I enjoy all year round; in the winter months its spiciness can warm me up, and in the hot summer sun on the patio, they go down like water. This year is the 50th anniversary of the national cocktail, invented in Calgary in 1969!
I had the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Caesar by collaborating with Matt & Steve. Matt & Steve’s products are everything you need to make an epic Caesar. Matt & Steve are two guys from Canada who created the Extreme Bean, a spicy pickled bean to add to Caesars as a garnish instead of the celery stick! They are highly addictive and made from all-natural and local ingredients. The bean comes in flavours of garlic and dill, hot and spicy, or sweet and savory. But that’s not all! They also have Extreme Bean Brine, Signature Caesar Rimmer, Asparagoos (pickled asparagus also for your Caesar garnish), and B’Nolives (Extreme Bean stuffed olives). You can find any of their products at your local grocery store or enter the giveaway below to win an awesome gift pack of all these products directly from Matt & Steve! Check them out on their website, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Caesar, of course I had to create a Caesar; but because I made a Caesar before on Chews and Brews, I thought I would switch it up by making a Beersar. This is where, instead of typical vodka, I am using a lager beer, and then I am using Matt & Steve’s Extreme Beans, Asparagoos, Signature Caesar Rimmer, and Extreme Bean Brine!
The beer I am using is a local Alberta beer from Ribstone Creek Brewery. This recipe is easy to recreate, and if you enter the giveaway below, you are entering for a chance to win a huge chunk of the ingredients from Matt & Steve’s to make the recipe yourself!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Caesar with me – create and enjoy this Beersar yourself. If beer isn’t you thing, you can still enjoy the classic vodka Caesar or switch it up using gin or tequila! Happy 50th Anniversary Caesar!
Ribstone Creek Brewery is located in Edgerton, Alberta, a small village of about 400 people! It is located in an old tractor dealership, renovated into a brewery that has been creating award winning beers since the fall of 2012. When making a Beersar I like to use a lager and Ribstone Creek has a lager as one of their mainstay beers. Find out more about their story and their beers on their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
The Ribstone Creek Lager is a simple choice for creating a Beersar. When you make a Beersar you don’t want a strong tasting beer and you want it to be a light coloured beer. (that is no DIPAs or stouts). This lager pours a clear golden yellow with foamy white head that leaves a little lace as it recedes. It smells of pale malt, bread, sweetness. The taste is of doughy, bready sweet pale malt, some light fruitiness, apple, and mild floral hops. The mouth feel is light, soft, and pillowy. It is light bodied with mild carbonation, and has an off-dry and sweet finish. Ribstone Creek’s Lager is refreshing and smooth and works perfect in the Beersar to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Caesar!
- Lime juice for rimming and 1 tsp for the cocktail
- Matt & Steve’s Signature Caesar Rimmer
- Ice (I like lots)
- 2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
- 2 tsp Matt & Steve’s Extreme Brine
- Tabasco Sauce, a couple drops
- 1/2 355 mL can Lager beer
- Mott’s Clamato Juice, to top up
- 2-4 Matt & Steve’s Extreme Beans and Aspragoos
Pour lime juice on a plate and pour some of Matt & Steve’s Signature Caesar Rimmer on another plate. Moisten a glass with the lime juice and then dunk into the Caesar Rimmer to rim the glass.
Fill glass with ice. Add in Worcestershire sauce, Matt & Steve’s Extreme Brine, lime juice, and tabasco sauce.
Slowly add in about ½ can of lager beer (fill glass to about ¾ full). Slowly stir to mix beer with the spices. Top up with Mott’s Clamato juice. Garnish with Matt & Steve’s Extreme Beans and Asparagoos
Enjoy a Beersar for the 50th Anniversary of the Caesar!
Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win this huge gift pack from Matt & Steve! You need to be a Canadian resident to enter. Contest closes May 6th.