It’s starting to feel more like summer, which means it’s time to stock up on Firestone Lager for some crisp, refreshing fun in the sun. Firestone beers are delicious on their own of course, but a classic twist is to add some mixer to Firestone Lager for a Michelada, or MicheLager, as we like to call it.
What is a Michelada?
A Michelada is a ‘cerveza preparada’ (prepared beer) made with lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, tomato juice, and chile peppers. It is best served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are numerous variations of this beverage throughout Mexico and Latin America and is gaining popularity in the United States as well.
Firestone Walker’s Taproom MicheLager Recipe
When you visit one of our three California taproom restaurants, you can try a MicheLager with our chef’s homemade recipe. Since our taprooms are temporarily closed, we wanted to share Chef Justin’s recipe so you can enjoy a MicheLager from the comfort of your home.
- 1 QT Clamato Juice
- 4 TBS Tabasco
- 1/3 C Lemon Juice
- 1/4 C Soy Sauce
- 1/4 C Worcestershire sauce
- 1 TBS Paprika
- 1 tsp Dark Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- Half-Full Jalapeño, deseeded, depending on your spice level
- 1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
- Tajin or favorite seasonings for glass rim
- Lime wedge, lemon wedge, grilled pepper, etc. for garnish
Combine jalapeño and spices in a blender with 1qt clamato, puree until smooth. Transfer to a container and add remaining ingredients, whisk to combine. Label and store for service or enjoy immediately.
Chef Justin’s recipe makes enough for 3-4 MicheLagers, depending on size. Shelf life is 2-5 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
About Firestone Lager
In a craft world dominated by hoppy beers, we have gone back to the basics with Firestone Lager. This is our hardest beer to make – and our easiest one to drink. Made in the classic all-malt Munich Helles style, Firestone Lager demands technical perfection from our brewing team, with a transparent canvas that would otherwise reveal the smallest flaw. Gambrinus pilsner malt establishes a crisp, dry base with a soft mouthfeel, while noble German hops provide just a whisper of bitterness.
The result is an impossibly smooth and immensely drinkable beer that aims to help redefine American Lager.
In the words of Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “Firestone Lager is made for drinking, not thinking. It’s about enjoying a good, clean beer.”