Though Oktoberfest may have passed us by, it's not too late to get into the German spirit and down bulk sausages—which is just what you can do at the gourmet Sausage & Beer Fest next month. A heap of South Bank's top eateries have teamed up to throw a festival that's all about the humble snag, meaning you get to spend a weekend appreciating the meaty delights.
Popping up on the southern lawn at Little Stanley Street on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November, this meat-filled party will be full of international flavour, so you can expect something a little different to your usual Bunnings snag. From good-old Scottish haggis to spicy Italian salami, there’ll be a heap of of mouth-watering sausages up for grabs. These will be crafted by none other than South Bank's finest, including The Charming Squire, Fritzenburger, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, Hop & Pickle and many more, so no matter what your vibe may be there will be something on the table.
Ready to hear what will be on offer? Fritzenberger has come up with a buffalo chicken sausage served up with craft beer onions, while Brooklyn Depot will be firing up a pork and cheese kransky with pickled chilli. No need to stress if cheesy sausages aren’t your thing (weird, but ok), there’s other insane options like The Charming Squire's wild boar and kangaroo sausage with rosella relish and Tai Tai's Taiwanese pork sausage with rice sausage and pickled cabbage. Best of all, there's no need to choose just one—they all come in a three snag sampler with chips and slaw on the side.
Umm, and did we mention the platters are included in the ticket price? Get online and grab yours for just $30 or spend $9 more for an entire beer flight to go with it. So come on sausage fanatics, connoisseurs or shameless rookies and enjoy the blue skies, ice-cold beers and about 20 plates of every kind of sausage under the sun.
When: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November
Where: Little Stanley Street, South Bank
Find out more here.
Or perhaps you'd like to raise a glass to a bottomless prosecco fountain instead.
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