Yeah you read that right, and let’s be frank, it’s going to be big.
Happening right now until 4 March, Wurstfest is a month-long, nationwide festival of sausages at the three hobs upon which Australia’s finest snags sizzle: Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café, and The Bavarian. Each player has multiple locations around the country, so the sausage party is literally inescapable, and Brisbanites can get a piece of the action at the Bavarian Bier Café on Eagle Street Pier and The Bavarian at Westfield Chermside.
But what exactly does a piece of sausage-splendored action look like? Twenty brand new bangers, that’s what. Their flavours range from classic snags like the two-foot Bavarian wiener, to the patriotic beef, Vegemite and cheese situation, to a mind-boggling concoction of beef, chilli and chocolate. And as if that wasn’t enough, every limited-edition sausage is matched to a Bavarian bier, which makes ordering a snap.
But a schmick new menu doesn’t make for much of a festival, which is where the challenges come in. Scoff a two-foot wiener and side dishes in under a minute and you’ll get a much-coveted sausage pack to take home. If you fancy yourself as more of a marathon runner, you could try your hand at being crowned Sausage King. All you need to do is try five of the limited-edition sausages and drink five 500ml steins of bier during the Wurstfest month and you’ll get a Sausage King t-shirt and your name in the draw to win a Weber BBQ.
And if all that still doesn’t feel like a festival, then you’ll have to come by Bavarian Bier Café on Saturday 24 February for the first ever Wurstfest Sausage Party. Festivities kick off at midday with the ceremonial ‘biting of the sausage’, followed by three hours of meal deal value, a sausage-eating contest for a $200 bar tab, and a sausage dog costume parade where doggos get treats and the winner gets a $250 bar tab, so get sewing. From there it’s a free fall into a late-night rumpus and a nationwide toast to Bavaria tipped to go into the wee hours.
Lucky us, and it’s not even October.
What: Wurstfest Sausage Festival
When: until Thursday 4 March
Where: Bavarian Bier Café, Eagle Street Pier; The Bavarian, Chermside
For all the details, click here.
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