Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausage goes missing after night of barhopping

Fans of the sausage race hope to smoke out whoever took the Klement's Racing Italian Sausage costume (second from right).
Fans of the sausage race hope to smoke out whoever took the Klement's Racing Italian Sausage costume (second from right).

We've finally found it -- the quintessentially Wisconsin story.

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In a nutshell, the Italian sausage that races other sausages during Milwaukee Brewers' games has gone missing after a night of barhopping in Cedarburg. Seen the mustache-sporting, bow tie-wearing sausage somewhere around the Land of Cheese (or maybe he's now escaped to Minnesota)? There's something in it for you if you contact authorities, and it's arguably better than a 30-pack of Red Dog -- Mustard Girl All American Mustards is offering a year of mustard to anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the sausage's safe return.

More information about the disappearance comes courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

The Klement's Racing Italian Sausage went barhopping in Cedarburg recently, delighting patrons and posing for photos. The only problem: No one can say who was wearing the $3,000 costume, which had just been stolen from the city's Winter Festival.

The 7-foot-long weenie was lying unused in a backroom at the Milwaukee Curling Club's new Cedarburg location during a fundraiser on Feb. 16 with beer-tasting and curling, and a witness saw the sausage walk out of the south door about 7:45 p.m., Cedarburg police Detective Jeff Vahsholtz said Wednesday. The Italian walked into TJ Ryan's in Cedarburg an hour later and also made an appearance around midnight at The Roadhouse Bar and Grill.

Vahsholtz said police were still interviewing bar patrons and looking for the costume, which is owned by the Milwaukee-based sausage company Klement's.

We're surprised the costume thief didn't reveal their identity by taking off the sausage suit at one of those bars he or she visited after walking away from the curling club. With no mouth hole, it doesn't look like it's possible to drink with the damn thing on, and this is Wisconsin we're talking about after all.

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