Milwaukee Brewers fans and Badger State meat lovers of every stripe may rest easier, now that the giant sausage has been recovered. The missing link appeared February 27 at TJ Ryan’s Bar in Cedarburg.
Guido, the Italian Sausage, is found.
The popular mustachioed mascot, one of the Miller Park racing sausages of Klement’s Sausage Company, Inc., disappeared February 16 during a winter festival in Cedarburg.
Supposedly, the seven-foot-tall Italian Sausage costume, valued at $3,000, made several appearances around the state during its absence. Witnesses said Guido was spotted bar-hopping and posing for candid photos in the Cedarburg area.
On February 27, TJ Ryan bartender Jen Mohney apparently spotted a pair of men setting the sausage costume on a bar stool before leaving the premises.
Who are the racing sausages?
The quintet of runners includes costumed characters based on five Klement’s meats: a bratwurst, chorizo, hot dog, Polish sausage, and the aforementioned Italian sausage. These crowd-pleasers race one another during each Brewers home game in the Milwaukee stadium and frequently attend the Wisconsin State Fair and other large-scale events across the Badger State.
Klement’s is offering a $1 coupon for their Italian sausage, posting the discount February 28 with this comment on the company’s Facebook page:
Thank you for helping us find our missing link!
In Pleasant Prairie, Mustard Girl All American Mustards, who offered a year’s supply of the spicy Wisconsin condiment for recovery of the Italian Sausage getup, added this comment on Facebook:
Our loved Guido is finally brought back home to the Brew Crew and their Sausage Brothers!
Appleton’s GLK Foods anted up with a year’s supply of sauerkraut as well for Guido’s safe return.
Let’s be frank here.
It could be wurst. At least the famous banger has been found.
If found, the sausage-stealing brat likely won’t cut the mustard – or receive the zesty reward. More than likely, the perpetrator of the wiener costume caper will just be grilled.
In the meantime, Klement’s is planning a celebration to welcome Italian Sausage Guido back from his untimely absence, less than two months before Opening Day at Miller Park.
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