Hallertau Sausage Sizzle

Hallertau Sausage Sizzle

Hallertau Brewery has awarded their annual champion sausage prize to Westmere Butchery for their Pork Bratwurst, Chilli and Stuntman IIPA recipe.

With almost 1000 sausages served over ten days of the ‘Glorious Society of Bangers and Beer’ competition, the majority of diners voted the Westmere creation to be their favourite banger.

On Thursday 30th October head down to 16 TUN from 5pm for the Hallertau Sausage Sizzle. There will be a selection of Hallertau IPA’s available to buy whilst the team from Hallertau serve the champion sausages from a gold coin donation BBQ. 16 Tun’s customers chose St John’s as the charity for the gold coin proceeds to be contributed to.

About Hallertau ‘Glorious Society of Bangers and Beer’

Each year the craft brewery challenges six Auckland sausage makers to create a new sausage with a different Hallertau beer. The six sausages were to be served on Hallertau’s menu for a week, and open to public vote for a favourite snarler.

“The sausage platters were so popular we extended the competition by a few extra days. This year’s menu was the most fiercely contested yet with the highest standard of beer bangers we have tasted,” said Steve Plowman, Hallertau’s chief brewer.

Westmere Butchery wins a prize pack including a keg of beer – and their flavourful sausage will be available on the Hallertau menu for one year and available to buy from their Westmere Butchery.


Douglas Kraabb, Westmere Butchery head sausage maker, says “The boys put their heads together to come up with the flavour ideas, then a lot of time and effort went into making this sausage. The Stuntman IIPA is a great beer and we couldn’t have made it without the beer.

“We will be making it from now on and keep it going in the shop, now we know people like it!”

The city fringe butchery went head to head with incumbent winner Grey Lynn Butcher, Seaview Meats in Milford, L’Authentique of Newton, Neat Meat in Ponsonby Central and Kumeu Village Butchery.

Each butchery was challenged to create a new beef or pork sausage using one of the following randomly allocated hoppy ingredients: Hallertau Statesman Pale Ale, Copper Tart – Red Ale, Deception – Schwarzbier, Maximus IPA, Stuntman IIPA, Double Stout and Granny Smith Cider.

About St John

St John is run and staffed by people who are passionate about serving their communities and caring for fellow New Zealanders. We are a charity and have a volunteer ethos, with paid and volunteer members working side by side.

St John has existed in New Zealand since 1885 and is part of a global organisation known as the Order of St John, which is active in more than 40 countries. The Order of St John can trace its history back to a hospital set up in Jerusalem during the Crusades over a thousand years ago.

Those who work for St John are driven by the desire to help their local communities by providing essential health-related services. Our values – integrity, teamwork, professionalism and empathy, – help guide us to achieve our vision of ‘enhanced health and well-being for all New Zealanders’.

St John is at the frontline of medical response providing Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand. We’re also part of the broader landscape of health and social care, through our provision of first aid training, event medical services, medical alarms, youth programmes and a wide range of community programmes.

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