Half Acre Challenge: Do YOU Want To Be A Sausage?

03/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

To celebrate their new beer, the folks at Half Acre brewery are teaming up with the Chicago sausage experts at Hot Doug's for a Celebrity Sausage contest.

That's right, YOU could be the next featured sausage at Hot Doug's--and they won't even have to encase you! For this week's celebrity sausage, Hot Doug's featured a bacon and cheddar Elk Sausage with Half Acre Beer (Daisy Cutter) mustard and Moutardier cheese.

The fancy sausage with beer mustard is only on the menu through Saturday, but Half Acre will be responsible for naming next week's special sausage as well.

Half Acre, the growing local beer company, explains on their blog:

All you have to do is tell us why you should be the Celebrity Sausage and you just might be the celebrity sausage. Top notch at amazing feats? Awkward in every way possible? Superhuman at the totally mundane? Tell us, you're a star.....go ahead. Winner, chosen by us, gets to either name the sausage after themselves or use the power for another.

Those interested in either being named or naming the next featured sausage at the ever-popular Hot Doug's just needs to leave a comment on the Half Acre blog post or email them at

If sausage isn't your forté , you may be more interested in the new beer. Half Acre's Baume'--a "handsomely hopped rye stout"--debuts Friday at their North Side brewery. Bottles and drafts are coming soon citywide.

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