Win a Trip to Sausagefest Island

Our pal the Beer Poet shared an interesting link with us on Twitter this morning.  XXXX Gold Brewing Company in Australia has decided that a mancave isn’t a good enough place for dudes to escape the fairer sex – they need an entire island.

Starting this October, the brewer will be holding contests for the right to spend a weekend with your mates off of the mainland and on the manland – XXXX Island, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.  There your bromance can blossom with your pals, as you eat grilled meats, play beach cricket, and laze about in hammocks without anyone pestering you to mow the lawn or fix the washing machine.  No shopping trips, no chick flicks, no women.

Wait, no women?!

I think this screen capture from the video says it all...

I’ll be honest – that sounds awful. I’m going to let my metrosexual freak flag fly a bit here and say that a weekend without women doesn’t sound that fun at all.   I’m not the type of guy to go on fishing trips with my buddies or go to Vegas and douchebag it up with a pack of dudes, so the idea of “planting my flag” on an all-male island isn’t appealing.  If that’s what I was into, I’d head out to Fire Island, which is much closer to the NYC metro area and far more “fabulous” if you know what I mean.

I like my friends and all, but I love my wife, and I like hanging out with ladies.I guess that make me…what?  Heterosexual?  A wussie?  I dunno.

It’s all academic anyway – only Aussies are eligible to win the trip.  Still, if you could go, would you be interested in a winning a trip to Sausagefest Island?




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22 Comments on “Win a Trip to Sausagefest Island”

  1. April 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    My thoughts exactly. Stuck on dude island with and endless supply of Ausie macro beer isn’t my idea of fun. If said island had a couple of coolers stocked with more interesting craft beer, I may change my mind. As it stands, I won’t be filling out any entry cards. Even if I could.

    • April 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      Great headline, btw!

      • April 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

        Thanks – I thought it said it all. 🙂

    • April 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

      I’d love to go with my wife and kids, which probably makes me the most boring guy on the planet. OR it indicated what a col family I have…

  2. johnking82
    April 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Has Done submitted his video yet? Also, I am going on a fishing trip this weekend with all dudes…suck on that Jim.

    • johnking82
      April 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Don* Sorry for the typo, I got excited.

    • April 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

      I don’t think I’ll be the one sucking on anything this weekend, Mr. King…

  3. April 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Isn’t that just prison, but with more sand and beer?

    I think MTV should create a reality show called Sausagefest Island, where a bunch of annoying bros battle to see who can last the longest on an all-male island.

    • April 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

      Hey, brohan, did you pilfer my product? This hair don’t naturally blow itself out…

  4. April 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    If that video is any indication of the *fun* to be had. I’d rather go scrape off paint with my fingernails.

    At least, then I can drink better beer.

    • April 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

      Agreed. I guess Aussie men get so much female attention that they need a break. Must be that accent. Women love that accent.

      • ScottG
        April 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

        The question is, do Aussie women love the accent? They hear it every day. I wonder if it loses its charm after a bit.
        As for the island, in the US it’s called a fraternity. Been there, done that, next life phase please.

  5. FatCatKC
    April 18, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Kind of reminds me of the George Carlin skit where he talks about getting all of the (douches, criminals, fill-in the blank) together in a confined area and tell them the last one standing gets (to go free, a million dollars, a foil shirt, fill-in the blank). Go back a couple weeks later and one guy is left so you shoot him in the face. That’s paraphrased of course and I could have very well made some of it up. I’ve drank lots of beer since I seen that.

  6. April 18, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    With women, w/o women–thats the wrong question. Its a free opportunity to drink beer and fish all day–I’d be hard pressed to turn that down. And surely there are a few good beers to be found in all of Oz, no?

    BTW: if the Sheila’s have got any moxy, they’ll be signing up in droves. That’ll drive the organizers crazy won’t it?

    • April 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

      I’m not so sure about finding decent beer. In the video it seems they are drinking something called XXXXGold. No doubt one of those ‘beers’ that you need to serve cold to numb the taste buds.

  7. Kid Carboy Jr.
    April 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    I can’t help but point out that there are clearly women in the background of that video. If this is supposed to be the no-woman island, they’re not doing a very good job of policing it.

  8. John
    April 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    I gotta go with a women free week. We have a yearly fishing trip to yer former state. The land that Walker screwed up. Nothin better then fishin and New Glarus!

    • Don
      April 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

      But a whole week with no women? Who does all the cleaning? 😉

      • April 22, 2012 at 7:53 am #

        Nobody–I suspect that that is part of the attraction.

  9. Scott
    April 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Jim, how do I get some samples to you?

  10. Mad Queen Linda
    April 23, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Well, Don, you get the prize for saying what everybody else was pretending not to be thinking. There are probably some kangaroos on the island trained to pick up the empties. So, you guys have a nice time together on the island. Now, where’s that book I put aside with the phone numbers for those Victoria’s Secrets models I know? This seems like a perfect time to have them all come by for a martini party while the guys are out from underfoot.

  11. May 8, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    XXXX Gold is like Foster no one here drinks it and it is really only available in one state!
    We have a great craft beer industry on the increase down here….. Dave (from Australia)

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