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Hammer Of Glory Stolen and Returned In Wild Weekend

The HOG was stolen and returned.
The HOG was stolen and returned.
Photo: Mainline Nightlife

Philly Beer Week wouldn't be Philly Beer Week without some sort of craziness going down, and this weekend sure delivered. The iconic keg-cracking mallet known as The Hammer of Glory—which has been the symbol of PBW for years—was swiped in broad daylight from the Philly FestivALE on Saturday evening.

The official PBW Twitter account announced the disappearance of the HOG, as it's affectionately called, around 7 p.m. and PBW rep Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell filed a report with the police.

On Sunday afternoon, the Hammer re-appeared at Frankford Hall almost as mysteriously as it had disappeared the day before in Fishtown. Russell said that the man who brought the HOG back told him that a friend of his had taken it the day before and thrown it under I-95, just a few blocks down the street from where it had originally disappeared.

Now that PBW 2013 has come to a close, there will most likely be security measures taken next year to ensure the safety of the large mallet.

· Philly Beer Week 2013 [Official]