Philly Beer Week opens with longstanding tradition, the Hammer of Glory

    An entire week dedicated to beer has to begin with something outrageous, and as usual Philly Beer Week will do just that.

    The City of Brotherly Love kicks off its week dedicated to the brew with the traditional journey of the Hammer of Glory, or HOG, starting this morning. The HOG is carried from tap to tap through only “unusual and exotic means of transport.”

    Eventually the HOG will make it into the hands of Mayor Michael Nutter at the Opening Tap at the Independence Visitor Center. The HOG will be used in the ceremonial first keg tapping of the 10-day festival.

    This year the HOG will be transported in a variety of ways, including a bicycle convoy, a kinetic sculpture, a pogo stick and something called a hand-powered two-wheel plumbing contraption. 

    If you’re following the HOG, snap a photo and Feed the Feed.

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