Hammer of Glory Found

By David Chang
|  Monday, Jun 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:03 AM EDT
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It was a "glorious" Sunday for Philly Beer Week. Not only did the annual beer event finish off another successful year, but officials say they also found their own personal "Olympic torch" after it had gone missing.

Officials say the infamous "Hammer of Glory," was stolen late Saturday afternoon. The over-sized keg hammer was last seen Saturday around 4:30 p.m. at the FestivALE event in Fishtown, Pa.

“The event was highly attended,” said PBW spokeswoman Jennie Hatton. “Someone took it for a photo op and it disappeared into the crowds.”

After spreading the news via social media, PBW officials announced that someone turned the hammer in Sunday afternoon at Frankford Hall restaurant.

"The person who turned it in said they were not responsible for taking it and found it under 95," said PBW spokeswoman Jennie Hatton.

The person, who wanted to remain anonymous, told PBW officials that his "dumba** friend" took the hammer and threw it under I-95. Fortunately the hammer wasn't damaged.

"No harm was done to the Hammer," said Hatton. 

The Hammer of Glory is the official mascot for PBW, the largest beer event of its kind in the country.

The Hammer is considered the symbol of Philly Beer Week and is passed from venue to venue during the annual event so that people can take a picture with it. Mayor Michael Nutter uses it every year to open the first keg of PBW.

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