During the Queens Beer Week, one of the beers I had to have to get my ‘passport’ stamped was “Rock and Hammer”, it was being poured at Rockaway, but the stamp was for “Fifth Hammer”. At the time Fifth Hammer didn’t have a taproom or even a brick and mortar location. They did have an Instagram account which stated the brewery would be opening July or August 2017. I scouted out the location, found the address and the building, wasn’t impressive. I thought, well maybe it’s all closed up because they want to have a big reveal. So I waited, and waited, July ended, the end of August was coming, their Instagram still said, July or August. Then it was September and still nothing.
Somewhere along the way I noticed the door open and stooped down to take some pictures of the tap room and the brewing tanks. Unfortunately between then and now my phone broke and my backup crashed so I don’t have those pictures.
Finally they opened and I dragged C. along to the grand (or not) opening on October 6, 2017. Our server was Julio, who was as delightful as the beer, more so than some of them. **wink wink**. Another server was Zach, we renamed him since he didn’t look like a Zach, his new name is Caesar. We told him and he was cool with it. Their taproom is a decent size, they have hammers everywhere, I never found out why they call themselves Fifth Hammer.