Hat on a Hat: Beer City Bung Hammers

We continue our tour through Michigan with a stop in Comstock Park. This is where we start getting the GREAT logos and team names. It is a popular move by minor league teams to do alter ego teams with creative team names and logos and West Michigan of course went beer themed with the Beer City Bung Hammers.


Logo Quality: 9/10

Just awesome. It is complex but simple at the same time. Some can be too busy when going for a complicated logo like this. The pint glass is hitting a bung with a bung hammer, easy to see and interpret.

Colors: 7/10

Nothing uber-special but they are effective. Black hats always work and the rest of the color scheme just fits accurately for the logo. It’s clean.

Creativity: 10/10

Of course any Grand Rapids based alternate team is going to be beer related. A bung is the cork that goes into a beer or wine barrel, into the bung hole. The bung hammer is used to hit the bung tightly into the bung hole. Got it. It fits with the theme and is absurd enough to catch a laugh and some questions. Plus it’s just great merch for any beer fan.

Wearability: 5/5

As I said above, this will get questions, laughs and looks great. Black always works with everything. You get your money’s worth with a hat like this.

Overall: 31/35

It seems like every minor league team tries to one up the last team with these new alter egos. In 2018, the West Michigan Whitecaps introduced the Bung Hammers for a game and it was a monster success. This is a hat and logo that I’m sure received orders from all over the country, any hat fan, beer fan or Tiger fan would love to have this one.

West Michigan Whitecaps Store


All-Time “Hat on a Hat” Rankings

  1. Beer City Bung Hammers – 31
  2. Lansing Locos – 27
  3. Traverse City Pit Spitters – 26
  4. Great Lakes Loons (Road) – 25