On April 8th, 2017, Americus Main Street will host its first ever craft beer festival Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer. Tapping Americus’ rich history of artisan glass blowing and combining it with Georgia’s innovative craft brewing culture, Hot Glass Craft Beer means to bring these two artisan worlds together in one epic event. For the inaugural event, we will be featuring at least 10 regional breweries with three to four different beers from each.
The increasing demand for craft beer and the rich artisan history provides a perfect backdrop for establishing a truly unforgettable event, the uniqueness of which is guaranteed to draw beer enthusiasts, artists, and the curious alike from all over the southwest Georgia region. Our goal for this event is to encourage the continued growth of the local craft beer movement, highlight Americus’ rich history of artisan glassblowing and showcase Americus as an artisan destination.

Schedule

 

Friday, April 7

Time Event
9:00am – 11:50am Glassblowing Demos & Play Time at GSW Art Department Glass Studio
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch with Chuck and Phil of Mobile Glassblowing Studios at GSW Cafeteria
2:00pm – 5:00pm Factory Tour, Presentations on ownership & operation of small scale and portable studios, a brief history of glass in Americus and a presentation by Chuck & Phil regarding the history and philosophy of Mobile Glassblowing Studios at Mobile Glassblowing Studios
5:00pm – 8:00pm First Friday Reception for visiting artists and brewers. Live Music, light refreshments and glassblowing at Mobile Glassblowing Studios

 

Saturday, April 8

Time Event
1:00pm – 2:00pm VIP Admission Opens
2:00pm – 6:00pm General Admission Opens
7:00pm Tap Takeover throughout Americus on the Historic Trolley
Entertainment will be provided by: Pluck Tones and Pickled Holler

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES

With Special Guest:

More added every day!

FOOD VENDORS

All of our vendors are local Americus Restaurants:

 

Bird Dog BBQ
Café Campesino
Sweet Georgia Baking Company
Pat’s Place

 

Please Bring Cash for Food Vendors

Tickets

GENERAL ADMISSION WITH BEERSOLD OUT
$20 in Advance / $25 at the Gate

General admission tickets allow you access to the festival from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass for beer tasting and 7 tasting tickets. Must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased at the event.

GENERAL ADMISSION NO BEER
$5 at the Gate

A General Admission ticket holder will receive access to the event.  General Admission ticket holders do NOT receive a tasting glass and are NOT permitted to sample any beer. Must be 18+ and present valid photo ID for entry. Any General Admission ticket holder seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately.

VIP TICKETS ADMISSION
$50 (LIMITED SALES) – SOLD OUT

VIP admission will include admission to the event 1 hour early with access to special beers and premium craft draught beer only available at the VIP tent. VIP access also includes catered snacks, a special VIP seating area with ideal access to view the bands and a private bathroom for VIP guests only. VIP gate will open at 1:00pm. Ticket price includes a hand-blown souvenir tasting glass for beer tasting and 14 tasting tickets.
Children 17 and under are permitted and free of admission fee when accompanied by a paying adult ticket.
Tickets go on sale March 3, 2017 online and in select locations in Americus, Ga.

 

Ticket Locations in Americus:
The Look Salon
Center Stage Market
VIP Tickets will only be available online and at the Americus Welcome Center (inside City Hall)

PARKING

LODGING

The Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival is proud to partner with many great bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels in Americus-Sumter County to offer lodging.

FOUNDING SPONSORS

TITLE SPONSOR

HOPS & BARLEY SPONSOR

GLASS FURNACE SPONSOR

centerStageMarket
Hardees
pharmacentra
CafeCampesino
ATR
cafe campesino
arnoldsHooks

GROWLER SPONSOR

Gatewood’s Flowers

Cousins Catering

Clinic Drug Store, Inc.

Electric-Tek, LLC

The Kinnebrew Co.

Inscape Design Studio

Center For Educational Adventure

Bittersweet Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Quality Inn

Chambliss, Sheppard Roland & Associates

Albamonte Immigration Law

13th Colony Distillery

Louis Riccardi, D.D.S., P.C.

IN-KIND SPONSOR

hwCreative
ussps

MEDIA SPONSOR