On April 4th, 2020, Americus Main Street will host its third craft beer festival, 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. This event will feature at least 20 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 3

Time Event
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Downtown Americus

Kick things off with First Friday’s Artsapalooza!

  • Details for 2020 TBD.
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Festival Location (Hampton St.)

Friday After Dark: A free HGCB event!

  • Details for 2020 TBD.

Entertainment provided by: TBD

9:00pm Tap takeovers at participating locations throughout Americus with transportation available on the Historic Trolley

  • Locations TBD.

Saturday, April 4

Time Event
1:00pm – 2:00pm Premium Ticket Admission
2:00pm – 6:00pm General Admission
7:00pm Tap Takeover at participating locations throughout Americus with transportation available on the Historic Trolley

  • Locations TBD.

Entertainment Provided by:

Details for 2020 TBD.

2019 PARTICIPATING BREWERIES

BREWERIES FOR THE 2020 EVENT COMING SOON!

FOOD VENDORS

2020 Details Coming Soon…

Please Bring Cash for Food Vendors

Tickets

GENERAL ADMISSION WITH BEER
General Admission cost is $30 in advance.
$40 at the gate (unless sold out)

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
$10 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.

PREMIUM TICKET ADMISSION
$75 (SOLD OUT)

Premium Admission will include admission to the event 1 hour early with access to special beers and premium craft draught beer only available at the Sponsor Tent. Access to the Sponsor Tent also includes catered snacks, a special premium seating area to view the festival, and a private bathroom for premium admission guests only. Premium Admission gate will open at 1:00pm. Ticket price includes a hand-blown souvenir tasting glass for beer tasting and this admission includes unlimited tastings (however we reserve the right to refuse service for those abusing this privilege).

Children 17 and under are permitted and free of admission fee when accompanied by a paying adult ticket.

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer for the event and receive the equivalent to a FREE General Admission ticket as well as exclusive After Party Admission.

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.

2019 SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

HOPS & BARLEY SPONSOR

GLASS FURNACE SPONSOR

GROWLER SPONSOR

IN-KIND SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSOR

SPONSORSHIPS FOR THE 2020 EVENT AVAILABLE SOON.

THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY: