Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Fest

Event Date

Friday, April 3, 2020
All Day

Schedule

Dates & times for April 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020 All Day
Saturday, April 4, 2020 All Day

Venue

Downtown Americus
Lamar Street
Americus GA 31709

Rates

  • General Admission: $40.00
  • General Admission (w/o Beer): $10.00
  • Premium Admission: $75.00

Social

Join us for a dang good time in Americus for the Hot Glass Craft Beer Fest!  This awesome event will delight craft beer fans and culinary novices alike!  Go ahead and make your plans to join us Downtown for this hoppin' event!  Mark your calendars for  Friday, April 3 (5:00PM-9:00PM) through Saturday, April 4 (1:00PM-7:00PM). 

Nowhere will you find more unexpected fun and treasures than in small towns sprinkled across the country. Sumter County, located in west-central Georgia, is convenient to I-75, three hours south of Atlanta and only two hours north of I-10, and is one of those proud places brimming with Americana at every turn. Entrepreneurs abound, innovation is apparent and inspiration hangs thick as fog--this is Georgia's Sumter County: Homegrown. World Renown.

Americus is the county seat of Sumter County and home to industries like agriculture and tourism with a large historical overture seen in iconic landmarks like the Rylander Theatre, the Windsor Hotel and Habitat for Humanity located in the historic Rylander Building. The downtown area beams with history and pride as locals are passionate about renovation and renaissance.

Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival
No matter if you are a local or a visitor, you must mark the third annual Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival on your calendar for April 3-4, 2020. Americus Main Street is the host of this extraordinary event attracting folks from all around to experience not only demonstrations of artisan glass blowing true to local culture, but also the growing fascination with craft brewing. Two artisan worlds collide and what a party it will be!

Look for 20+ regional breweries with three to four unique beers from each place to be featured, as well as various glassblowing demonstrations showcasing Americus and its tradition in this art form. Bet you weren't expecting such a combination! (NOTE: all alcohol related tastings and samplings are only available to those patrons 21 and older.)


Tickets:
General Admission With Beer $40 ($30 if purchased in advance)
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 Without Beer $10
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 $75
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.

More information can be found at the event’s website with new information being added regularly.
https://hotglasscraftbeer.com/

The Friday, April 3, events begin at 5 p.m. and include things like:
• First Friday's Artsapalooza
• Tap takeovers at participating locations
• Friday After Dark: A free event with entertainment
Saturday holds so much more and premium ticket holders get in one hour earlier than general admission tickets (1 p.m. versus 2 p.m.). Enjoy tap takeovers at participating locations throughout Americus and the Historic Trolley will take you to them all! Live entertainment will round out a fun day in South Georgia and leave you wanting to come back for more.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking off Site
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
Suitable for Ages
  • Adults (21+)