Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival

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***HGCB 2020 Update!***After further deliberation with the Main Street Board of Directors and the HGCB Event Committee, ...
04/13/2020

***HGCB 2020 Update!***

After further deliberation with the Main Street Board of Directors and the HGCB Event Committee, we have come to what we believe is the best possible decision for this year's event. In our prior communication with you, we anticipated the possibility to successfully reschedule this year's event due the effects of COVID-19. Since then, we have communicated further with all involved and have come to the conclusion that rescheduling is not feasible.

We will be officially canceling the 2020 event and will proceed with plans for the 2021 event. We believe this is the best decision for our staff, committee, vendors, and most importantly, our attendees. Due to the canceling of the 2020 event, we will be issuing refunds as soon as possible. We ask that you please be patient with us during this process. There is not an option to request that tickets roll over to next year's event. If you are interested in donating your refund to our organization, please let us know by emailing us using one of the emails listed below.

We thank you in advance for your support in this decision as we did not make it lightly. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected] or our Program Coordinator at [email protected]


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all on April 3, 2021.

Qaijuan J. Willis, Director
Americus Main Street & Downtown Development Authority
[email protected]

04/04/2020
Mobile Glassblowing Studios

A couple of the folks from Mobile Glassblowing Studios had a mini #hotglasscraftbeer festival in lieu of ours which has been postponed. Super fun to watch backyard glassblowing! 😍🔥😊🍻
#hotglasscraftbeer #madeinamericus #mobileglassblowingstudios #americushgcb2020 #cheers #tinyfestival #glassblowing

#americushotglasscraftbeerfestival home edition! 😂 Cheers to everyone who is staying home for the safety of us all. Hope you enjoy the demo 😀🔥❤️
#hotglasscraftbeer #madeinamericus #mobileglassblowingstudios #blowglassathome #glassconnections #community #backyardhotglass #blowglassanywhere #minidragonglass #tinyfestival #americushgcb2020

***ATTENTION ALL***After much deliberation with our Main Street Board of Directors and the Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer...
03/13/2020

***ATTENTION ALL***

After much deliberation with our Main Street Board of Directors and the Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival Committee, we have officially made the decision to postpone the upcoming April 4th event. Due to the increased measures of precaution for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to be sensitive to the safety and concerns of all involved with the event, especially our attendees. We will continue to follow updates on COVID-19 as we work toward re-scheduling the event to a later date.

We are committed to providing our sponsors, brewers, vendors, artists, volunteers, and attendees with the best experience possible at our event. With that in mind, our HGCB Committee is working diligently to establish a date to reschedule this year's event. Thank you all in advance for your patience and consideration as we work through this unexpected change of events.

Please keep watch on our Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer page and all of our Downtown Americus - Main Street social media sites for updates. As soon as we have a reschedule date, we will be sure to let everyone know as soon as possible.

Again, thank you for your patience as we work through this. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Americus Main Street office at [email protected] or [email protected] or call (229) 924-4411 Ext. 235.

Thank you,

Qaijuan Willis, Director
Americus Main Street
[email protected]
(229) 924-4411 Ext. 247

HGCB Sponsor Announcement: We are so stoked to announce Creature Comforts as the Stage Sponsor for Hot Glass Craft Beer ...
03/12/2020

HGCB Sponsor Announcement: We are so stoked to announce Creature Comforts as the Stage Sponsor for Hot Glass Craft Beer Fest 2020. Based in Athens, GA; Creature Comforts seeks to remain curious and create unique flavors with unforgettable artwork. Thank you Creature Comforts! You guys rock!

#HGCB #hotglasscraftbeer #hopportunities #craftbeer #craftbrew #goodcoldbeer #creaturecomforts #artsinamericus #visitdownamericusga #downtownamericus

HGCB Artist Announcement: Sarah Band. Sarah is originally from San Francisco, now based in Seagrove, NC. Sarah works pri...
03/11/2020

HGCB Artist Announcement: Sarah Band. Sarah is originally from San Francisco, now based in Seagrove, NC. Sarah works primarily with recycled glass for her hot glass sculpting, and creates anything from bees and fruit to rodents and body parts! Sarah will be demonstrating a sculpted glass bee at this year's festival, and will have her work available in the Artist Market as well.

Visit her website: www.sarahandday.com
Follow on Facebook & Instagram: Sarah And Day

#HGCB2020 #hotglasscraftbeer #glassblowing #artsinamericus #visitamericusga #downtownamericus #craftbeer #craftbrew

HGCB Artist Announcement: Meet Emily Powell. Emily is based in Arden, NC and will be returning to the festival for her s...
03/10/2020

HGCB Artist Announcement: Meet Emily Powell. Emily is based in Arden, NC and will be returning to the festival for her second year. She'll be demonstrating a wavy bowl with a blown glass flower in the center. She can be found online at: www.etsy.com/shop/EmilyPowellGlass, on Facebook at Emily Powell Glass Designs, and on her website: www.emilypowellglass.com.

#HGCB2020 #hotglasscraftbeer #glassblowing #artsinamericus #visitamericusga #downtownamericus #craftbeer #craftbrew

HGCB Artist Announcement: Meet Bryan Beck. Bryan is a Macon, GA based artist, who founded and runs Startup Studios and B...
03/09/2020

HGCB Artist Announcement: Meet Bryan Beck. Bryan is a Macon, GA based artist, who founded and runs Startup Studios and Blazing Paddles Studio LLC. Bryan will be demonstrating Post Gather Drinking Glasses and a vase or bowl.
A post gather piece is made by gathering hot clear glass over part of an existing bubble, creating a bottom-heavy glass with style. Bryan can be found online at www.blazingpaddlesstudio.com, and on Facebook at Blazing Paddles Studio LLC

#HGCB2020 #hotglasscraftbeer #Glassblowing #artsinamericus #Craftbeer #craftbrew #downtownamericus #visitamericusga

HGCB 2020 Artist Announcement: Meet John Shoemaker. John is a former Mobile Glassblowing Studios employee, who now lives...
03/06/2020

HGCB 2020 Artist Announcement: Meet John Shoemaker. John is a former Mobile Glassblowing Studios employee, who now lives in Asheboro, NC. John will be making work from his signature Apothecary Architecture series based on scientific and historical glass forms. The work will feature 24k Gold and Silver Leaf applied directly to the hot glass.

#hotglasscraftbeer #glassblowing #hotglass #craftbeer #glassartist #visitamericusga #festival #superfun #homegrownworldrenown #downtownamericus #americusga

The Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival is about celebrating the arts. So we're donating 10% of the event proceeds to two of S...
03/05/2020

The Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival is about celebrating the arts. So we're donating 10% of the event proceeds to two of Sumter County's local art champions: Americus Sumter Co Arts and Sumter Players.

Buy a ticket to HGCB 2020 and support the arts!
#HGCB2020 #givingback #hotglasscraftbeer #artsinamericus #hotglass #glassblowing #downtownamericus #americusga #visitamericusga #craftbeer #craftbrew

HGCB 2020 Artist Announcement: Based out of New Orleans, Amy Springer will be bringing back her custom-built Dragon furn...
03/03/2020

HGCB 2020 Artist Announcement: Based out of New Orleans, Amy Springer will be bringing back her custom-built Dragon furnace trailer for artists to use at the Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival this year. This is a special setup that is not to be missed!
#hotglasscraftbeer #glassblowing #hotglass #craftbeer #glassartist #visitamericusga #festival #superfun #homegrownworldrenown

Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival
01/29/2020
Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival

Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival

The Volunteer Signup for the 2020 event is now LIVE! The link to sign up is included below. Simply click the link and choose where you’d like to volunteer.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49a5a823a5f49-4thannual

All volunteers must be age 15 or older. As we have done in the past, volunteers 21+ will receive the equivalent to a General Admission ticket (entry, glass, tasting tickets) and an event t-shirt to wear during the event; while those volunteers who are ages 15-20 will receive Non-Drinking admission and an event t-shirt.

We will continue to use email as a method of communication, but will be adding text messaging and communication in a private Facebook group. When signing up, please be sure to include a cell number in the Phone Number section. If you have Facebook, the link to the volunteer Facebook group is included below. Join this group for updates/announcements, info regarding tasks, event layout, etc. After you sign up, search for HGCB 2020 Volunteers and request an invite to join the group or use the link below.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2816231711753638/

We will continue the HGCB Volunteer Challenge this year! The organization with the most amount of volunteers will receive a $500 donation to their organization. Info is included in the attached graphic.

Thanks, again, for your help with the Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival! We look forward to seeing you all on April 4th.

Due to inclement weather during our FINAL 50 release, we have 30 Premium Tickets remaining that will be released online ...
01/10/2020

Due to inclement weather during our FINAL 50 release, we have 30 Premium Tickets remaining that will be released online on Friday, January 17th at 12:00 Noon. The ticket name will be LAST 30 PREMIUM TICKETS. Don't miss your last chance to get one of these coveted tickets. Happy Weekend and thanks for your support and understanding!

The Volunteer Signup for the 2020 event is now LIVE! The link to sign up is included below. Simply click the link and ch...
01/09/2020
4th Annual Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival

The Volunteer Signup for the 2020 event is now LIVE! The link to sign up is included below. Simply click the link and choose where you’d like to volunteer.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49a5a823a5f49-4thannual

All volunteers must be age 15 or older. As we have done in the past, volunteers 21+ will receive the equivalent to a General Admission ticket (entry, glass, tasting tickets) and an event t-shirt to wear during the event; while those volunteers who are ages 15-20 will receive Non-Drinking admission and an event t-shirt.

We will continue to use email as a method of communication, but will be adding text messaging and communication in a private Facebook group. When signing up, please be sure to include a cell number in the Phone Number section. If you have Facebook, the link to the volunteer Facebook group is included below. Join this group for updates/announcements, info regarding tasks, event layout, etc. After you sign up, search for HGCB 2020 Volunteers and request an invite to join the group or use the link below.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2816231711753638/

We will continue the HGCB Volunteer Challenge this year! The organization with the most amount of volunteers will receive a $500 donation to their organization. Info is included in the attached graphic.

Thanks, again, for your help with the Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival! We look forward to seeing you all on April 4th.

VOLUNTEERS MUST BE AT LEAST 15 YEARS OLD TO VOLUNTEER, but MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER TO POUR BEER FOR THIS EVENT.  Each Volunteer that is 21 or older will receive the equivalent to a General Admission ticket, an event T-Shirt to wear while volunteering, and a commemorative tasting gl...

Did you miss the opportunity to purchase a Premium Ticket for HGCB 2020? If so, here's another opportunity to get one! W...
12/30/2019

Did you miss the opportunity to purchase a Premium Ticket for HGCB 2020? If so, here's another opportunity to get one! We are releasing another 50 Premium Tickets for the event at the Chili Crawl--First Friday this Friday, January 3rd at 5:00 PM. Be one of the first in line at 5:00 PM for your chance to purchase one of the FINAL 50 Premium Tickets. Only 2 tickets per patron will be available. The line will start at the table located in downtown Americus outside of The Huss Foundation, our Presenting Sponsor for the 2020 event.

For more info, call (229) 924-4411 Ext. 247 or email [email protected]

#hotglasscraftbeer #beerfestival #glassblowing #myamericus #madeinamericus #americusarts #playwithfire #georgiabrewers #craftbeer #keepitlocal #getyourtickets

THIS FRIDAY at 12 noon SHARP - Ticket sales will open!! Get your browsers ready, folks! This year's event will have some...
12/10/2019

THIS FRIDAY at 12 noon SHARP - Ticket sales will open!! Get your browsers ready, folks! This year's event will have some cool upgrades that we think you'll like. Go to www.hotglasscraftbeer.com/#tickets to get yours. See y'all in April! 😄🔥🍻🥂🤙
#hotglasscraftbeer #awesomeness #getyourtickets #myamericus #visitamericusga #homegrownworldrenown #glassblowing #playwithfire #craftbeer #georgiabreweries #foodtrucks #yum #mobileglassblowingstudios

TONIGHT!! At the Huss Foundation in Downtown Americus - Main Street, is an amazing raffle opportunity for 2 Premium Beer...
12/06/2019

TONIGHT!! At the Huss Foundation in Downtown Americus - Main Street, is an amazing raffle opportunity for 2 Premium Beer Festival tix + 2 handmade glasses by Hot Glass Academy. The best part? Raffle tickets are only $5!! Happening from 5-8pm during First Friday! 😄🍻🤞🔥
#hotglasscraftbeer #downtownamericus #glassblowing #homegrownworldrenown #visitamericusga #hussfoundation #beerfestival #winthatraffle

This Friday from 5-8 @downtownamericus will raffle two VIP tickets to the Hot Glass Craft Beer Fest. Raffle tickets on sale @hussfoundation Artists' Gallery $5 each.

A HUGE thank you is in order for our amazing event on Saturday!! We are exceedingly grateful for the #hotglasscraftbeer ...
04/08/2019

A HUGE thank you is in order for our amazing event on Saturday!! We are exceedingly grateful for the #hotglasscraftbeer committee, Downtown Americus - Main Street, our sponsors, volunteers, brewers, artists, musicians, attendees, and #mobileglassblowingstudios. Every participant made it an incredible festival!! And thanks to Tim Nolan for the photos!
#hgcb2019 #downtownamericus #hotglasscraftbeerfestival #community #volunteers #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Have you heard about the amazing music line up we have for the event??  Drew Beskin, Nikki & the Phantom Callers, and Te...
04/03/2019

Have you heard about the amazing music line up we have for the event?? Drew Beskin, Nikki & the Phantom Callers, and Tedo Stone will all be playing live at the festival this Saturday! If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, you'd want to act quickly! Tickets are moving and we don't want you to miss out on this great event. To purchase tickets, use the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/americus-hot-glass-craft-beer-festival-2019-tickets-55181177387

#DowntownAmericus #HGCB2019 #HotGlassCraftBeer #MyAmericus #LiveMusic #Festival

WE'RE ALMOST THERE! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer at Americus Main Street's largest festival of t...
03/27/2019

WE'RE ALMOST THERE! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer at Americus Main Street's largest festival of the year! Currently, we have 64% of the volunteer shifts/hours covered. We only need 90 more supporters who love #DowntownAmericus and are willing to come and help us put on an amazing event! Will you help us reach our goal?

Keep in mind, the organization that provides the most volunteers will receive a $500 donation to their organization! GSW Kappa Delta is currently in the lead, but Habitat for Humanity International of Americus and Zeta Tau Alpha- Georgia Southwestern State University aren't too far behind! Let the challenge continue! BUT, there is still time for any organization to take the lead and bring home to prize.

Invite your family and friends to signup and volunteer for the event. Remember, the volunteer does not have to be a member of your organization for you to receive credit. Simply have them to list your organization in the Organization/Comment section of the sign-up.

To signup, use the link below.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49a5a823a5f49-3rdannual

#Hometown #ForwardBound #MyAmericus #HGCB2019

We still need volunteers, folks!! Come join the fun! When you sign up, make sure to put in your chosen club or organizat...
03/20/2019

We still need volunteers, folks!! Come join the fun! When you sign up, make sure to put in your chosen club or organization so they receive the credit for your volunteer hours. You do not have to be a member of the organization to put them in with your signup. The organization with the most hours will receive a $500 donation! See y'all on April 6th!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49a5a823a5f49-3rdannual
#hotglasscraftbeer #volunteering #community #service #dogood #americusga #visitamericusga #homegrownworldrenown #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

The HGCB Volunteer Challenge is underway! This year, the club or organization that provides the most amount of volunteer...
03/15/2019

The HGCB Volunteer Challenge is underway! This year, the club or organization that provides the most amount of volunteers will be the recipient of a $500 donation to their organization. Check out the numbers so far! Which organization will be the lucky winner of this Grand Prize?

*How this works*
Use the link below to signup to volunteer for the event. In the "Organization" space of the signup, include the name of the organization you will be representing.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49a5a823a5f49-3rdannual

If you're organization is not listed, don't worry! There's still time and plenty of space for more volunteers!! Share the information with your organization and get them to sign up to volunteer at the event. Increase your number of volunteers by sharing the information with your family and friends; tell them to list your organization when they sign up! We will check the volunteer sign-up often and provide an update on the status of the number of volunteers from each organization.

*Please keep in mind that volunteers must show up and work their shift in order to receive credit.*

We are so grateful for the support of all our wonderful sponsors!! Did you know that proceeds from the festival go to th...
03/06/2019

We are so grateful for the support of all our wonderful sponsors!! Did you know that proceeds from the festival go to the non-profit Friends of Downtown Americus, who uses the funds to support local small businesses in Americus? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and all the festival details at www.hotglasscraftbeer.com.

We are so grateful for the support of all our wonderful sponsors!! Did you know that proceeds from the festival go to the non-profit Friends of Downtown Americus, who uses the funds to support local small businesses in Americus? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and all the festival details at www.hotglasscraftbeer.com.

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This year, the Hot Glass Craft Beer Committee has decided to increase the number of tasting tickets that general admission guests will receive from 7 to 12. We hope this will enhance your enjoyment of the event and give everyone a better opportunity to experience more of the amazing Georgia-grown, craft beers that will be present at the festival. Happy Monday everyone!
Gonna add to my collection tomorrow!
WTF! Literally tried to buy Vip tickets right at 12 when they went on sale and not 1 is available!!!
Does anyone know when ticket sales will go on for the 2019 festival? April 26th, 2019 will be here before we know it.
Bravo to everyone involved in the festival! It was wonderfully organized and great fun for all! Everyone I saw enjoyed it so much! Thanks so much and we are looking forward to next year!
Saturday they are calling for rain :-(
For folks who did not get premium tickets but wanted the handmade glass, please know that we will have an Artists Market set up at the festival, with many amazing works by the artists who will be demonstrating during the event. Plenty of handmade cups will be available for purchase! We are astounded by the excitement and enthusiasm around the festival, and we are grateful for everyone's patience and understanding as the kinks continue to get worked out. It is, after all, only the 2nd year for an event with a LOT of moving parts! Thanks to all, and we can't wait to see you in April!!
Was on at 12:00 and didnt get VIP tix while other friends did...this is just absurd