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Americus prepares for its first ever craft beer festival

Ten breweries will be at the event. (Source:WALB) Ten breweries will be at the event. (Source:WALB)
Glassblowing is also a major part of the upcoming festival. (Source:WALB) Glassblowing is also a major part of the upcoming festival. (Source:WALB)
Patrick Kay, Americus Main Street Director (Source:WALB) Patrick Kay, Americus Main Street Director (Source:WALB)
Tickets go on sale at 12:00 p.m. Friday. (Source:WALB) Tickets go on sale at 12:00 p.m. Friday. (Source:WALB)
The event will take place in Downtown Americus. (Source:WALB) The event will take place in Downtown Americus. (Source:WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Downtown Americus is getting ready to host its first ever craft beer festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Tickets for the Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival go on sale Friday at 12:00 p.m.

“It’s a great collaboration of artisans that are here in Georgia, the glassblowing aspect of things and then the craft beer,” Americus Main Street Director Patrick Kay said.

General admission is $20 and includes access to the festival, a souvenir tasting glass, and seven beer tasting tickets.

For those who want to indulge a little more, the festival is selling $50 VIP tickets. This admission includes early entry into the festival, catered snacks, special seating, and 14 tasting tickets.

If someone doesn’t drink, but is still interested in glassblowing, the festival is also selling a $5 ticket.

Kay told WALB News 10 that the festival is attracting participants from all over Georgia.

“We’ve had people as far as Columbus who are interested in the event, the people in Macon are finding out about this event, and people in Athens are finding out about this event,” Kay said.

Kay said that the festival is unique for our area.

“In terms of the greater area out here, there’s not a craft beer festival in Albany, there’s never been one in Americus,” Kay added.

Organizers expect to have ten breweries and one vineyard at this inaugural event.

The festival will also include several food vendors and a couple of entertainment acts.

Participants who drink must be 21+ and present valid ID. Those 17 and under are also invited to attend and can get in for free when accompanied with a paying adult.

The event will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 315 W. Lamar St.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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