SOURCE: Glass Academy

Glass Academy

July 01, 2011 17:04 ET

Hot Glass + Cold Beer ~ Featuring Michigan Breweries and Live Glassblowing

August 4th, 5-10pm at the Glass Academy in Dearborn

DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwire - Jul 1, 2011) - Second annual "Hot Glass + Cold Beer" event happens August 4th from 5-10pm at the Glass Academy with live glassblowing demonstrations, cold beer from Michigan breweries, and food samples from Michigan companies.

Tickets sell for $55 and include a hand crafted drinking vessel made by Furnace Design Studio in the ticket price (value $35). Live glassblowing demonstrations will occur where customers can custom order mugs, pilsners, and pint glasses all evening. Larger and more elaborate drinking vessels are always available during the show, so customers can swap the basic drinking vessel for a custom designed mug or pilsner for an additional fee.

"Last year was the kickoff for the Hot Glass + Cold Beer Event and with such an amazing turnout we just felt we had to keep the tradition alive," states Chris Nordin, the co-founder of the event. "Our customers demand unique experiences and we don't want to let them down!!" For returning customers, this year's featured glass will be coke bottle green glass to add to the collection.

The breweries that were chosen cover a wide assortment of beer styles and locations so customers can sample beers that are crafted in Michigan. This year breweries include: Kuhnhenn of Warren, Motor City in Detroit, Dragonmead from Warren, and Short's Brewery in Bellaire.

VIP tickets sell for $200 which includes an extra fancy drinking vessel with a green stem (value $150), private dining menu, and front row seating for demos.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at, by phone at 313-561-4527 or in person at the Glass Academy, 25331 Trowbridge St. in Dearborn. The Studio Gallery, featuring works made at the Glass Academy, will also be open for purchases from 5-10pm during the show.

For more information, please contact Lisa Neitzer at 313-561-4527 or visit

About the Glass Academy
The Glass Academy is Michigan's largest Art glass studio and the only certified school to teach the glass arts in Michigan. The 14,000 sq. ft. warehouse is host to many organizations from civic and youth groups, to private parties and fundraising groups that benefit from the studio's unique gallery to raise profits and awareness of the glass arts.

(Please contact the studio to receive a media pass)

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Michelle Plucinsky