New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a wide variety of award-winning beers, is bringing its beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show to your backyard. Clips Beer and Film Tour is making its debut in Grand Rapids on Friday, June 21 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. This is the fourth annual tour, which has raised more than $200,000 for nonprofit organizations. Our philanthropic partner for this show is the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition(www.bikegrandrapids.org).
Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings while watching short films created by New Belgium fans. Up to 16 beer varieties will be on tap, including selections from the Lips of Faith series and brewery classics. The best part is that 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales benefit local nonprofits working to improve communities nationwide.
New Belgium beers will be available in 3-ounce samples or a 12-ounce pour. Served up by local beneficiary volunteers, there's plenty of fun to be had alongside a host of traveling tricks and contests.
“Clips combines our love of hand-crafted beers with independent films while giving people a chance to enjoy an evening in the park,” said Christie Catania, Clips Manager-at-Large. “As for films, there's something for everyone from comedies to short documentaries, and the beautiful thing is you're drinking a beer under the stars, watching films and supporting your community.”
New Belgium selects approximately 20 short films for the tour each season. All chosen entries for the 2013 tour will receive a custom gift from New Belgium and screenings in 21 cities. This year, the chosen films include mastering the technique of dice rolling; the quest for the ultimate full moon shot; a duel to be the hippest hipster; and homebrewing in a small New York City apartment. It’s a diverse and highly entertaining line-up that can’t be missed!
Friday, June 21
Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (www.bikegrandrapids.org)
The High Five Program (http://facebook.com/thehighfiveprogram)
Admission – free
3 oz. sample – $1.25
12 oz. beer – $5.00
-Food is welcome; alcohol is not (leave that to us)
-Bring low chairs or blankets – or lounge on the grass
-Entire families are welcome
-Bring your I.D. if you plan to sample beers!
For the latest information on Clips, go to www.newbelgiumclips.com. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com.
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.