New Belgium Pulls Back The Curtains for Clips of Faith Film Tour
Fort Collins, Colorado, May 27, 2010 – New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, has rounded up the winning Clips of Faith film submissions and they’re taking the show on the road. This first-year festival will bring people together for a summer outdoor screening of collected amateur short films accompanied by some of New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings. The Clips of Faith Beer & Film Tour (www.clipsoffaith.com) will screen in fourteen cities throughout the summer and fall of 2010, beginning in Madison, Wisconsin on June 16.
“This tour combines our great passions – folly and beer,” said Meredith Giske, New Belgium Brewing event director. “These short films will do a great job setting the stage for the beers we will be serving from our Lips of Faith portfolio, which features some of our most creative and hard-to-find brews.”
Each stop along the fourteen-city tour will feature an outdoor screening of the collected films, a full tasting of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers (http://www.newbelgium.com/beer) and food from local vendors. All proceeds will benefit local bike non-profits. The series will run between mid-June and mid-October (schedule below).
Entries range from kayaking buddies navigating grizzlies and whales on a paddling trip from Alaska to Seattle, to an absurdest spaghetti western about a flat tire (and some beer). There are visual odes to people’s love affairs with their bikes, assorted comedy shorts, and thought-provoking environmental pieces.
“Craft beer, sustainability and whimsy – all caught on film,” added Giske. “Add in some tasty Lips of Faith beer, and you experience New Belgium’s style of show business.”
To learn more about New Belgium’s Clips of Faith series, go to www.clipsoffaith.com. The creative team at New Belgium Brewing reviewed and selected the winning films. Three top winners will receive an all expenses paid trip to New Belgium.
The 2010 schedule is as follows:
Madison – June 16
St. Louis – June 25
Kansas City – July 2
Missoula – July 7
Eugene – July 16
Davis – July 23
Truckee – July 30
Reno – August 6
Flagstaff – August 13
Nashville – September 3
Asheville – September 10
Raleigh – September 16
Charleston – September 23*
Athens – October 1*
Sorry folks, submissions are closed for 2010.
*Awaiting finalization. Watch www.clipsoffaith.com for updates.
About New Belgium Brewing Company New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces eight year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.newbelgium.com.