ASHEVILLE NC – New Belgium Brewing’s 2016 Clips Beer and Film Tour is traveling across the U.S. in 2016, celebrating the brewery’s 25th anniversary while raising money for local nonprofits. This year three new cities join the line-up: Oakland, CA; St. Petersburg, FL; and Philadelphia, PA. The tour kicks off in Bloomington, IN on May 20th and concludes in Philly on October 21st. This is the seventh year for Clips, which is a free event, with all proceeds from beer sales going to local nonprofits. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $659,000 for nonprofit organizations, including more than $150,000 last year.
“We have been working with many of our Clips partners for seven years and we are excited to celebrate New Belgium’s 25th anniversary with all of our non-profit friends across the country, along with everyone who comes out to enjoy a wonderful night of beers and films,” said Christie Catania, Clips national special events manager. “We will set up in great local parks, including a few new stops, to benefit some amazing beneficiaries. This year you can expect more games, new unique beers, and a film line-up only available at Clips. It is going to be a great year! Come out and play with us!”
Local beneficiary volunteers serve up the beer with close to 20 different New Belgium offerings on tap, available in 3-ounce samples, 12-ounce pours, or cans. Food from local vendors will also be available.
New Belgium, promoters of environmental stewardship, encourages attendees to think twice about throwing away trash, with a significant amount of waste diverted from landfills at each stop. In addition, all locations will have bike valet, encouraging people to ride their bike to the showings.
2016 Clips Beer & Film Tour will roll through each of the following cities:
Bloomington, IN May 20 Bryan Park
Madison, WI June 2 Olin Park
Kansas City, MO June 9 Theis Park
Boulder, Colo. July 8 Valmont Disc Golf Park
Grand Rapids, MI July 15 Ah-Nab-Awen Park
Colorado Springs, Colo. July 21 America the Beautiful Park
Seattle, WA July 29 Gas Works Park
Sacramento, CA August 12 Southside Park
Oakland, CA August 19 Mosswood Park
Asheville, NC August 26 Pack Square Park: Roger McGuire Green
Reston, VA September 16 Reston Town Center
Columbus, OH September 23 Columbus Commons
St. Petersburg, FL September 30 Morean Arts Center for Clay
Charleston, SC October 6 Marion Square
Atlanta, GA October 14 Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark Field
Philadelphia, PA October 21 23rd Street Armory
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, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.