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Tickets for Controlled Chaos Film Festival

Monday, July 6th, 2015

ASHEVILLE NC – Area film lovers can anticipate viewing some freshly minted, award-winning student-created films in the second annual Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival, Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands.

The “Date Night”-themed event opens with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a 90-minute screening at 7 p.m., and showcases the best of Western Carolina University student films from its Film and Television Production Program’s annual, campus-based Controlled Chaos Film Festival. Genres include comedy, drama, documentary, animated film and promotional pieces.

A two-item live auction during the intermission will give audience members an opportunity to win a 3-minute business or family video created expressly for them by students and faculty in the WCU film and television program, or a featured cameo role in a senior thesis film. Students and faculty members in the FTP program will be available throughout the event to provide commentary and answer questions.

The cost of admission to this limited seating event is $75 (plus $5 North Carolina sales tax). Tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, July 13, at the Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and the Highlands Performing Arts Center, or by calling the WCU College of Fine and Performing Arts at 828-227-7028.

Students in WCU’s School of Stage and Screen write, direct, act, film, edit and produce the films and incorporate musical compositions created by students in the Commercial and Electronic Music Program and title sequences developed in the School of Art and Design.

The money raised from ticket sales will assist students with making senior project films, which often cost more than $5,000 to create, and in acquiring essential equipment for the program.

The festival rating is PG-13 for adult language.

For more information about the event, see the web page at http://bccff.wcu.edu.

Annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival May 1 at WCU

Friday, April 17th, 2015

ASHEVILLE NC – Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the seventh annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 1.

The festival, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature short works in a range of genres created by students from the Film and Television Production Program and the School of Stage and Screen.

“It’s our premiere,” said Kasey N. Summers, event organizer and senior from Phillipsburg, New Jersey. “We all dream of having polished work on the big screen, and this is the opportunity to celebrate the hours of hard work put in by each student. From horror movies to silent films, our top-notch programs encourage film-lovers to come experience the talent, art and entertainment they’ve come to expect from Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen.”

The senior thesis short films “Lost Soles” and “Cold Coffee” will be featured at the event.

“Lost Soles,” a dark comedy, introduces Neil Garrison, an unassuming college freshman who has his world turned upside down when the search for a missing shoe turns into more than he could have possibly anticipated. With the help of his childhood friend Gideon, Neil is faced with a decision that will change his life – for better or worse.

“Being the director of photography, or DP, for ‘Lost Soles’ was one of the greatest learning experiences I’ve encountered,” said senior Samantha Hunt. “You really have to throw yourself into the filmmaking process. At first, I was definitely worried that I wouldn’t be able to understand the full work ethic of being a DP. However, by the time we wrapped, I ended up walking away with so much more confidence and knowledge, especially after working with such a talented and supportive crew.”

The second film, “Cold Coffee,” is based on the theme that the day after a break-up is always the hardest. The dramatic comedy follows college student and resident assistant Gwen Easton as she goes through the first 24 hours after heartbreak.

For the Controlled Chaos Film Festival, students raised between $4,000 and $6,000 to create each senior project, filmed and shot with a state-of-the-art F65 CineAlta camera that was donated to WCU by Sony.

“Working on the Sony-donated F65 was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” said camera operator Nicole Baskin. “To work with such quality and clarity was challenging and expanded my skills. I hope to one day work with the F65 professionally.”

Advance tickets to the Controlled Chaos Film Festival can be purchased for $10 each in the School of Stage and Screen office located on the second floor of the Stillwell Building in Room 233. Tickets are $10 cash at the door. Proceeds and donations benefit the Motion Picture Student Project Fund, which helps students with the cost of creating their senior thesis films.

For more information, contact Jack Sholder, director of the Film and Television Production Program, at 828-227-2324 or [email protected].

New Belgium Brewing’s 2014 Clips Beer and Film Tour

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour will make its thirteenth stop of the 2014 tour in Asheville, N.C. on September 5. The event will take place in Pack Square Park from 7:30-10:30 p.m., with the films starting at 9 p.m. This beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show is going coast-to-coast hitting 21 cities in its fifth year with 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales benefititting local nonprofits. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised close to $400,000 for nonprofits nationwide and raised $10,926 in Asheville last year. Clips is a fundraiser for Asheville on Bikes – outside alcohol is not permitted.

“Asheville on Bikes is thrilled to continue working with New Belgium and we welcome them into our community,” said Asheville on Bikes Director Mike Sule. “It’s great to have a national company championing the value of active transportation. Their commitment to active transportation broadens support for enhancing our infrastructure.”

Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings, while watching short films created by New Belgium fans. Many of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers can be hard to come by and Clips offers the best way to try them. Up to 17 varieties from Lips of Faith to brewery classics will be on tap. For a complete list of beers available at the Asheville stop, click here.

New Belgium beers will be available in 3-ounce samples or a 12-ounce pour. Served by local beneficiary volunteers, there’s plenty of fun to be had alongside a host of traveling tricks and contests. Food from Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Avery’s Dogs and Pho Ya Belly will be available.

New Belgium selects approximately 20 short films for the tour each season. All selected filmmakers for the 2014 tour receive a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle, made exclusively for the winning submissions. This year, the chosen films include a banana with an attitude, ultra marathoners running with stubborn animals, neon spandex, and much, much more! It’s a diverse and highly entertaining line-up with something for everyone.

“Clips is a great place to come together with friends and relax,” said Christie Catania, Clips National Special Events Manager. “It is an outdoor evening gathering, where you can connect with friends, watch films and enjoy good beers. One-hundred percent of proceeds from beer sales benefits your local nonprofit.”

When:

Friday, September 5Time:
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Where:
Pack Square Park – Roger McGuire Green

Proceeds Benefit:
Asheville on Bikes’ (AoB) mission is to cultivate the culture of urban and commuter cycling through advocacy and celebration. AoB works with the public, businesses and government to advance support of active transportation improvements (http://ashevilleonbikes.com).

Recycling By:
Asheville GreenWorks, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is an environmental conservation organization that enhances the local community through volunteer-based programs and education (http://www.ashevillegreenworks.org).

Cost:
Admission – free
3 oz. sample –  $1.25
12 oz. beer –  $5.00

Other tips:
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!
Bring a water bottle – New Belgium gives away water for free.
Dogs are welcomed on a leash, under control, and by their owner’s side.
Please walk, ride a bike, carpool, or take public transportation!

For the latest information on Clips, go to www.newbelgium.com/clips. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com.

About Clips Beer & Film Tours
Clips is a national beer and film festival that invites guests to try New Belgium’s unique Lips of Faith series alongside popular classics, while catching short films by New Belgium friends and fans. Attendees get to enjoy a night under the stars with proceeds going to local nonprofits in each city. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $366,893 for nonprofits nationwide. This marks the fifth year for the beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show that travels coast-to-coast.

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 nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

New Belgium Brewery Tour Schedule

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – New Belgium Brewing announced its 2014 national schedule for Clips Beer & Film Tour; the beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefitting show that will stop in twenty-one cities this year. From May to November the tour will travel coast-to-coast for its fifth season. Clips is a free event, with all proceeds from beer sales going to local nonprofits. Since its inception in 2010, Clips Beer & Film Tour has raised nearly $370,000 for nonprofits nationwide.

Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s more esoteric beer offerings, while watching short films created by New Belgium fans. Up to 18 beer varieties will be on tap, including some of the more hard-to-come-by beers from the Lips of Faith sereis, as well as brewery classics.

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. Food from local vendors will also be available.

“Clips inspires an atmosphere that celebrates creativity and gives people a fun way to enjoy an evening out,” said Christie Catania, Clips National Special Events Manager. “We set the stage for people to come together, enjoy some beer, friends, films and donate to their community – all under the stars in a local park. It’s a great time for all.”

New Belgium selects approximately 20 short films for the tour each season from an online film competition. During each stop, New Belgium tries to leave as little of an environmental footprint as possible. Since its inception, Clips has diverted 85 percent of event waste from landfills, and partners with local organizations in each city to keep the events clean and green.

2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour will roll through each of the following cities:

Kansas City, MO                     May 22                      Theis Park
Bloomington, IN                     May 30                      Bryan Park
Chicago, IL                               June 6                       Eckhart Park

Milwaukee, WI                       June 12                     Veteran’s Park
Madison, WI                           June 19                     Olin Park
Grand Rapids, MI                  June 27                     Ah-Nab-Awen Park
Boulder, CO                            July 11                      29th Street Mall
Colorado Springs, CO           July 17                      America the Beautiful Park
Seattle, WA                            July 25                      Gas Works Park
Davis, CA                                August 1                   Community Park
Berkeley, CA                          August 9                   Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
Santa Barbara, CA                August 15                  Chase Palm Park
Asheville, NC                         September 5              Pack Square Park: Roger McGuire Green
Charlottesville, VA               September 12            Washington Park: Lower Field
Atlanta, GA                            September 19            Fourth Ward Skatepark Field
Charleston, SC                      September 25            Marion Square
Charlotte, NC                        October 3                  Independence Park
Nashville, TN                        October 9                  Centennial Park
Tampa, FL                             October 17                 Curtis Hixon Park
Miami, FL                              October 24                 TBD
Austin, TX                             November 6               Republic Square ParkFor the latest information on Clips, go to www.newbelgium.com/clips. 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, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

Calling All Film Makers April 1 Deadline New Belgium Brewing’s Film Tour

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – New Belgium is still accepting original, creative movie clips through April 1 to have their work showcased in New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer and Film Tour. Clips will travel to more than 20 cities from May to November. This marks the fifth year for the beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show that travels coast-to-coast.

The films should be less than five minutes and touch on (but aren’t limited to) these topics:

  • Craft beer
  • Advocacy or activism
  • Humor
  • Culture
  • Adventure
  • Art
  • Fun.
Selected films and their respective artists are subject to fame and beer-fortune, with audiences from coast–to–coast seeing the chosen films. New this year, New Belgium will create a trophy-worthy beer, in custom-screen printed bottles, made exclusively for ALL selected film artists.Clips is a national beer and film festival that invites guests to try New Belgium’s unique Lips of Faith series alongside popular classics, while watching short films by New Belgium friends and fans. Attendees get to enjoy a night under the stars with proceeds going to local nonprofits in each city. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $366,893 for nonprofits nationwide.

To submit your film, click here and to watch a video about the Clips Beer and Film Tour and learn more go to http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film.aspx.

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 nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer and Film Tour

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour. Selected films will be viewed in 21 cities across the U.S., starting in May. Clips Beer & Film Tour is a unique film festival where guests sit under the stars, enjoy New Belgium beers, and watch a composition of original films, while simultaneously raising money for local nonprofits.

The selected filmmakers will receive a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle made exclusively for the winning submissions. In addition, they will receive a limited edition, hand-forged Clips belt buckle.

“The Clips tour is a philanthropic celebration of the creativity of craft brewing and film,” said Christie Catania, Clips National Special Events Manager. “The selected filmmakers have the opportunity to share their passion with thousands of people across the country, win unique prizes, and of course bragging rights.”

Film submissions can range from 10 seconds to five minutes on any or all of these topics:

  1. Craft Beer
  2. Advocacy/Activism
  3. Humor
  4. Culture
  5. Adventure
  6. Art
  7. Fun.

Over the years, selected films have run the gamut on genres and topics, including the technique of dice rolling, the quest for the ultimate full moon shot, a duel to be the hippest hipster, homebrewing in a small New York City apartment, a documentary about controversial water rights, a tale of lizard wrangling in Wisconsin, and a piece of art entirely created with old school theater trickery, puppeteering and black light.

New Belgium is accepting submissions through April 1st at http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film/submit-your-film.aspx and selects approximately 20 films each season. Filmmakers must be at least 21 years old and must secure rights for all elements included in the film. The 2014 schedule will be announced soon.

During each Clips show, 100 percent of proceeds from beer sales directly benefit a local nonprofit working to improve the community. Last year, Clips Beer & Film Tour raised nearly $158,243 for local organizations and approximately 22,000 people sampled beer, viewed films, and diverted 85 percent of event waste from landfills. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $366,893 for nonprofits nationwide.

For the latest information on Clips, go to http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film.aspx. 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, and a Certified B Corp. 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.

Documentary Explores Estimated 2.4 Million Gay Senior Citizens Living in America

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, a documentary film about the aging gay community, which premiered at SXSW 2013, will hold its Asheville premiere Thursday, October 17th, 6:00pm at the Fine Arts Theatre supported by the LGBT Elder Advocates of Western North Carolina.

The subjects of BEFORE YOU KNOW IT are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, trouble-making baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But BEFORE is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, it’s a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie—whether these communities be affable senior living facilities, lively activist enclaves or wacky queer bars brimming with glittered trinkets and colorful drag queens.

BEFORE YOU KNOWIT Director PJ Raval says, “We’re honored to screen in Asheville. We hope to bring this film to all communities.” BEFORE has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the stories of LGBTQ elders to theaters across the country. You can find more information about their fundraiser at beforeyouknowitfilm.com

Reel Rock Film Tour

Friday, September 27th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – Adventure enthusiasts and climbing junkies will not want to miss the Asheville premiere of REEL ROCK 8 on Thursday, Oct 3 at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and available online.

The World Premiere in Boulder, Colo. last week sold-out two nights in a row, followed closely by more sold out shows from Anchorage to Atlanta.

REEL ROCK 8 features its most controversial film to date. High Tension focuses on the violent incident on Mt. Everest involving Sherpas and professional climbers Ueli Steck and Simone Moro that became a mainstream news story earlier this year. The documentary goes beyond the headlines with never-before-seen  footage of the fight and an exploration of long-standing conflicts on the most famous summit on Earth.

And that’s just part of what REEL ROCK has in store: The story of the bravest female climber alive, tales of Yosemite in the 1970s during the era of sex drugs ‘n’ rock and roll, and climbing’s version of The Karate Kid –  these heart pounding tales of superhuman skill and determination will leave viewers dangling from the edges of their seats and craving more. Prize giveaways, appearances by pro climbers, and fundraising for non-profits are all part of REEL ROCK events.

In 2012, REEL ROCK screened in over 400 locations world-wide, drew over 100,000 audience members, raised over $20,000 for non-profits, partnered with hundreds of retailers, university outing clubs and climbing gyms, and won copious media coverage and critical praise. For more information to go: http://reelrocktour.com/

The Sensei

Forty-three-year-old Yuji Hirayama is one of the great legends of modern climbing. Near retirement, he plans one big swan-song mission to complete a project, one of his hardest ever, at the spectacular summit of Mount Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo. But first he must find the right partner. Enter Daniel Woods, the young American boulderer who is one of the strongest humans in the climbing world, but lacks mountain experience. Daniel-San travels to Japan to prove himself worthy of Hirayama’s mentorship, and the unlikely duo team up for the expedition of a lifetime.

Spice Girl

The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding dangerous routes and a competitive machismo among the driven young climbers risking it all to prove their boldness. It’s the last place you’d expect to find a nice little blonde girl putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb the British grade of E9 (super hard, super sketchy), Hazel is a connoseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts. Having mastered the scrappy seacliffs at home she teams up with Emily Harrington to tackle the massive, untamed bigwalls of Taghia Gorge, Morocco.

High Tension: Ueli Steck and the Clash on Everest

Mount Everest made headlines around the world this year when it was reported that Ueli Steck and Simone Moro, the strongest duo in alpinism, were attacked by a crowd of angry sherpas at Camp 2 while attempting a cutting edge new route on the highest — and most crowded — mountain in the world. Fearing for their lives, the climbers fled the mountain, and the incident sparked a flurry of gasps and angry recrimination: sherpas, western climbers, guiding companies, even the legendary mountain itself were pounded with criticism from all sides. Amidst the bizarre event, REEL ROCK was embedded with the climbing team and given an exclusive look at what happened that day, and why.

The Stone Masters

A feature documentary about the counterculture climbing scene in Yosemite over the last 50 years. Provisionally titled “Valley Uprising,” the film brings all the legends to life: from Royal Robbins’ epic battle with Warren Harding to the fabled drug plane crash of 1977 and the escalating tensions between climbers and national park rangers.

Come Enjoy New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer and Film Tour

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – 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. The nationwide tour is coming to Asheville on Friday, September 6 at Pack Square Park: Roger McGuire Green.

Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric 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 some brewery classics. The best part is that 100 percent of beer sale proceeds on Friday night will go to local nonprofit Asheville on Bikes, supported by the Asheville Downtown Association.

When:

Friday, September 6Time:
7:00 p.m.

Where:          
Pack Square Park: Roger McGuire Green

Proceeds Benefit:  
Asheville on Bikes, supported by the Asheville Downtown Association
Asheville on Bikes is a nonprofit organization that cultivates the culture of commuting and urban cycling within Asheville through celebration and advocacy.

Recycling By:
Asheville Greenworks (www.ashevillegreenworks.org)

Cost:
Admission – free
3 oz. sample –  $1.25
12 oz. beer –  $5.00

Other tips:
Food is welcome; alcohol is not (leave that to us)
Bring low chairs or blankets to 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, one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. 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.

New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer and Film Tour Visits Asheville

Friday, August 16th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – New Belgium Brewing is bringing its beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show to your backyard. Clips Beer and Film Tour is coming to Asheville on Friday, September 6 at Pack Square Park: Roger McGuire Green. This is the fourth annual tour, which has raised more than $250,000 for nonprofit organizations since its inception. In Asheville, the nonprofit partner is Asheville on Bikes, supported by the Asheville Downtown Association.

Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric 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. Food from Avery’s Hot Dogs & Gypsy Queen Cuisine will also be available.

“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 that 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!

When:

Friday, September 6

Time:                         
7:00 p.m.

Where:          
Pack Square Park: Roger McGuire Green

Proceeds Benefit:  
Asheville on Bikes, supported by the Asheville Downtown Association

Asheville on Bikes is a nonprofit organization that cultivates the culture of commuting and urban cycling within Asheville through celebration and advocacy.

Recycling By:
Asheville Greenworks (www.ashevillegreenworks.org)

Cost:
Admission – free
3 oz. sample –  $1.25
12 oz. beer –  $5.00

Other tips:                         
Food is welcome; alcohol is not (leave that to us)
Bring low chairs or blankets to 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.