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New Belgium’s Fifth Annual Clips Beer and Film Tour Raised Nearly $140,000 for Local Organizations

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – The 2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour, New Belgium Brewing’s beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefitting show, raised $139,524 this year after traveling to 21 cities (see local breakdowns below) across the nation. Approximately 20,200 people attended the various tour stops this year. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $506,417 for nonprofit organizations. Kansas City raised the most money this year, bringing in more than $13,000.

Each Clips Beer & Film Tour stop featured New Belgium’s esoteric Lips of Faith beer offerings (and brewery classics) alongside amateur films created by inspired filmmakers from across the country. Volunteers served up popular and rare New Belgium brews with 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales benefitting local nonprofits. Attendees also enjoyed food from local vendors in addition to a diverse offering of traveling games and contests.

Focusing on New Belgium’s commitment to sustainability, these events also encouraged people to recycle, with an impressive 80 percent of waste diverted from landfills. Alternative transportation was encouraged at each event and some cities even organized local community bike rides to the event.

“Mother Nature challenged us across the nation this year!  Even when there was rain people came out with big umbrellas so they could still see the films and support their local beneficiary,” said Christie Catania, Clips National Special Events Manager. “It was a great season and we are looking forward to planning a couple new cities in 2015!”

New Belgium selects approximately 20 short films for the tour each season. All selected filmmakers for the 2014 tour received a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle, made exclusively for the winning submissions. This year, the chosen films included a banana with an attitude, ultra marathoners running with stubborn animals, neon spandex, and much, much more! It was a diverse and highly entertaining line-up with something for everyone. Filmmakers who would like to be considered for the 2015 tour can submit entries starting in January 2015 at www.newbelgiumclips.com.

2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour: City Breakdown

Grand Totals

  • $139,524 raised for nonprofits
  • Approximately 20,200 attendees
  • 80 percent average waste diversion rate

Kansas City, MO – Thursday, May 22
Most money raised during the 2014 tour!

  • $13,086 raised for local nonprofits
  • 1,400 Approximately attendees
  • 91 percent average waste diversion rate

Bloomington, IN – Friday, May 30
Largest attendance during the 2014 tour!

  • $12,226 raised for local nonprofits (up $4,375 from 2013)
  • Approximately 1,700 attendees (up 500 from 2013)
  • 91 percent average waste diversion rate

Chicago, IL – Friday, June 6
First time in Chicago

  • $9,070 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,500 attendees
  • 93 percent average waste diversion rate

Milwaukee, WI – Thursday, June 12

  • $6,147 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,100 attendees (up 150 from 2013)
  • 93 percent average waste diversion rate

Madison, WI – Thursday, June 19*
Show moved indoors due to bad weather

  • $3,409 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 200 attendees

Grand Rapids, MI – Friday, June 27

  • $9,665 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,400 attendees

Boulder, CO – Friday, July 11

  • $9,918 raised for local nonprofits (up $4,381 from 2013)
  • Approximately 1,100 attendees
  • 96 percent average waste diversion rate

Colorado Springs, CO – Thursday, July 17

  • $12,088 raised for local nonprofits (up $6,643 from 2013)
  • Approximately 1,600 attendees (up 600 from 2013)
  • 88 percent average waste diversion rate

Seattle, WA – Friday, July 25

  • $10,208 raised for local nonprofits (up $860 from 2013)
  • Approximately 1,400 attendees
  • 80 percent average waste diversion rate

Davis, CA – Friday, August 1

  • $6,772 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,200 attendees
  • 93 percent average waste diversion rate

Berkeley, CA – Saturday, August 9
First time in Berkeley

  • $3,376 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 850 attendees
  • 97 percent average waste diversion rate

Santa Barbara, CA – Friday, August 15
First time in Santa Barbara
Highest waste diversion rate during the 2014 tour!

  • $4,773 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 800 attendees
  • 99 percent average waste diversion rate

Asheville, NC – Friday, September 5

  • $5,717 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,400 attendees
  • 77 percent average waste diversion rate

Charlottesville, VA – Friday, September 12

  • $4,147 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 750 attendees
  • 98 percent average waste diversion rate

Atlanta, GA – Friday, September 19
First time in Atlanta

  • $7,002 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 900 attendees

Charleston, SC – Thursday, September 25

  • $6,123 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 900 attendees
  • 88 percent average waste diversion rate

Charlotte, NC – Friday, October 3

  • $4,074 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 500 attendees

Nashville, TN – Thursday, October 9
First time in Nashville

  • $2,000 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 200 attendees
  • 77 percent average waste diversion rate

Tampa, FL – Friday, October 17
First time in Tampa

  • $6,395 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 800 attendees
  • 88 percent average waste diversion rate

Miami, FL – Friday, October 24*
First time in Miami
Show moved indoors due to bad weather

  • $2,083 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 200 attendees

Austin, TX – Thursday, November 6

  • $1,237 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 300 attendees
  • 97 percent average waste diversion rate

*Due to weather or other circumstances, waste diversion rates aren’t available for some cities.

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 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 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.

New Belgium’s Clips of Faith Beer and Film Festival

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling philanthropic beer and film festival, recently wrapped up its third successful season, raising $117,656 for local nonprofits (see the city breakdowns below). Approximately 16,400 people came out for homemade films and handmade beers as the tour visited 18 cities across the country. All proceeds from beer sales benefit local nonprofit partners and over its three-year run, Clips of Faith has raised approximately $208,650.

During each event, people were able to watch amateur films, try New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers and enjoy food from local vendors. Alternative transportation was encouraged and an average of 20 percent of attendees rode bikes to the show. In addition, each event had a zero waste goal, diverting, on average, 83 percent of the waste from landfills.

“We appreciate the hospitality we experienced in each city on the tour,” said Christie Catania, Clips of Faith Manager-at-Large. “We had a fantastic lineup of films, awesome partners and we feel fortunate getting to share our nights alongside friends across the country. Our favorite part is working with our local nonprofit partners, to help them raise money for causes that better the local community.”

The creative team at New Belgium Brewing reviewed and chose the films that went on tour. All selected filmmakers received a custom New Belgium gift and had their films screened in all 18 cities.

If you are a filmmaker, or an aspiring filmmaker, and would like to be part of New Belgium’s 2013 Clips of Faith tour, entries will be accepted January 1 – April 15 at www.clipsoffaith.com.

Clips of Faith City-by-City Breakdown Grand Totals

  • $117,656 raised for nonprofits
  • Approximately 16,400 attendees
  • 20% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 83% average waste diversion rate

St. Louis, MO – May 18

  • $3,866 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 500 attendees
  • 14% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 88% average waste diversion rate

Kansas City, MO – May 31

  • $8,864 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,000 attendees
  • 12% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 82% average waste diversion rate

Bloomington, IN – June 8

  • $6,762 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,200 attendees
  • 13% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 97% average waste diversion rate

Des Moines, IA – June 15

  • $4,022 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 500 attendees
  • 7% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 91% average waste diversion rate

Madison, WI – June 21

  • $10,582 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,300 attendees
  • 47% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 95% average waste diversion rate

Boulder, CO – June 29

  • $10,421 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,600 attendees
  • 27% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 95% average waste diversion rate

Flagstaff, AZ – July 12

  • $5,149 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 500 attendees
  • 47% attendees arrived on a bike

Santa Cruz, CA – July 20

  • $7,059 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 800 attendees
  • 37% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 95% average waste diversion rate

Seattle, WA – July 27

  • $7,648 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,200 attendees
  • 11% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 79% average waste diversion rate

Portland, OR – August 3

  • $2,261 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 700 attendees
  • 25% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 81% average waste diversion rate

Davis, CA – August 10

  • $8,519 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,300 attendees
  • 25% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 89% average waste diversion rate

Missoula, MT – August 17

  • $4,670 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 750 attendees
  • 29% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 87% average waste diversion rate

Asheville, NC – September 7

  • $7,413 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,250 attendees
  • 19% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 85% average waste diversion rate

Atlanta, GA – September 14

  • $6,189 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 900 attendees
  • 18% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 89% average waste diversion rate

Athens, GA – September 21

  • $2,455 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 500 attendees
  • 17% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 78% average waste diversion rate

Charleston, SC – September 27

  • $5,721 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 850 attendees
  • 8% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 92% average waste diversion rate

Charlotte, NC – October 5

  • $3,461 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 550 attendees
  • 6% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 84% average waste diversion rate

Knoxville, TN – October 12

  • $12,587 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1000 attendees
  • 6% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 95% average waste diversion rate

New Belgium Brewing’s Clips of Faith

Friday, August 24th, 2012
ASHEVILLE NC – New Belgium Brewing’s Clips of Faith coming to Asheville on September 7. The event is a fundraiser for Asheville on Bikes.  Last year the stop raised about $2,400 and had around 700 attendees.  In addition to featuring more than a dozen of New Belgium’s finest (and hard-to-find) beers, the event will feature a compilation of winning short films submitted by New Belgium’s filmmaking friends.  It’s free to get in, but all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales will go to our friends with Asheville on Bikes.  We’ll also be recycling and composting most of the waste from the night with the help of Asheville Greenworks.

When:
Friday, September 7

Time:
7:00 p.m.

Where:           
Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park

Proceeds Benefit:
Asheville on Bikes (http://ashevilleonbikes.com)

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

Beer:

Cocoa Mole Ale, Biere de Mars, Tart Lychee, La Folie, Fat Tire, Ranger, 1554, Trippel, Abbey, Blue Paddle, Belgo IPA, Shift Pale Lager and more to come

Food:

Avery’s Hot Dogs & Gypsy Queen Cuisine 

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 blankets or low chairs – or just lounge on the grass!