Fort Collins, CO – Whether you are a Fat Tire or Lips of Faith acolyte, chances are you have a favorite New Belgium beer to swallow down during days like this. Starting this year you can add the title of Producer to their growing portfolio of ventures. Called the Clips of Faith, this traveling outdoor festival promotes amateur films created by people like you. Course this wouldn’t be a New Belgium event without a perfectly good excuse to consume their Lips of Faith beers as well.

“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 absurdist 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.” –source, New Belgium Brewing

Starting in Madison, Wisconsin on the 16th of June, you are cordially invited to stop in, have a seat and enjoy a tasty NB beer while watching the many submissions that were selected for this unique film festival. For those of us living in the Northwest, our best bet will be July 16th, when the show comes to Eugene (Oregon).

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.

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