Another year of the very successful “Clips of Faith” is coming to a northwest city near you. This year much like last year is a festival celebrating independent film making and bicycling. Much like previous year’s the festival also benefits local non-profits, with last year raising over $31,000 to benefit some of those charities.

“This is our second run at Clips of Faith and we can’t wait to once again celebrate the arts of beer and film in cities across the country,” said Christie Catania, Clips of Faith Manager-at-Large.  “It’s a quintessential summer evening: lounging outside, watching movies under the stars, drinking beer with friends.”

New Belgium is accepting film submissions through May 1. To read the guidelines and submit a film, visit www.clipsoffaith.com. The creative team at New Belgium Brewing will review and select the winning films. The top three filmmakers will receive a trip to New Belgium to screen their films as well as a contour HD helmet camera. Three runners-up will receive a Flip HD camera. All selected films will tour the country throughout the summer.

Each stop along the tour will feature an outdoor screening of the collected films, a tasting of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers (http://www.newbelgium.com/beer) and food from local vendors.

The 2011 tour kicks off in St. Louis, MO on May 19 and wraps up in Knoxville, TN on October 14.  New Belgium has added nine cities to the Clips of Faith tour this year: Bloomington, IN; Des Moines, IA; Boulder, CO; Santa Cruz, CA; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA and Knoxville, TN (full schedule below).

To learn more about New Belgium’s Clips of Faith series, go to www.clipsoffaith.com.

The 2011 schedule is as follows:

St. Louis, MO – May 19
Kansas City, MO – May 26
Bloomington, IN – June 3
Madison, WI – June 10
Des Moines, IA – June 17
Boulder, CO – June 24
Flagstaff, AZ – July 8
Santa Cruz, CA – July 15
Davis, CA – July 22
Seattle, WA – July 29
Portland, OR – August 5
Missoula, MT – August 19
Asheville, NC – September 9
Charlotte, NC – September 16
Charleston, SC – September 22
Atlanta, GA – September 30
Athens, GA – October 7
Knoxville, TN – October 14

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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