Brewery News: WA: Seattle: Clips Beer & Film Tour returns Friday, July 31st

Press Release

Ft. Collins, Colo., ...  – New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is on the road, making its ninth stop of the 2015 tour in Seattle, WA on July 31. This beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show is going coast-to-coast hitting 20 cities in its sixth year. The best part is that 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales benefit local nonprofits working to improve communities nationwide. In total Clips has raised more than $520,000 for nonprofits. This year the event kicks off at Gas Works Park at 8:00 p.m. and the films start rolling at 9:30 p.m.
 
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 Seattle stop, click here.
 
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 food trucks will be available for purchase.
 
New Belgium selects approximately 20 short films for the tour each season. All selected filmmakers for the 2015 tour receive a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle, made exclusively for the winning submissions. This year, chosen films include a panda with an attitude about craft beer, a mano-a-mano mountain bike brawl, a whimsical human-powered surf rig and much, much more! It’s a diverse and highly entertaining line-up with something for everyone.
 
“Clips is all about providing a great evening for the local community to enjoy together, while also giving back to it,” said Christie Cantania, Clips National Special Events Manager. “We changed the set-up this year and we are really excited to share the creativity of our brewers and film makers, as well as our new ambiance.”
 


Clips Beer & Film Tour – Seattle Stop

When:                                    
Friday, July 31
 

Time:                                     
8:00 p.m., with films starting at 9:30 p.m.
 

Where:                                  
Gas Works Park

Cost:
Admission – free
3 oz. sample –  $1.50
12 oz. beer –  $6.00
 
Food Vendors: 
Hallava Falafel
Hungry Me
Bread and Circuses
No Bones About It

Other tips:                            
  • You will be asked to prove that you are old enough to enjoy an adult beverage. Please bring your government issued ID. No ID means no beer!
  • Bring low chairs or blankets – or lounge on the grass! 
  • No outside alcohol – leave the libations to us.
  • Picnics are welcome, although you might want to check out our local food vendors before you bring your own!
  • Bring your water bottle. We give water away for free. Look for the tall blue signs and stay hydrated!
  • We LOVE dogs. If you choose to bring Fido, please come prepared to keep your dog under control, on a leash, curbed, and by your side.
  • Walk, ride your bike, carpool, take public transportation…please.  
For the latest information on Clips, go to NewBelgium.com/Clips. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit 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 more than $520,000 for nonprofits nationwide. This marks the sixth 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, one of World Blu’s Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at NewBelgium.com.
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