New Belgium Brewing’s 2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour to return to Nashville, on October 9
Filmmaker Casey Canterbury, featured in the show, will be in attendance
Ft. Collins, Colo., September 24, 2014 – New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Nashville, Tenn. on October 9. The event will take place in Centennial 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 benefiting local nonprofits. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised close to $400,000 for nonprofits nationwide and will visit Nashville. This Clips stop is a fundraiser for SoundForest.org and Ride For Reading - outside alcohol is not permitted.
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 Nashville 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 Crepe A Diem, The Grilled Cheeserie and Deg Thai 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. Casey Canterbury is from Hot Springs, Ark. and his film, “Southern Wren,” is part of the tour. He will be at the Nashville show as a special guest.
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.”
Thursday, October 9
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., with films starting at 9 p.m.
SoundForest.org is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit committed to EcoCharity – offering sustainability programs to help improve the environment for the greater Nashville area. Its goal is to enable and educate local businesses, government, community groups and individuals to adopt eco-friendly habits and practices (http://www.soundforest.org).
Ride For Reading strives to help children in low-income areas become literate and healthy. The organization collects and donates books via bicycle to children in Title 1 schools, educating them on the importance of literacy and a healthy lifestyle (http://www.rideforreading.org).
Admission – free
3 oz. sample – $1.25
12 oz. beer – $5.00
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!
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.