Event features short films, New Belgium beer, and benefits UpaDowna and Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates
Ft. Collins, Colo. – New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Colorado Springs on Thursday, July 21. This free event, now in its seventh year, features short films and a selection of small-batch beers with 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales going to UpaDowna and Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. In total Clips has raised more than $659,000 for nonprofits, with more than $13,000 coming from Colorado Springs in 2015. The event kicks off at America The Beautiful Park at 7:30 p.m., with the films starting at 9:30 p.m.
*UPDATE* Here’s the Beer List:
Here’s photos from the past few years:
“This year is New Belgium’s 25th anniversary, so we’re doing things a little differently,” said Christie Catania, Clips national special events manager. “We asked ten filmmakers to incorporate the year 1991 into their film, as a way to salute the year that New Belgium got its start. The films do a great job of bringing us back to the glory days of big hair, questionable fashion, and outdated technology!”
In addition to a night of films under the stars, Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings. Many of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers can be hard to come by and Clips offers the best way to try them. Eleven varieties from Lips of Faith to brewery classics will be available in 3-ounce samples, 12-ounce pours, or cans. For a complete list of beers available at the Colorado Springs stop, click here. Food from local food trucks will be available for purchase from: McCabe’s Tavern, Front Range BBQ and Jake and Telly’s Greek Taverna.
New Belgium, promoters of environmental stewardship, encourages attendees to think twice about throwing away trash, with a significant amount of waste diverted from landfills at each stop. In addition, all locations will have bike valet, encouraging people to ride their bike to the showings.
Clips Beer & Film Tour – Colorado Springs
Thursday, July 21
7:30 p.m., with films starting at 9:30 p.m.
America The Beautiful Park
UpaDowna provides access to outdoor adventures through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment.
Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that maintains and expands trail access for mountain bikers and trail users in the Pikes Peak region.
Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future
Admission – free
3 oz. sample – $1.50
12 oz. beer – $6.00
Front Range BBQ
Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna
- 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.
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 thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.