Beer and Film Under the Stars: New Belgium’s “Clips of Faith” Returns to Santa Cruz
18-City Tour of Homemade Films and Handmade Beer Hits Santa Cruz on July 20
Ft. Collins, CO – June 29, 2012 – New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, is bringing its beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting Clips of Faith show (www.clipsoffaith.com) back to Santa Cruz on Friday, July 20. The third annual Clips of Faith tour has hand-selected a variety of amateur films and will be serving its palate-elevating beers under a blanket of stars at the Wrigley Building and Parking Lot.
Since its inception, Clips of Faith has raised more than $100,000 for local philanthropic organizations. Last year, the Santa Cruz stop had approximately 750 attendees and generated nearly $4,300 for Project Bike Trip, whose mission is to enhance lives, create opportunities, and build sustainable communities through bicycle education.
The Clips of Faith films embrace many genres, including comedic shorts, animation and environmental documentaries. Some of the selected films for the 2012 tour include: The Canning Queen of the Desert: Classie Parker, a tale about deep conversations in the kitchen; DamNation, highlighting the controversy over water rights in the west; and Foxy Shazam – Unstoppable, a film entirely created with old school theater trickery, puppeteering and black light.
“This is a great way to support your own community and revel in the celebration of artistry in many forms,” said Christie Catania, Clips of Faith manager-at-large. “We invite you to come try some of our harder-to find Lips of Faith beers alongside popular New Belgium classics, while enjoying delicious fare from local vendors.”
Friday, July 20
Wrigley Building open space and Parking Lot
Project Bike Trip (http://www.projectbiketrip.org/)
Ecology Action (www.ecoact.org)
Admission – free
3 oz. sample – $1.25
12 oz. beer – $5.00
Food is welcome; alcohol is not (leave that to us)
Bring blankets or low chairs!
Here is the 2012 Clips of Faith schedule:
St. Louis, MO – Friday, May 18
Kansas City, MO – Thursday, May 31
Bloomington, IN– Friday, June 8
Des Moines, IA – Friday, June 15
Madison, WI – Thursday, June 21
Boulder, CO – Friday, June 29
Flagstaff, AZ – Thursday, July 12
Santa Cruz, CA – Friday, July 20
Seattle, WA – Friday, July 27
Portland, OR – Friday, August 3
Davis, CA – Friday, August 10
Missoula, MT – Friday, August 17
Asheville, NC – Friday, September 7
Atlanta, GA – Friday, September 14
Athens, GA – Friday, September 21
Charleston, SC – Thursday, September 27
Charlotte, NC – Friday, October 5
Knoxville, TN – Friday, October 12
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 nine year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Ranger IPA, Belgo IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey 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.
Source: Jenny Foust