Today, New Belgium announced the stops for their Clips Beer and Film tour for this summer! To our delight, Colorado Springs has again been included on the list. Local outdoor advocates UpaDowna always help rock out the Bike Valet, so we hope they’re involved again this year!
New Belgium Brewing’s 2016 Clips Beer and Film Tour is traveling across the U.S. in 2016, celebrating the brewery’s 25th anniversary while raising money for local nonprofits. This year three new cities join the line-up: Oakland, CA; St. Petersburg, FL; and Philadelphia, PA. The tour kicks off in Bloomington, IN on May 20th and concludes in Philly on October 21st. This is the seventh year for Clips, which is a free event, with all proceeds from beer sales going to local nonprofits. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $659,000 for nonprofit organizations, including more than $150,000 last year.
“We have been working with many of our Clips partners for seven years and we are excited to celebrate New Belgium’s 25th anniversary with all of our non-profit friends across the country, along with everyone who comes out to enjoy a wonderful night of beers and films,” said Christie Catania, Clips national special events manager. “We will set up in great local parks, including a few new stops, to benefit some amazing beneficiaries. This year you can expect more games, new unique beers, and a film line-up only available at Clips. It is going to be a great year! Come out and play with us!”
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. New Belgium also just recently joined The Conservation Alliance, an organization of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas across the United States.
Here’s the stops for this year’s Clips tour:
Bloomington, IN | May 20 | Bryan Park
Madison, WI | June 2 | Olin Park
Kansas City, MO | June 9 | Theis Park
Boulder, CO | July 8 | Valmont Disc Golf Park
Grand Rapids, MI | July 15 | Ah-Nab-Awen Park
Colorado Springs, CO | July 21 | America the Beautiful Park
Seattle, WA | July 29 | Gas Works Park
Sacramento, CA | August 12 | Southside Park
Oakland, CA | August 19 | Mosswood Park
Asheville, NC | August 26 | Pack Square Park: Roger McGuire Green
Reston, VA | September 16 | Reston Town Center
Columbus, OH | September 23 | Columbus Commons
St. Petersburg, FL | September 30 | Morean Arts Center for Clay
Charleston, SC | October 6 | Marion Square
Atlanta, GA | October 14 | Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark Field
Philadelphia, PA | October 21 | 23rd Street Armory
We’ll keep you updated when the volunteer shifts open up, beer lists are announced, and more.