New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour
. It kicks off the 2016 tour in B-town tonight. From a press release from the New Belgium Team "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 local nonprofits. This year, the nonprofit partners in Bloomington are Open Streets Bloomingto
n and Center for Sustainable Living.
In total Clips has raised more than $659,000
, with about $14,000
coming from Bloomington
“This year is actually 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 The films do a great job of bringing us back to the glory days of big hair, questionable fashion, and outdated technology!”
It doesn't hurt that you get the chance to check out some of New Belgium's rare releases, like La Folie
and Film Noir
. Also included are a few options from the Lips of Faith series specialty beers. For a full list, click here.
Come hungry so you can munch on some grub from The Big Cheese
, Great White Smoke
, and Yogi's Bar
and Grill. Plus, the always popular Bea's Soda Bar
will be serving up drinks for the night.
Clips Beer & Film Tour – Bloomington Stop
Friday, May 20, 7:30 p.m., with films starting at 9:30 p.m.
Open Streets Bloomington
is a voice for livable public spaces, cultural understanding and improved community relationships in Bloomington.
Center for Sustainable Living
provides information, services, projects, and networking opportunities for people interested in ecologically sustainable ways of thinking, living, and interacting.
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