• Dale Bowman

Outside with beer & film: Tonight in Chicago

This evening one those events I have meant to attend forever is coming to Chicago: New Belgium Brewing's annual Clips Beer & Film Tour. Unfortunately, I have an early long trip Saturday morning, so I need to take a pass. But I would love to hear from someone who does attend.

Here is the word.

New Belgium Brewing’s National Clips Beer & Film Tour Coming to Chicago this Friday Event features fan-made films, New Belgium beer and benefits The Recyclery Collective and Alliance for the Great Lakes

Ft. Collins, Colo., June 3, 2015 – New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Chicago on Friday, June 5 at Eckhart Park. The beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting showgives guests a chance to try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings, while watching short films created by New Belgium fans. Up to 17 varieties from Lips of Faith to brewery classics will be on tap. The best part is 100 percent of beer sale proceeds in Chicago will go to local nonprofits, The Recyclery Collective and Alliance for the Great Lakes. When: Friday, June 5 Time: 7:30 p.m., with films starting at 9 p.m. Where: Eckhart Park Proceeds Benefit: The Recyclery Collective is an educational bike shop that promotes sustainability in the Chicago area by giving the community access to tools, skills and opportunities for collaboration. Alliance for the Great Lakes leads a team of professional staff, scientists, policy makers, local businesses, community groups and everyday citizens in protecting and restoring the Great Lakes – the world’s largest surface freshwater resource. Recycling By: Bright Beat and Resource Center Cost: Admission – free 3 oz. sample – $1.50 12 oz. beer – $6.00 Other tips:

  • 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.

For the latest information on Clips, go to For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit 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 more than $520,000 for nonprofits nationwide. This marks the sixth 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 ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at

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