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New Belgium’s Sixth Annual Clips Beer & Film Tour Raised More than $150,000 in 2015 for Local Non-Profits

New Belgium’s Sixth Annual Clips Beer & Film Tour Raised More than $150,000 in 2015 for Local Non-Profits

It’s a wrap! The 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour  was a great success raising $152,592 in 2015 for non-profits across the country. New Belgium’s beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefitting show traveled to 20 cities this year and had 20,050 attendees (city-by-city breakdown is below).

Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $659,000 for nonprofit organizations. This year, Kansas City raised the most money of any city for the second year in a row, bringing in $17,500.

Each Clips Beer and Film Tour stop featured New Belgium’s esoteric Lips of Faith beers, and brewery classics, along with short films created by New Belgium friends and fans. All of the proceeds from beer sales went to local nonprofits in each city. Attendees also enjoyed a diverse offering of traveling games, contests, food, and fun.

Promoters of environmental stewardship, New Belgium encouraged attendees to think twice about recycling, with a significant amount of waste diverted from landfills. In addition, all city stops had bike valet, encouraging people to ride their bike to the showings.

“Once again it was another awesome year of support for each of our non-profit friends with funds raised since inception reaching the half-a-million mark ,” said Christie Catania, Clips National Special Events Manager. “Night after night being able to see a park full of people just having a great time, enjoying incredible films, drinking great beer and supporting their local nonprofits is so awesome to experience. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

New Belgium selects approximately 20 short films for the tour each year. All selected filmmakers for the 2015 tour received a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle, made exclusively for the winning submissions.

This year, chosen films included a panda with an attitude about craft beer, a mano-a-mano mountain bike brawl, a whimsical human-powered surf rig and much, much more! With such a diverse and high-octane lineup, something was guaranteed to suit everyone’s tastes.

2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour: City Breakdown Grand Totals

  • $152,592 raised for nonprofits
  • Approximately 20,050 attendees 

Kansas City, MO – Thursday, May 21

Most money raised during the 2015 tour!

  • $17,500 raised for local nonprofits (up $4,414 from 2014)
  • Approximately 2,300 attendees (up 900 from 2014)

Bloomington, IN – Friday, May 29

  • $14,020 raised for local nonprofits (up $1,794 from 2014)
  • Approximately 1,800 attendees (up 100 from 2014)

Chicago, IL – Friday, June 5

First time in Chicago

  • $5,375 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 750 attendees

Grand Rapids, MI – Thursday, June 11

  • $9,850 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 800 attendees

Austin, TX – Friday, June 19

  • $1,167 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 350 attendees

Boulder, CO – Thursday, June 25

  • $8,346 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 800 attendees=

Santa Barbara, CA – Friday, July 10

  • $8,901 raised for local nonprofits (up $4,128 from 2014)
  • Approximately 1050 attendees (up 250 from 2014)

Sacramento, CA – Friday, July 24

First time in Sacramento

  • $9,120 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1100 attendees 

Seattle, WA – Friday, July 31

  • $13,910 raised for local nonprofits (up $3,702 from 2014)
  • Approximately 2,000 attendees (up 600 from 2014)

Colorado Springs, CO – Thursday, August 6

  • $13,370 raised for local nonprofits (up $1,282 from 2014)
  • Approximately 1,850 attendees (up 250 from 2014)

Madison, WI – Thursday, August 27

  • $11,533 raised for local nonprofits (up $8,124 from 2014)
  • Approximately 1200 attendees (up 1000 from 2014)

Asheville, NC – Friday, September 4

  • $8,956 raised for local nonprofits (up $3,239 from 2014)
  • Approximately 1,500 attendees (up 100 from 2014)

Reston, VA – Thursday, September 10

First time in Reston

  • $4,318 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 700 attendees

Charlottesville, VA – Thursday, September 17

  • $4,499 raised for local nonprofits (up $352 from 2014)
  • Approximately 750 attendees

Columbus, OH – Thursday, September 24

First time in Columbus

  • $3,006 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 450 attendees

Atlanta, GA – Friday, October 2

  • $2,882 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 350 attendees

Nashville, TN – Friday, October 9

  • $1,000 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 100 attendees

Charleston, SC – Thursday, October 15

  • $8,981 raised for local nonprofits (up $2,858 from 2014)
  • Approximately 1300 attendees (up 400 from 2014)

Miami, FL – Thursday, October 22

  • $3,916 raised for local nonprofits (up $1,833 from 2014)
  • Approximately 600 attendees (up 400 from 2014)

Tampa, FL – Thursday, October 29

  • $1,942 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 300 attendees

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 nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

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