Strange Brews

New Belgium Brewing’s Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour comes to Boulder tonight, featuring dozens of film shorts between ten seconds and ten minutes long. “The whimsical films have a focus on sustainability and/or craft beer, and it’s a nice way of celebrating both creative filmmaking and creative beer-making,” says Bryan Simpson, spokesman for the Fort Collins-based brewery. “There’s comedy, there’s documentary, there are some great animated films, and many of them are quite moving.

“It was a good year for Colorado filmmakers in the contest, including four of the featured films and a top-three contender,” he adds.

The film shorts will be screened in two forty-minute segments, with beer tastings and a competitive drink-off in between. (The focus will be on the brewery’s small-batch Lips of Faith beers, including La Folie, Le Terroir, Dunkelweiss and Sahti Ale.) “The winner of the drink-off gets a trip to the brewery to brew their own beer,” Simpson says. “And it’s all for a good cause: We’ll be raising money through beer sales for Boulder’s Community Cycles, to help refurbish bikes for their community programs like Youth Earn-a-Bike, a cool six-week program where kids can come work in the shop, learn to build a bike, and leave with some new wheels of their own.”

The free outdoor screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. in Central Park at 13th Street. For more information, visit www.clipsoffaith.com.
Fri., June 24, 7:30 p.m., 2011

 
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