New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a wide variety of award-winning beers, is once again bringing its beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show to your backyard. Clips Beer and Film Tour returns to Des Moines on Friday, June 14 at Pappajohn Park and 12th Street.
Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings while watching short films created by New Belgium fans.
The best part is that 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales benefit the Des Moines Bicycle Collective and our work to improve Greater Des Moines. Last year in Des Moines, approximately 500 people came to the show, raising more than $4,000 for the Collective, again the nonprofit partner again this year.
New Belgium beers will be available in 3-ounce samples or a 12-ounce pour. Des Moines beer list. Served up by local volunteers, there’s plenty of fun to be had alongside a host of traveling tricks and contests. Food from Flying Burrito and Smiles & Gyros will also be available.
“Clips combines our love of hand-crafted beers with independent films while giving people a chance to enjoy an evening in the park,” said Christie Catania, Clips Manager-at-Large. “As for films, there’s something for everyone from comedies to short documentaries, and the beautiful thing is you’re drinking a beer under the stars, watching films and supporting your community.”
New Belgium selects approximately 20 short films for the tour each season. Top Clips video from 2012. All chosen entries for the 2013 tour will receive a custom gift from New Belgium and screenings in 21 cities. This year, the chosen films include mastering the technique of dice rolling; the quest for the ultimate full moon shot; a duel to be the hippest hipster; and homebrewing in a small New York City apartment. It’s a diverse and highly entertaining line-up that can’t be missed!
When: Friday, June 14
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pappajohn Park and 12th Street
Cost: Admission – free
3 oz. sample – $1.25
12 oz. beer – $5.00
Recycling By: Recycle Me Iowa
Food is welcome; alcohol is not (leave that to us)
Bring low chairs or blankets – or lounge on the grass
Entire families are welcome
Bring your I.D. if you plan to sample beers!
Regional trail maps are here!
New copies of the 2013 Greater Des Moines Regional Trail maps, produced by the Bike Collective, are now available at most locally owned bike shops, many UnityPoint Health (formerly Iowa Health) clinics, and city and county offices. The map, which folds nicely for a seat bag or pocket, includes many updates, including the north loop of the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the Des Moines River Trail (Mullet’s to Cownie Baseball Complex). We expect to post online versions about May 1.
We moved to the East Village
After five years near Seventh and Grand in downtown Des Moines, we moved a new shop in the East Village. Our new shop—about 1/2 block north of Grand on East Sixth St.—provides double the space of our old shop. Stop by and visit or work on your bike in our shop.
Become a Des Moines Bicycle Collective member
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