Clips of Faith film and beer tour comes to Asheville

While beer and biking and films are not necessarily suggested for imbibing at the same time, New Belgium Brewing (whose symbol is a red retro cruiser) brings the three past times (vehicles?) together in the Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour.

Okay, the tour itself is about films and beer. Fans selected 80 amateur short films on the subjects of craft beer, sustainability and/or whimsy. For the inaugural showing, the films are paired with New Belgium’s “most esoteric beer offerings” and toured around 14 cities.

According to a press release, “Each stop along the tour features a free outdoor screening of the collected films, a full tasting of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers and food from local vendors.  In Asheville, all proceeds from beer sales will benefit Asheville on Bikes and the event is supported by Asheville Downtown Association. Recycling at the event will be handled by Asheville GreenWorks.

“Entries range from kayaking buddies navigating grizzlies and whales on a paddling trip from Alaska to Seattle, to an absurdist spaghetti western about a flat tire (and some beer). There are visual odes to people’s love affairs with their bikes, assorted comedy shorts, and thought-provoking environmental pieces. View a preview here.”

The Asheville event takes place on Friday, Sept. 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green. Event organizers say, “Food is welcome, alcohol is not (leave that to us). Bring low chairs or blankets — or lounge on the grass! No pets or smoking, please.”

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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