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Colorado welcomes Perrin Brewing Company to craft beer scene

Located just off the beaten path in Comstock, MI, Perrin Brewing has earned a cult like following with beer drinkers that until now have been confined to the Grand Rapids area. Beginning next week, that beer is headed to Colorado.

The burgeoning brewery’s buzz stems from head brewer, John Stewart’s, sought after and award winning creations initially only available at the Perrin brewpub.  Perrin’s reputation within the strong Michigan craft beer scene led to a near ubiquitous draft launch across the state driving the brewery to nearly 15,000 barrels in just a few years.  After a collaborative partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery expanded sought after, draft-only brews to cans last year as the distinction of Perrin’s creative and quality brews heightened.

Colorado craft beer fans will be the first out-of-state scene to get their hands ondraft and cans of Perrin’s core beers: 98 Problems IPA, No Problems “A Session IPA”, and Perrin Black Ale. Perrin Brewing’s current seasonal beer, the hotly anticipated Grapefruit IPA, will also be available now followed by Blackberry IPA later this summer. These brews will be available at retail throughout Colorado as well as at Oskar Blues taprooms and fooleries.

Through our collaboration with Oskar Blues Brewery we’ve felt a natural extension of our hometown passion for craft beer.  We’ve been blown away with the Colorado craft beer scene and we’re excited to bring Perrin’s commitment to quality to the home of craft beer in-a-can.” stated Keith Klopcic, President of Perrin Brewing.

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Ten Fidy Imperial Stout now available nationwide

ten-fidyThe 2014 limited release of Oskar Blues Brewery’s award-winning seasonal, Ten FIDY Imperial Stout, hits all 35 states where Oskar Blues is sold in September, inspiring dark beer lovers to go cross-eyed.

This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hides a hefty 65 IBUs underneath its smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops.

The name of this boundary-stretching beer has multiple meanings–it is what you think, and it isn’t–at the same time.

The CANcupiscent seasonal, which has bulldozed beer lovers everywhere, will be available at your favorite watering holes and retailers and restaurants starting in September. Find it if you CAN.

Following the successful release of Oskar Blues spring seasonal, GUBNA, the FIDY will be available until February 2015 (or until it sells out). Need a holiday gift or a special something to take to that holiday party? Robustly-appealing Ten FIDY could be your answer.

Ten FIDY has been showered with accolades that almost stand up to the size of this behemoth-in-a-can, including:

  • “The biggest, baddest, boldest beer in a can” Celebrator Beer News
  • “2008 Beer of the Year” The Denver Post
  • “100 Rating” Ratebeer.com
  • “A-Rating” Beeradvocate.com
  • Gold Medal – 2010 and 2012 World Beer Championships
  • “Top 51 Beers” 2011 Beer Magazine

Ten FIDY is an unyielding, pertinacious beer that requires monster strength to make. This brew is constructed with colossal amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY’s nearly 5000-pound grain bill is just short of 50 percent specialty malts, which are packaged in 55-pound bags and loaded into the mills by hand. The tremendous bags of oats are poured directly into the mash tuns. The oats and rice hulls must be lugged up 20-odd stairs to the top of the brew decks.

Like all of Oskar Blues’ beers, Ten FIDY is brewed at both their ColoRADo and North Carolina breweries and shipped fresh to nearby states. Don’t worry, though, this stout cellars well–recent release parties at both brewery tap rooms offered up 2012, 2013 and 2014 FIDY vintages to clamoring stout enthusiasts.

“Brewing Ten FIDY is unlike any of the other beers we make. We have to mash-in two batches just to get one kettle filled because we only take the most concentrated wort from each mash. It’s a labor intensive process, but this is part of how we make Ten FIDY so unique, rich, and complex,” says Oskar Blues NC Brewery Manager Noah Tuttle.

Ten FIDY is packaged in 12-ounce CANS and sold in 4-pack carriers, as well as on draft at craft beer retailers, growler fill shops, restaurant, bars and more.

Deschutes Brewery partners with Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project on exclusive beers

Oregon Manifest and Deschutes Brewery have teamed up to bring the best of two worlds together: bikes and beer. Oregon Manifest, a nonprofit organization that recently launched with “The Bike Design Project”– a pioneering bike design competition which partners five high-level design firms with American bicycle craftsmen to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike—has partnered with Deschutes Brewery to create custom beers that pair with each respective bike design. The result? The ultimate marriage of our favorite mode of transportation and favorite beverage.

Shannon Holt, Oregon Manifest co-founder said, “Oregon Manifest and The Bike Design Project are rooted in the collaborative power of design, innovation and making. Partnering with a company that is equally passionate about craft and experimentation, like Deschutes Brewery, makes this year’s competition all the more exciting. Not only will we gain what we’re sure will be five remarkable bike designs, but we’ll have specialty craft beers to go with each of them.”

Teams for the competition originate from five cycle-centric cities including:

  • Chicago: MINIMAL x Method Bicycle
  • New York City: Pensa x Horse Cycles
  • Portland: INDUSTRY x Ti Cycles
  • San Francisco: Huge Design x 4130 Cycle Works
  • Seattle: TEAGUE x Sizemore Bicycles

Deschutes Brewery brewers worked closely with each team to create a unique beer style that they felt would best represent their respective bike designs and cities. Each small batch beer will be brewed at Deschutes Brewery’s brew pubs in Portland and Bend, Oregon, and will be served at the reveal events in each competing city on July 25. Captain Lawrence Brewery is brewing the beer for the New York City team, as Deschutes Brewery beers are not yet available in New York.

 “This was a really interesting and fun process to work with the design teams,” said Deschutes Brewery’s Portland-based assistant brewmaster, Ben Kehs. “They all had their own unique style and approach to the Oregon Manifest project. We asked questions like ‘if this bike were a beer, what style of beer would it be?’ all the way to requesting a list of specific adjectives that the teams would use to describe their design. We are excited to pour the beers and show everyone what we came up with.”

Along with their ultimate commuter bike design, each team developed a label for their own paired beer. Beers will be announced every two weeks starting June 3 on social media – @deschutesbeer and @oregonmanifest.

Oskar Blues releases 2014 Craft Brewers Conference Commemorative Centennial Pale Ale

The 2014 CBC Commemorative Beer is an innovative collaborative project involving 145 Colorado Brewers Guild member brewers.  For months, Colorado brewers have been developing dozens of ideas for this special brew.   The official 2014 CBC beer will be called Centennial Pale Ale in connection with Colorado being known as the Centennial State.

The Centennial Pale Ale is the first American craft beer to use the Ball Corporation’s new Dynamark™ Variable Printing Technology.   The variable print technology will create a collection of cans that will spell “CBC Colorado 2014” when aligned with the full collection of cans available to CBC attendees.  In addition to the Dynamark™ Variable Printing Technology the Centennial Pale Ale demonstrates the innovative nature of Colorado’s craft beer culture by being the first ever CBC collaboration beer to be packaged in a can, a 19.2 oz. single serve can that was introduced to the US market in 2013.

Centennial Pale Ale:

  • Colorado is known as the Centennial State.
  • First ever CBC Collaboration brew with 100% ingredients from the host state.  Brewed with Colorado ingredients including Colorado grown Centennial Hops.
  • The Centennial Pale Ale demonstrates the innovative nature of Colorado’s craft beer culture by being the first ever CBC collaboration beer to be packaged in a can.
  • The beer will be packaged in 19.2 ounce single serve cans, first introduced in 2013 by Ball Corporation.
  • The Centennial Pale Ale will be the first American craft beer to use the Ball Corporation’s new Dynamark™ Variable Printing Technology.
  • Centennial Pale Ale was brewed and canned at Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colorado on Monday, February 24 @ 10:00 am.

Sponsors and Partners:

Beer Ingredients: All ingredients and supplies were donated by the following companies:

  • Colorado Malting Company – Malt
  • Colorado Hop Yard – Hops
  • Rising Sun Hop Farms – Hops
  • High Wire Hops – Hops
  • Todd Hopps – Hops
  • Oskar Blues Hops and Heifers Farm – Hops
  • New Belgium Brewing – Hops
  • The Brewing Science Institute – Yeast
  • Ball Corporation – 19.2 ounce cans and Dynamark™ Variable Printing Technology
  • Oskar Blues Brewery – Host Brewery
  • Strange Brewery – Brewed test batches on pilot system

Find Centennial Pale Ale During the Craft Brewers Conference Week in Denver.

Wednesday April 9th – Star Bar – CANARCHY  http://www.starbardenver.com/

Friday April 11th – Fresh Craft – Extrava CANza   http://freshcraft.com/

Saturday April 12th – Star Bar – CBC Encore  http://www.starbardenver.com/

On Draft & Cans at:

Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom – http://brew.oskarblues.com/breweries/longmont/tasty-weasel/

Falling Rock Taphouse – http://fallingrocktaphouse.com/

Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House – http://luckypiepizza.com

Hyatt Regency – http://denverregency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

All 145 Colorado Brewers Guild member brewers were invited to the brew day on February 24th, 2014 at Oskar Blues Brewery.

Sierra Nevada becomes official beer of USA Pro Challenge

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., one of America’s premier craft breweries, is returning to the USA Pro Challenge as a founding partner for the 2014 professional cycling race. In a three-year agreement, Sierra Nevada will be the official beer partner of the world-class cycling race and will have a sizeable on-site presence in the finish festival beer gardens. Additionally, the coveted King of the Mountains jersey, worn previously by fan-favorite Jens Voigt, will be entitled by the craft brewer.

“Sierra Nevada was such an important partner during the inaugural edition of the USA Pro Challenge in 2011, and we’re looking forward to having them back for many years,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the USA Pro Challenge. “With roots in the sport of cycling, Sierra Nevada will bring the company’s signature brews to our huge crowds of cycling enthusiasts.

With three decades of innovation and experimentation in the brewhouse, Sierra Nevada brings to the race a unique cycling history. A cyclist from an early age, Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman skipped his high school graduation ceremony in 1972, opting instead for a bicycle tour along the Northern California coast. It led him to visit and fall in love with Chico, Calif., where he soon moved and combined long days working in bike shops with long nights building the first Sierra Nevada brewhouse.

Grossman instilled in the brewery a bike culture that’s unavoidable today: repurposed kegs as bike racks, public bike tools and maintenance stand, and even hand-built beer bikes that take people on tours of the grounds. Voted the most cycle-friendly place to work in Chico by the city and awarded as a silver level bicycle-friendly business by the League of American Bicyclists, Sierra Nevada will bring the beer that helped launch the American craft beer movement to professional cycling.

“What I loved and learned about bikes growing up translated pretty well to the crazy idea of building a brewery,” said Grossman. “Whether it’s riding a bike or maintaining one, cycling does a lot to shape you. It’s a sport and ethos that’s been great to see thrive at our brewery, and we’re fortunate and excited to again support the USA Pro Challenge—such a premier event and group of athletes.”

Dubbed “America’s Race,” the fourth annual USA Pro Challenge’s seven stages will take riders throughout the state of Colorado from Aug. 18-24. Beginning in Aspen, the race winds its way through the towering Rocky Mountains, through the cycling towns of Colorado Springs and Boulder, to the finish in Denver. The race challenges the sport’s toughest professional cyclists to compete on the epic course consisting of lung-busting climbs, winding mountain passes and heart-pounding sprints.

198 Percent Three-Year Growth Lands Oskar Blues Brewery on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies List

From 2010 to 2012 Oskar Blues Brewery,  the Funky little brew-pub that has grown to Colorado’s second largest craft brewery and leader of the canned craft beer revolution, underwent an explosive 198 percent growth, landing them on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for the fourth year.

The 2008 addition of a 35,000-square-foot brewing facility in Longmont, CO and continual infrastructure improvements fueled the brewery’s growth in existing markets, until 2012, at which time the makers of Dale’s Pale Ale expanded distribution for the first time in four years to include Ohio, Illinois, Alabama and Kentucky.  The brewery more than doubled barrelage production during the three year span jumping from 42,000 barrels in 2010 to 85,750 barrels at the close of 2012.

Innovation put the folks at Oskar Blues on the map in 2002 when they defied the status quo by canning their voluminously hopped Dale’s Pale Ale instead of bottling it. Cans keep beer fresher, longer by eliminating light & oxygen while being infinitely recyclable & portable.  During the Inc. 5000 award timeframe (2010 – 2012) the brewery has continued to push the boundaries of canning options by canning two of their complex and challenging beers, Deviant Dale’s IPA & G’Knight Imperial Red IPA,  in 16 ounce “tall boy” cans.  In October of 2012 the brewery introduced America’s first 19.2 ounce can of craft beer into the single-serve bomber market.

Oskar Blues Brewery continues to experience explosive growth, kicking off brewing operations in December of 2012 at the craft brewer’s second location in Brevard, NC. The North Carolina location is on pace to hit 50,000 barrels in its first year while the brewery is on pace to produce 125,000 to 130,000 barrels overall in 2013.

Oskar Blues set to release Ten-Fidy Imperial Stout brewed in new North Carolina facility

ten-fidy-1Oskar Blues is pumped to announce the release of the first batch of the award-winning Ten FIDY Imperial Stout from the East Coast brewery. This much-anticipated seasonal brew is now fermenting in the tanks at both the ColoRADo and NC locations. It’ll be released at parties at both Tasty Weasel Tap Rooms and distributed to all 32 states where Oskar Blues is sold.

Less than nine months after the first North Carolina brew bubbled, the brewers have recreated all seven of Oskar Blues’ regular line-up of beers, finishing with the much-anticipated, highly-coveted Ten FIDY (10.5 percent ABV).

This supremely full-bodied seasonal, that has bulldozed beer connoisseurs, will be available at your favorite watering hole or retailer earlier than ever  this year—in September—thanks, in part, to the new(ish) brewery. Following the successful release of our spring seasonal, GUBNA, the FIDY will be available until February 2014 (or until it sells out), making it a perfect holiday gift beer. Stay tuned, as Oskar Blues plans to brew up a brand new seasonal in 2014 to be sold between the GUBNA and Ten FIDY releases!

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The Brevard Ten FIDY release party takes place on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the NC Tasty Weasel. Come taste thefirst NC FIDY, plus another special Ten FIDY tap. The night includes a chili cook-off with brewery judges (bring extra chili to share), music from This Mountain, a rockin’ folk band from East Tennessee, Ten FIDY corn hole, and special T-shirts featuring the “First in FIDY” license plate.

Western North Carolinians who visit the brewery will be among the lucky first tasters of this uniquely crafted brew, with its inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee that hide the hefty 98 IBUs underneath a smooth blanket of malt.

The Longmont Ten FIDY release party will happen on Friday, August 30, 2013, at the ColoRADo Tasty Weasel Tap Room. The night’s offerings will feature a vertical tasting of FIDY from years past, plus a barrel-aged FIDY, a firkin of FIDY Pale, and a Nitro Smidy. Because if its hefty ABV, FIDY is uniquely cellarable and gets bought up and stored by beer geeks nationwide. The nectar becomes even more smooth with age.

An Asheville Ten FIDY release party will take place at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Keep an eye out for other bars and restaurants celebrating the return of this boundary-busting brew.

Oskar Blues’ Ten FIDY has been showered with accolades that almost stand up to the size of this behemoth-in-a-can, including:

  • “The biggest, baddest, boldest beer in a can” from Celebrator Beer News
  • “2008 Beer of the Year” The Denver Post
  • “100 Rating” – Ratebeer.com
  • “A-Rating” – Beeradvocate.com
  • Gold Medal – 2010 and 2012 World Beer Championships
  • “Top 51 Beers” – 2011 Beer Magazine

Ten FIDY is a super-strong beer that takes strength to make. This brew is made with an enormous amount of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY’s nearly 5000-pound grain bill is just short of 50 percent specialty malts, which are packaged in 55-lb bags and loaded into the mills by hand. The many bags of oats are poured directly into the mash tuns. The oats and rice hulls have to be lugged up 20-odd stairs to the top of the brew-decks.

“Brewing Ten FIDY is unlike any of the other beers we make. We have to mash-in two batches just to get one kettle filled because we only take the most concentrated wort from each mash. It’s a very time consuming and labor intensive process. This is part of how we make Ten FIDY so unique, rich, and complex,” says Brevard head brewer Noah Tuttle.

Ten FIDY is packaged in 12-ounce CANS and sold in 4-pack carriers, as well as on draft at craft beer retailers, growler fill shops, restaurant, bars and more.

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Oskar Blues Brewery launches Mama’s Little Yella Pils in 19.2 oz cans

mamas-little-yellaOskar Blues Brewery, recently named “Craft Brewer of the Year” by Beverage World Magazine, continues to push the boundaries of craft beer in a can by releasing Mama’s Little Yella Pils (GABF Silver Medal Winner – 2011 Bohemian Pilsener Category) in the 19.2oz single serve royal pint can.  The new CAN will roll out at Oskar Blues events during the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC, March 26-30, before heading out to beer lovers throughout the brewery’s 31-state distribution area in April.

Mama’s Little Yella Pils is Oskar Blues’ second offering in the single-serve can following the unveiling of Dale’s Pale Ale as the first American beer in that package during the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Click HERE for details of that launch.  The innovative stovepipe-sized Dale’s Pale Ale has experienced sales success at convenience stops such as QuikTrip in Arizona and Shell GoCo in Ohio while also being a natural fit in iconic music venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater and Denver’s historic Fillmore Auditorium, as well as with spring training baseball venues in Arizona.

“We’re in it to continue breaking boundaries of the craft-can package, taking it to places it hasn’t been before. Concert venues, sports stadiums and the outdoors are where we kicked this whole thing off in 2002, so the single serve stovepipe is a natural fit.” said Dale Katechis, founder of Oskar Blues.

Ball Corporation is the only can manufacturer in North America to make the Royal Pint, which is approximately the height of a 24-oz. can and the diameter of a 16-oz. can. Oskar Blues remains the only brewer (craft or otherwise) in North America who uses the unique 19.2 ounce single-serve can.

Beer News – March 8, 2013

Anchor Brewing makes major investment in new brewery

San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing will be investing $80 million dollars in their new Pier 48 brewery. The new facility will be right next to AT&T Park and will be a key part of the district.

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Anchor will continue to operate its facility in Potrero Hill, but will greatly expand its operations with the development of the Pier 48 facility. The two facilities will allow the company to quadruple its annual production capacity from 180,000 barrels to 680,000 barrels.

“Anchor Steam® Beer is a San Francisco original since 1896 and Anchor Brewing has already called six San Francisco locations home during its rich history,” said Keith Greggor, Co-owner and CEO of Anchor Brewers & Distillers. “It is believed that “Anchor” was chosen as the brewery name for its indirect, but powerful allusion to the booming Port of San Francisco. We’re excited to bring Anchor to our first waterfront home at Pier 48.”

Pier 48, the southern-most structure of the Port’s Embarcadero Historic District, will be fully rehabilitated and re-established as an industrial hub of the central waterfront. The new Anchor facility will feature production facilities for brewing, distilling, packaging, storing, and shipping; a restaurant, museum and educational facility in the headhouse of Pier 48; and a restored walkway around the entire pier apron that will connect pedestrians to the Portwalk and allow views into the Anchor brewhouse.

In addition to Anchor Brewing’s new facility, the Mission Rock Project will include more than eight acres of parks and open space, 650-1,500 residential units, 1-1.7 million square feet office space, parking structure to serve ballpark and Mission Rock patrons, and up to 250,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, and public amenities. In total, Mission Rock is expected to create 4,800 construction jobs and 6,400 permanent jobs.

New Belgium Asheville expecting up to 400,000 barrels out of Asheville

From the Asheville Citizen-Times:

In its first year, New Belgium will make 50,000-75,000 barrels of beer for sale in the eastern U.S. out of it’s new Asheville brewery, but the facility is expected to have a 400,000-barrel capacity when it is fully operational. Highland Brewing, now the city’s biggest brewery, makes about 30,000 barrels annually.

The brewery will initially employ about 50 workers, with an average salary of $50,000. But the work staff will quickly grow to about 100. In its first years, the brewery will operate a single 8-10 hour shift, but by 2018 or 2020, it will be a round-the-clock operation.

The New Belgium site will include a “liquid center” tasting room that could pull 100,000 tourists a year. But it will not have a restaurant or music hall. Food trucks might operate on the site, spokesman Bryan Simpson said.

Angry Orchard moves to #1 cider spot

Samuel Adams’ cider brand Angry Orchard has cruised past their competitors to become America’s #1 brand of cider. Angry Orchard has been in business for less than a year, but the marketing and distribution muscle of Samuel Adams has most certainly been a part of their success, enabling them to quickly eclipse established, though smaller, brands such as Hornsby’s.

According to SymphonyIRI Group, hard cider sales at supermarkets and other stores hit about $90 million for the 12 months ending Oct. 30. That’s up more than 65% from a year earlier and outpaces the 5.6% growth of wine and the 13% growth of the craft beer segment in 2011, as well the 1.7% growth overall beer sales in 2012.

Cider has nowhere to go but up. In parts of the U.K., cider accounts for almost 20% of the beer market, whereas in the U.S. it’s only about 0.4%.

New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film Tour Announces 2013 Schedule

New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a wide variety of award-winning beers, is once again taking its beer-toting, film-travelling, nonprofit-benefitting show on the road and they just may be coming to a city near you! Clips is a national beer and film festival where guests can try beers from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series, along with some popular classics, and screen short films made by New Belgium fans. While you sit under the stars and sip beers, the proceeds benefit a local nonprofit that is working to improve the community at each stop. This year marks the fourth season for Clips, which has raised more than $200,000 for nonprofits nationwide.For 2013, five new cities are joining the tour: Grand Rapids, MI; Colorado Springs, CO; Charlottesville, VA; Milwaukee, WI; and Austin, TX. To see highlights from films featured in last year’s tour and to get more details on each of the city stops this year, visit www.newbelgiumclips.com.

“We are traveling to and working with great cities. We have booked stellar venues and we get to work with inspiring philanthropic partners who are doing great things. The film submissions we’ve already seen have us excited to get back out on the road for another season,” said Christie Catania, Clips Manager-at-Large. “Mark the date of your local show on your calendar, and if you’re a filmmaker, it’s not too late to submit your film!”

The beer and film festival’s 2013 schedule is as follows: 

Bloomington, IN
Friday, May 31

Kansas City, MO
Thursday, June 6

Des Moines, IA
Friday, June 14

Madison, WI
Thursday, June 20

Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, June 21

Flagstaff, AZ
Thursday, June 27

Boulder, CO
Friday, June 28

Santa Cruz, CA
Friday, July 19

Missoula, MT
Friday, July 19

Seattle, WA
Friday, July 26

Davis, CA
Friday, July 26

Portland, OR
Thursday, August 1

Colorado Springs, CO
Thursday, August 1

Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, August 15

Asheville, NC
Friday, September 6

Athens, GA
Friday, September 6

Charlottesville, VA
TBD

Knoxville, TN
Friday, September 13

Austin, TX
Thursday, September 26

Charleston, SC
Thursday, September 26

Charlotte, NC
Friday, October 4

Clips is still accepting submissions through April 15 at www.newbelgiumclips.com. New Belgium selects approximately 20 films each season. All chosen entries for the 2013 season will receive a custom gift from New Belgium and screenings along the entire tour. Approximately 16,400 attendees attended the Clips beer and film festival last year alone.

Submission guidelines include:

  • The film must be no more than five minutes.
  • Filmmakers must be at least 21 years old.
  • The film can cover any subject/genre, but extra points go to films that include: Craft Beer, Advocacy/Activism, Humor, Culture, Adventure, Art, and Fun!
  • Keep it clean.
  • Filmmakers must secure rights for all elements included in the film.
For the latest information on Clips, go to www.newbelgiumclips.com. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com.