On Friday May 18th at 7:30PM, New Belgium Brewing Company will kick off their 3rd Annual “Clips of Faith” Tour in St. Louis at Forest Park’s World Fair Pavilion.

The “Clips of Faith” Tour features selected amateur films with the proceeds from the event benefiting Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation (http://mobikefed.org/)

This is a free event and outside food is welcome.  New Belgium will be providing the beer including some of their harder to find Lips of Faith Series beers along with popular classics.  3 oz samples will go for $1.25 and a 12 oz beer will be $5.00.  There will be local vendors on hand serving food as well.  This is an outdoors event so feel free to bring low chairs and blankets or kick back in the grass and enjoy the evening’s festivities.

For more information on New Belgium’s “Clips of Faith” tour please see the press release below or visit their website at www.clipsoffaith.com

Ft. Collins, CO – April 27, 2012  New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, is bringing its beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting Clips of Faith(www.clipsoffaith.comshow to a park near you. The third annual Clips of Faith tour has hand-selected a variety of amateur films and will be serving palate-elevating beers under a blanket of stars in St. Louis on Friday, May 18 at Forest Park: World Fair Pavilion. In St. Louis, our partner and beneficiary is Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federationa statewide, not-for-profit, membership organization that advocates advancement of bicycle and pedestrian access, safety and education in Missouri.

Since its inception two years ago, Clips of Faith has raised more than $91,000 for local philanthropic organizations and shown nearly 40 amateur films. Last year, the St. Louis festival had nearly 250 attendees and generated more than $2,100 for Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation.

“We will be offering some of our harder-to find Lips of Faith beers alongside popular classics, and local vendors will serve up their delicious fare,” said Christie Catania, Clips of Faith manager-at-large. “It’s a great way to support your own community and revel in the celebration of artistry in many forms.”

The final touches are still being put on the 2012 presentation, but in previous seasons, some of the selected storylines included a paddling trip through whaling waters, a talking beer bottle sketch comedy and an absurdist spaghetti western. Film genres ranged from comedic shorts, animation and environmental documentaries to tales about the beloved bike.