By Janelle Bitker
In its fourth year of pairing beer with short films, New Belgium Brewing's Clips Beer and Film Tour returns to Davis on Friday, July 26.
Clips moves from state to state - Santa Cruz is the only other California stop - establishing a space for New Belgium fans to taste some of their more unusual offerings. Up to 16 beers will be on tap, with a 3 oz. sample going for $1 and a full 12 ounces for $5. Classics like Fat Tire Amber Ale will probably make an appearance, as will Lips of Faith brews like Heavenly Feijoa (pineapple, guava and hibiscus), Cascara Quad (Trappist-style with dates and cherries) and Paardebloem (ale bittered with dandelion greens).
Leave your own booze at the door - or, er, away from Central Park - but packed picnics are welcome. Otherwise Monticello Cuisine and The Davis Graduate will have bites for sale. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., admission is free and beer proceeds go to Davis Bicycles!, a citizen group who advocates for bike culture and safety. About 1,300 people attended last year, so expect it to get cozy.