When: Sat., Aug. 9, 7:30-10:30 p.m. 2014
Beer and outdoor screenings are two things that make summer undeniably better — even more so when they’re paired together. The folks over at New Belgium Brewing — who bring you Fat Tire Amber Ale — picked up on that a few years back, and have been touring the country every summer since with a small festival that offers tastes of the company’s more esoteric beers, an outdoor screening of fun short films, and food by local vendors. This Saturday, New Belgium is bringing the tour to Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Park (2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley). The brewery is offering its “Lips of Faith” series of brews, which features flavors as intriguing as Coconut Curry Hefeweizen and Yuzu Berlinerweiss. The films are hand-picked from a pool of New Belgium fan submissions and vary in theme, but will likely be entertaining enough after a few cold ones. Beer samples are $1.25, full beers are $5, and all of the proceeds go to Bike East Bay, a nonprofit that is dedicated to creating a more bike-friendly and bike-enthusiastic East Bay.