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New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s

Co-Host ‘Craft Beer, Ice Cream & Comedy for the Climate’ in Chapel Hill, N.C., on November 12

The party will feature New Belgium beer and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream pairings, music and comedians, and will benefit Environment North Carolina.

ben-and-jerrys-beerNew Belgium Brewing and the local Ben & Jerry’s shop in Chapel Hill, N.C., are teaming up to co-host ‘Craft Beer, Ice Cream & Comedy for the Climate’ on Thursday, November 12 at The Cat’s Cradle. The event will celebrate New Belgium and Ben & Jerry’s collaboration, Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, plus benefit Environment North Carolina – a statewide, citizen-funded advocacy group working for a cleaner, greener and healthier future.

Alongside bottles of Fat Tire, Ranger IPA and Accumulation White IPA to make delicious ice cream combos, there will be an Environment North Carolina-sponsored letter station at The Cat’s Cradle, so guests can easily write to their government representatives about green initiatives for the Tar Heel State. Environment North Carolina will receive $1 per beer sold throughout the ‘Comedy for the Climate’ event, which includes headlining acts Joe Zimmerman and Randy Liedtke.

“From rising seas threatening our coastline to flooding threatening our farms, North Carolina is already experiencing the impacts of climate change,” said Liz Kazal, Environment North Carolina’s field director. “The good news is that North Carolina is poised to be a leader in solar power, wind power and other global warming solutions. We’re excited for the community to come together in support of these alternative solutions and have a great time doing it – what’s better than standup comedy, craft beer and ice cream?”

New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s are both certified B Corp companies, focused on environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices.

‘Craft Beer, Ice Cream & Comedy for the Climate’

Thursday, November 12

The Cat’s Cradle – 300 E. Main St., Carrboro
He’s Not Here (After party) – 112 1/2 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

Event Lineup:
Joe_Zimmerman_Headshot 7:00 p.m. – Local DJ KAZE, ice cream-beer pairings, letter writing station, prize giveaways, photo booth
8:00 p.m. – Sustainability remarks by Erik Lensch, CEO of Entropy Solar Integrators, and Rep. Graig R. Meyer
8:30 p.m. – DSI Comedy Improv Rap Battle
9:00 p.m. – Stand up comedy featuring Joe Zimmerman and Randy Liedtke
10:30 p.m. – Last call for New Belgium beer
11:00 p.m. – 2 a.m. – After Party (He’s Not Here – 112 1/2 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill)

Randy_Liedtke_Headshot$20 per person (includes co-branded swag, a chance to make a difference in the climate change fight in N.C., and a night of local hip-hop, hilarious comedians, beer, ice cream and guaranteed great memories) – available at or

Nonprofit Partner:
Environment North Carolina

New Belgium will be pouring Fat Tire, Slow Ride IPA, Accumulation White IPA and Ranger IPA.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit

About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at