The International Rainbow Project pairs seven of the best breweries in the United Kingdom with seven of the best breweries from a chosen country or region each year. Each pairing is randomly drawn a colour of the rainbow which is used to inspire a collaborative brew.

On Tuesday 6th December 2016 we gathered at Partizan Brewery to make the official announcements of the 2017 region, breweries, pairings and colours, which we streamed through Facebook Live and live-Tweeted as it happened.

This year there’s a slight twist, as we drew 2 colours out for each pairing. The idea for this is that the second colour will be inspiring a barrel aged beer designed to be ready for release around the time of the International Rainbow Project 2018. Here’s how it went down:


As you can see, we’ve got some of the biggest and best names in US brewing involved and it’s thrown up some amazing pairings!

2017 Launch Plans

We’re taking the Rainbow Project on tour this year! Here’s where we’re going:

7th – 10th September: Leeds International Beer Festival
Friday 8th September: Hawkshead Beer Hall
8th – 9th September: The Beavertown Extravaganza
15th – 17th September: Bristol Craft Beer Festival
29th Sep – 1st Oct: Independent Manchester Beer Convention

We’re also putting together 2,000 mixed cases this year, which will include all 7 collaborations and a Rainbow Project 2017 souvenir glass. The bulk of these will be launched with our online partners HonestBrew on Saturday 9th September. They will also be available from bottle shops around the country.