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.

There was a slight twist on the usual plans, as we drew 2 colours out for each pairing. The idea for this was that the second colour will be inspiring a barrel aged or wild fermented 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! Here’s how we’re launching the 2018 brews…

Confirmed Beer List – (So far, this page updates regularly)

Magic Rock x Casita Cervecería Rainbow Beer

Partizan x New Belgium Rainbow Beer

Beavertown x Jester King Rainbow Beer

Hawkshead x Modern Times Rainbow Beer

Wild Beer x Side Project Rainbow Beer

Burning Sky x Floyds Rainbow Beer

Siren x Sante Adairus Rainbow Beer

New Zealand Hops Pale Ale – Hawkshead (1 of just 7 kegs! Super Rare)

Strawberry & Basil Mixed Culture Aged Saison – 4% Saison – Partizan

Modus Operandi – 7% Flanders Red – Wild Beer

New Alliance – 4.5% Belgian Pale Ale – Burning Sky x Brasserie De La Senne

Little Sicily – 4.1% Sicilian Lemon Meringue Milkshake – Slim Pickens x Beavertown

Bearded Lady: Hazelnut – 10.5% Imperial Stout – Magic Rock (Freshly Kegged!)

Yellow Belly – 11% Peanut Butter Biscuit Stout – Buxton / Omnipollo

Brewing with Wayne – 4.5% Lightly dry-hopped Lichtenhainer – Yeastie Boys / Cigar City

Barrel Aged Blacklight Banana – Our 2016 Rainbow Project Beer, barrel-aged in Rum & Bourbon barrels – Siren

SANTO – 5% American dry-hopped Lager – Siren

Un-announced Barrel Aged Special – Siren

Hop Fizz – 6% Brut IPA – Siren

Red Berry Sour Shake – Sour Berry Smoothie – Siren

Suspended in Rainbows – 4% Hazy Pale Ale – Siren

Sound Wave Sessions Double Simcoe – 4.3% Session IPA – Siren

Much Ado About Muffin – 5.5% Blueberry Muffin Pale Ale – Siren / Lervig

Low Side – IPA to be announced – Siren / Finback

Broken Dream – 6.5% Breakfast Stout (Champion Beer of Britain) – Siren

Yu Lu – 3.6% Loose Leaf Pale Ale – Siren


Rainbow Project 2018 Launch

On Saturday 25th August we’ll be revealing the final Rainbow collaborations. All seven are barrel aged, devised and made over time since last year’s announcements. All seven will be on tap, along with an amazing beer list curated from some of the breweries involved, along with a showcase of our own creations.

Ticket holders will also have the first opportunity to pick up the last ever Rainbow Project mixed case, which includes all seven barrel aged beauties to take home. As usual – we’ll have some awesome street food to keep you fed, plus a few surprises for the day.

Please note that we are making this a ticket-only event. For £13.00 you will receive a souvenir glass for the day and drinks tokens to the value of £10.00. Transport will be provided to and from Wokingham Train Station.

You can reach Wokingham direct from London Waterloo in approximately 60 minutes. You can also get to Wokingham from Reading Station direct in around 10 minutes, Reading offers links all over the country.

Alternatively, we recommend using the Reading Buses Leopard 3 service to reach Hogwood Lane Industrial Estate from Wokingham, Reading or Bracknell. The bus stops are just a short walk from the front of the Hogwood Lane Industrial Estate. For further information, check the Reading Buses Map and Reading Buses Timetables.

We have also arranged a special discount at a local hotel, The Kingsley at Eversley. Simply quote ‘Siren Craft Brew’ when booking over the telephone and you’ll get 10% off their nightly rate.

As always, kids and dogs are welcome (no tickets required for either)!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. More will be announced in the build up to the event.


National Releases

If you can’t make it to the brewery this time, fear not. The beers will also be available from HonestBrew online (Saturday 25th), Magic Rock Brewery (Friday 24th), Wild Beer Co Bars (Saturday 25th) and Hawkshead Brewery (Saturday 25th).