11,426 miles between brewers didn't stop this year’s International Rainbow Project bringing some of the most talked about and in demand collab beers of the year to the U.K:
Red | Beavertown & Parrotdog | Universal Mind | 10.5% | Adambier aged in marsala barrels
Orange | Burning Sky & Liberty Brewing | Descent into the Maelstrom | 6.66% | Eclectic borderless beer
Yellow | Magic Rock & Fork Brewing | The Upside Down | 6% | Sour tropical fruit witbier hybrid
Green | Hawkshead & Yeastie Boys | Kai Moana Gose | 6% | Seafood & green gooseberry gose
Blue | Wild Beer Co. & 8 Wired | Black & Blue | 5% | Raw + charred + barrel aged sour
Indigo | Siren & Garage Project | Blacklight Banana | 9.2% |Stout with banana, molasses, barrel aged coffee
Violet | Partizan |Royal Ale | 8.5% | Barley wine with riesling grape juice
The ticketed launch parties at Siren and Beavertown breweries sold out well in advance and lines formed outside at both The Beer Hall and Magic Rock’s tap room (the non-ticketed events) prior to opening. Mixed cases were sold online by retailer Honest Brew and getting hold of one was described as the beer equivalent of Glasto tickets.
Here’s some of the comments we received about Kai Moana Gose:
"Salty, gooseberry. Refreshing and smooth. You can taste the effort put into this one"
"Superb! Salty, smooth sweet all rolled into one. I get the fruity notes as well. Great start to my Rainbow Project 2016 box"
"Great sharp, citrus taste. A slightly salty finish. Entirely refreshing and moreish. Give me another"
"Smooth silky (oyster) finish with a salty gooseberry hit!"
"Heavenly Gose from the Rainbow Project. Fresh, salty, hoppy and utterly drinkable"
Bottles and t-shirts of Kai Moana Gose are available delivered to your door from our webshop.
Let's see what next year will bring for the Rainbow Project!