So a couple of weeks ago, we got confirmation that we were getting beers from this years Rainbow Project 2016– to say that we we’re stoked is an understatement. We were jumping around the shop like kids in a candy store that just drank a gallon of Irn Bru.
That was the good news, and unfortunately, there is a little bit of bad news. We were only able to get 2 cases of these damn fine brewskis– nooooo, gawd- why?!
So basically, instead of giving 2 people all the pleasure of drinking Rainbow Project 2016, we’ve decided to do an 8 man beer tasting instead. We’ll tell you how you can get your tickets in a sec, but first let us tell you a bit more about the Rainbow Project.
Every year 7 British breweries pair up with 7 New Zealand breweries, and they brew 7 banging beers. Here’s what they’ve came up with this year: (The following has been taken from pamphlet that comes with the beers– we did not write it).
BEAVERTOWN / PARROTDOG:
NAME: UNIVERSAL MILD
STYLE: ADAMBIER | 10.5% ABV
BURNING SKY / LIBERTY BREWING:
NAME: DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTORM
STYLE: ECLECTIC, BORDERLESS BEER | 6.66% ABV
HAWKSHEAD / YEASTIE BOYS
NAME: KAI MOANA GOSE
STYLE: A REFRESHING TART, SALTY AND FRUITY GOSE MADE WITH KAI MOANA (MAORI FOR SEAFOOD) NZ HOPS AND GREEN GOOSEBERRIES | 6%
MAGIC ROCK / FORK BREWING
NAME: THE UPSIDE DOWN
STYLE: KETTLE-SOURED, TROPICAL FRUIT-WITBIER | 6% ABV
WILD BEER CO / 8 WIRED
NAME: BLACK & BLUE
STYLE: RAW + CHARRED + BARREL-AGED SOUR | 5% ABV
SIREN CRAFT BREW / GARAGE PROJECT
NAME: BLACKLIGHT BANANA
STYLE: IMPERIAL STOUT WITH BANANAS, MOLASSES AND BOURBON BARREL AGED COFFE | 9.2% ABV
STYLE: BARLEY WINE |8.5%
I know, your mouth is no salivating, and you’re desperate to drink these beers! So how do you get a ticket? Where’s the tasting going to be? When is the tasting?
Yes, those are all damn great questions!
We’ve teamed up with our friends from Brewdog Westend to host the tasting at their gaff. It’s going down on 3 October at 7pm, and tickets are £15 a person. Again, there are only 8 tickets available, so to give everyone a fair chance of getting a ticket, we will do a raffle. It costs absolutely nothing to enter– all you gotta do is come to the shop, and enter your name into the drawing. The 8 lucky winners will be announced on the 1 October. And you can pay on the night of the tasting if you just so happen to be one of the lucky peeps.
RAINBOW PROJECT BEER TASTING
WHEN: 3 OCTOBER, 7 PM
WHERE: BREWDOG WESTEND
COST: £15/ TICKET
HOW TO GET A TICKET: ENTER THE DRAWING FOR FREE; ONLY PAY IF YOU’RE PICKED