Producing a soft, clean profile with hints of nut and a slightly tart finish, the All American Ale strain produces favorable flavor and aroma characteristics desired in the broad range of American beer styles.
The Bruxellensis Lambicus strain of wild yeast produces the classic “sweaty horse blanket” character of indigenous beers such as gueuze, lambics and sour browns. The strain is generally fermented in conjunction with S. cerevisiae, as well as other wild yeast and lactic bacteria.
A classic strain selection for brewing Belgian dubbel or Belgian tripel. This Abbey strain produces a nice balance of complex fruity esters and phenolics, making it desirable for use in other Belgian style ales as well. A flocculent, true top cropping yeast (additional headspace is recommended), that will work over a broad temperature range. This strain makes a great Belgian style “House” strain.
Wyeasts exclusve blend of lambic cultures produces beers with a complex, earthy profile and distinctive pie cherry sourness. For the acidity and full flavors to develop, an aging period of up to 18 months is required.
A classic farmhouse ale yeast, the Saison strain is a traditional Belgian yeast with spicy and complex aromatics, including bubble gum. Quite tart and dry on the palate, the 3724 yeast creates mild fruitiness with a crisp, mildly acidic finish.
The classic choice for brewing golden strong ale’s, the Belgian Strong yeast is alcohol tolerant, producing a complex ester profile balanced nicely with subtle phenolics. Malt flavors and aromas will remain even with a well-attenuated dry, tart finish. The yeast may continue to produce CO2 for an extended period after packaging or collection.
Originating from a traditional London brewery, the London Ale III yeast has a wonderful malt and hop profile. A true top cropping strain, the 1318 strain produces beer with a fruity, very light and softly balanced palate, finishing slightly sweet.
The Thames Valley strain produces classic British bitters with a rich, complex flavor profile. Creating a light malt character, the 1275 yeast provides low fruitiness, low esters and is clean and well balanced.
A top cropping yeast strain with unique fermentation and flavor characteristics, the Ringwood strain creates distinct fruit esters with a malty, complex profile. Due to the yeasts high flocculation rate, the beer will clear well without filtration. Once fermentation completes, a thorough diacetyl rest is recommended, allowing the yeast to reabsorb the fermentation compound.
Creating a rich mineral profile, the 1028 strain produces a beer with a bold, crisp finish and some fruitiness. Often used for higher gravity ales, the 1028 yeast produces a high level of attenuation during fermentation.
The American Wheat yeast is a strong fermenting, true top cropping yeast, producing a dry, slightly tart, crisp beer. For brewers desiring a low ester profile in styles with wheat included, the strain proves ideal and at lower temperatures creates a more neutral, malt based flavor and aroma in the finished beer.
A classic, true top cropping yeast from a traditional brewery in Cologne, Germany, the Kolsch strain exhibits some of the fruity character of an ale, with a clean lager type profile. With low or no detectable levels of diacetyl, the Kolsch yeast may also be used for the fermentation of quick-conditioning pseudo-lager beers and ferments well at temperatures in the range of 55-60°F (13-16°C).
A terrific all-round yeast, the 1450 can be used for almost any beer style. A mainstay of Portland’s famed home brewer, Mr. Denny Conn, the 1450 strain produces a big mouthfeel, accentuating the malt, caramel, or fruit character of a beer without being sweet or under-attenuated.
The Yorkshire strain produces ales with a full chewy malt flavor and character while still finishing dry and producing famously balanced beers. Expect moderate nutty and stone fruit esters. Best used for the production of cask-conditioned bitters, ESB and mild ales, the reliably flocculent 1469 strain creates bright beer without filtration.
A versatile yeast for fermenting Saison or farmhouse style beers, the 3711 strain produces other Belgian style beers, creating highly (estery), peppery, spicy and citrusy flavors and aromas. The French Saison enhances the use of spices and aroma hops and is extremely attenuative. Yet the yeast strain leaves an unexpected silky and rich mouthfeel in the finished beer.
A complex alternative to the standard German wheat strain profile, the Bavarian Wheat strain produces apple, pear, and plum esters in addition to the dominant banana character. Esters are complemented nicely by clove and subtle vanilla phenolics.
One of the great and versatile strains for the production of classic Belgian style ale, the Ardennes strain produces a beautiful balance of delicate fruit esters and subtle spicy notes with neither one dominating. Unlike many other Belgian style yeasts, the 3522 strain is highly flocculent and results in bright beers.
A blend of lager strains, the Octoberfest is designed to produce a rich, malty, complex and full-bodied Octoberfest style beer. Attenuating well while leaving plenty of malt character and mouthfeel, the 2633 produces low amounts of sulfur during fermentation.
Capable of producing fine lagers, the unique Munich Lager strain creates smooth, well-rounded and full-bodied beers. Once fermentation has reached completion, a thorough diacetyl rest is recommended to absorb the fermentation by product.