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  1. The Yeast Bay - Farmhouse Sour Ale
    $19.50

    The Yeast Bay - Farmhouse Sour Ale

    Farmhouse Sour Ale is a blend of Saccharomyces and Lactobacillus. It was formulated for brewers wishing to create a saison with a balanced acid profile that complements the complex esters of our unique farmhouse/saison yeast strains, but without the Brettanomyces funk.


    This blend contains two farmhouse/saison Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates, Lactobacillus brevis, and Lactobacillus delbreuckii. The two Saccharomyces strains will combine to create a delightful ester profile of grapefruit and orange zest, accompanied by a mild earthiness and spiciness. The two Lactobacillus strains will produce a balanced acid profile, given a suitable supply of accessible carbohydrates that remain after the bulk of fermentation has been completed by Saccharomyces.


    Expect this blend to take 1-3 months to begin creating appreciable levels of acidity, depending primarily upon fermentation temperature and the IBU. Higher fermentation temperatures and lower (0-5) IBU will produce elevated levels of acidity. Lower fermentation temperatures and higher (10+) IBU will produce lower levels of acidity.
    Cell Count: ~53 billion cells/vial.

    Temperature: 70 - 78 ºF
    Attenuation: 80-100% (Diastatic Strain)
    Flocculation: Medium-Low

  2. The Yeast Bay - Lactobacillus Blend
    $19.50

    The Yeast Bay - Lactobacillus Blend

    The Lactobacillus Blend is comprised of three strains, one strain of Lactobacillus plantarum and two strains of Lactobacillus brevis. One of the strains of L. brevis was isolated from an unintentionally sour hoppy blonde ale from a Mexican craft brewery, and exhibits very strong hop tolerance.


    Sure to please anyone with a knack for creating sour beers, it can quickly produce acidity across a wide range of temperatures. This blend can be used on its own for kettle souring prior to pitching yeast to create acidity quickly, or co-pitched with yeast to create sourness over time. It will produce a pronounced and well-rounded acidity that is the foundation of any complex sour beer.


    We recommend holding the IBU on the low end (< 2-3) if you'd like to use this blend to create acidity in a shorter time frame. Higher IBUs in excess of 10-15 IBU may result in slower souring.

    Temperature: 70-90 ºF
    Attenuation: N/A
    Flocculation: N/A

  3. The Yeast Bay - Lochristi Brettanomyces Blend
    $19.90

    The Yeast Bay - Lochristi Brettanomyces Blend

    This blend combines Brettanomyces strains isolated from a unique beer produced in the Lochristi area in East Flanders. One strain provides a moderate funk and light fruitiness, while the other strain adds a more assertive fruitiness dominated by hints of strawberry. This blend also imparts a pleasant acidity over time that helps to balance out the profile of the finished beer. It can be slow to start up.
  4. The Yeast Bay - Melange Sour Blend The Yeast Bay - Melange Sour Blend
    $19.90

    The Yeast Bay - Melange Sour Blend

    If you dig using a diverse array of unique organisms to create balanced sour beers, this delightful medley of microbes is sure to please! Mélange is our most varied mix of fermentative organisms, intended for use in the production of sour beers in which a balance of funk and sourness is desired. This blend contains two Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates, Saccharomyces fermentati, five Brettanomyces isolates, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus delbreuckii and Pediococcus damnosus. If you want acidity quickly, we recommend keeping the IBU low (0-5 IBU), starting with a fermentation temperature of 70-72 ºF for the first few days and then raising the temperature to 75-80 ºF to encourage development of sourness (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus). For a slower developing beer that exhibits a rounded balance of funk (Brettanomyces) and sourness we recommend ~5-10 IBU, mashing on the high end, fermenting at 68 ºF and holding at that temperature for an extended period of time. Approximately 29 bilion cells/vial.
  5. The Yeast Bay - Simonaitis Lithuanian Farmhouse Yeast The Yeast Bay - Simonaitis Lithuanian Farmhouse Yeast
    $19.50

    The Yeast Bay - Simonaitis Lithuanian Farmhouse Yeast

    This culture is a single strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, isolated from a Lithuanian Farmhouse mixed culture (which originally containing multiple strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Lactobacillus sp.) kindly provided by Julius Simonaitis via Lars Garshol (click here for Lars' blog).

    Across a wide temperature range this culture will throw an intriguing mix of orange, tropical fruit and stone fruit esters that is reminiscent of POG Juice (passionfruit, orange, guava) and produces distinct spicy/earthy/herbal undertones.

    While not a “kveik” strain, it handles high temperatures and high gravity worts well, with an upper fermentation temperature of 35 ºC and a high alcohol tolerance (>10%).

     

  6. White Labs WLP518 Opshaug Kveik Ale Yeast® White Labs WLP518 Opshaug Kveik Ale Yeast®
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    $14.95

    White Labs WLP518 Opshaug Kveik Ale Yeast®

    Sourced from our friend Lars Marius Garshol, this kveik strain was isolated from a mixed culture which belonged to Harald Opshaug, a farmhouse brewer in Stranda, Norway. This strain was originally used in the 1990s to produce several kornøl-style beers. It is a clean fermenting yeast and has tolerated temperatures up to 95°F (35°C) while finishing fermentation within three to four days.

    The hop-forward, clean characteristics of this strain make it ideal for IPAs and pale ales.


    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.
  7. White Labs WLP630 Berliner Weisse Blend Yeast
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP630 Berliner Weisse Blend Yeast

    A blend of a traditional German weizen yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria to create a subtly tart, drinkable beer. Can take several months to develop tart character. Perfect for brewing traditional Berliner Weisse.

    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.
  8. White Labs WLP644 Saccharomyces "bruxellensis" Trois
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP644 Saccharomyces "bruxellensis" Trois

    WLP644 Saccharomyces "bruxellensis" Trois

    This Belgian strain, traditionally used for wild yeast fermentations, produces a slightly tart beer with delicate mango and pineapple characteristics. This wild yeast has grown in popularity for styles like American IPA, American pale and blonde ales due to its tropical and stone fruit flavors and aromas. This Saccharomyces strain can be used like other house strains and can be easily clean with proper CIP procedures. Formerly named Brettanomyces bruxellensis Trois. WLP644 is packaged as normal Saccharomyces and the pitch rates are the same as Saccharomyces strains.

    WLP644 Saccharomyces "bruxellensis" Trois to contain the STA1 gene (glucoamylase), a potential indicator of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus. Brewers yeast are natural hybrids, which make it possible for certain strains to display elements of the STA1 gene. These strains have the ability to utilize some dextrins (unfermentable sugars), resulting in higher levels of attenuation than what is considered typical.

    Attenuation: 85.00-85.00
    Flocculation: Low
    Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
    Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 21-29C

    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.
  9. White Labs WLP645 Brettanomyces Claussenii
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP645 Brettanomyces Claussenii

    Originally isolated from strong English stock beer in the early 20th century, this yeast has low-intensity Brettanomyces character and is closely related to Brettanomyces anomalus. It produces more fruity, pineapple-like aroma than flavor; the Brettanomyces flavors are more subtle than WLP650 and WLP653.

    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.
  10. White Labs WLP648 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois Vrai
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP648 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois Vrai

    The vrai (“true” in French) Brettanomyces bruxellensis Trois. This infamous strain, used for all Brettanomyces fermentations, has a robust, complex sour character with aromas of pear. Best used as a primary fermentation strain.

    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.