Each beer shows the uniqueness of each yeast strain through our split batching process.
Part of our Scientist Series!
Emil Christian Hansen isolated the first lager yeast strain which was introduced into the brewing world on November 12, 1883. The most famous of all wheat beers is the German Hefeweizen, known for producing one of our favorite esters, Isoamyl Acetate, which gives the distinct flavor and aroma of banana.
Banana | Clove | Lemon
Brewed with WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast; this classic example of wheat beer showcases expression of banana-like aromas with a doughy malt backbone.
Also Available with
Banana | Bread Dough | Bubblegum
Brewed with WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast; this yeast adds a balance between esters and phenols. Clove-like phenols paired with bubblegum-like esters add complexity while complimenting drinkability.
R&D Chef Bert Sheffield has been busy in the kitchen lab testing different strains of yeast and bacteria in various fruited “soda” fermentations. These tasty beverages are meant to be quick, simple, and something everyone can make at home. Keep an eye out as this project progresses and we continue to publish further information! In this 3 ingredient, 5-step recipe expect a deliciously fruit-forward carbonated beverage with a kick of acidity and just a touch of alcohol. Grab a jar, throw on an air-lock, and watch the magic of fermentation!
Experimentation is at the heart of White Labs Brewing Co. Yeast strains are mindfully chosen to showcase yeast’s role in producing a delicious beer. How do we do this?
The natural evolution of flavors and stability of the ingredients, coming up in the intense culinary side of things, the science wasn’t really explained too much or understood, and that bothered me. I’d go home and research the how and why, fermentation was a big part of that. Food fermentation is a beautiful example of transformation and it’s not only a food enhancement, it’s a timeless means of preservation and to me that is truly remarkable.
Ever wonder which yeast would go well in a blonde ale recipe? In collaboration with Craft Beer Professionals, we went coast to coast from San Diego, CA to Norfolk, VA to see our brewery friends at Three Notch’d Brewing, Makers Craft Brewery, and Elation Brewing to give them the ultimate yeast challenge!