This is a Wyeast Private Strain and is available January through March 2016.
: Blonde Ale, English IPA, Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale), Southern English Brown, Special/Best/Premium Bitter, Standard/Ordinary Bitter
: A great yeast choice for any cask conditioned British Ale and one that is especially well suited for IPA’s and Australian ales. Produces a nice malt profile and finishes crisp & slightly tart. Low to moderate fruit ester producer that clears well without filtration.
The Private Collection Program
At Wyeast Laboratories, their goal of helping both professional- and home-brewers brew beers that are "true-to-style” has led to the collection of several hundred strains of yeast over the past 20+ years. While their regular product line of yeast strains featured in our Propagator and Activator packages includes 46 strains for beer and 14 more for wine making, this represents only a fraction of the strains in their archives.
Therefore, Wyeast exposes their Private Collection - featuring strains from their archives, new strains as they obtain them, and even occasionally Proprietary Strains from their craft brewery partners such as Rogue Ales Pacman Ale yeast and Flying Dog Ale yeast. Wyeast features up to 3 strains in each Private Collection which runs for 3 months.
Wyeast's Private Collection is interactive. You may voice your requests for the strains they feature by contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org
. While they cannot respond to every message, they will read and log every message, and use this feedback when determining what strains to include in future promotions. If there is a strain you’d like them to feature, a brewery whose Proprietary Strain you’d like to brew with, an award-winning beer recipe you’ll allow them to post on their website, or if you’d like to provide Wyeast with any feedback at all… please contact them!
Please note: It is highly recommended that a cold pack be purchased when ordering liquid yeast. High Gravity cannot guarantee the viability of liquid yeast if it fails to work unless it was purchased with a cold pack. You can add it to the order by checking the cold pack box near the bottom of the page before adding the yeast to the cart.