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White Labs began serving homebrewers, but today yeast for commercial breweries and others is its primary manufacturing focus. More than 80 percent of new White Labs customers come to the company with knowledge of its services either as a homebrewer or from a previous job, according to the company’s new customer research, and if you are one of these happy past customers, welcome. If you are new to the field, or to White Labs, this section will serve as a learning ground for how White Labs can better supply your business, whether you need a slant of yeast or an 800bbl pitchable for larger batches.
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White Labs California Ale Liquid Yeast WLP001
White Labs California Ale Liquid Yeast

This yeast is famous for its clean flavors, balance and ability to be used in almost any style ale. It accentuates the hop flavors and is extremely versatile.
Available in 40ML | 500ML
White Labs English Ale Liquid Yeast WLP002
White Labs English Ale Liquid Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

A classic ESB strain from one of England's largest independent breweries. This yeast is best suited for English style ales including milds, bitters, porters, and English style stouts. This yeast will leave a beer very clear, and will leave some residual sweetness.

White labs British Ale Yeast WLP005
White labs British Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

This yeast is a little more attenuative than WLP002. Like most English strains, this yeast produces malty beers. Excellent for all English style ales including bitter, pale ale, porter, and brown ale.

White labs Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007
White labs Dry English Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Clean, highly flocculent, and highly attenuative yeast. This yeast is similar to WLP002 in flavor profile, but is 10% more attenuative. This eliminates the residual sweetness, and makes the yeast well suited for high gravity ales. It is also reaches terminal gravity quickly. 80% attenuation will be reached even with 10% ABV beers.
White Labs East Coast Ale Yeast WLP008
White Labs East Coast Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Our "Brewer Patriot" strain can be used to reproduce many of the American versions of classic beer styles. Similar neutral character of WLP001, but less attenuation, less accentuation of hop bitterness, slightly less flocculation, and a little tartness. Very clean and low esters. Great yeast for golden, blonde, honey, pales and German alt style ales

White Labs European Ale Yeast WLP011
White Labs European Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Malty, Northern European-origin ale yeast. Low ester production, giving a clean profile. Little to no sulfur production. Low attenuation helps to contribute to the malty character. Good for Alt, Kolsch, malty English ales, and fruit beers.
White Labs London Ale Yeast WLP013
White Labs London Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Dry, malty ale yeast. Provides a complex, oakey ester character to your beer. Hop bitterness comes through well. This yeast is well suited for classic British pale ales, bitters, and stouts. Does not flocculate as much as WLP002 and WLP005.


White Labs Burton Ale Yeast WLP023
White Labs Burton Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

From the famous brewing town of Burton upon Trent, England, this yeast is packed with character. It provides delicious subtle fruity flavors like apple, clover honey and pear. Great for all English styles, IPA's, bitters, and pales. Excellent in porters and stouts.



White Labs Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast WLP028
White Labs Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Scotland is famous for its malty, strong ales. This yeast can reproduce complex, flavorful Scottish style ales. This yeast can be an everyday strain, similar to WLP001. Hop character is not muted with this strain, as it is with WLP002.
White Labs German Ale/Kölsch Yeast WLP029
White Labs German Ale/Kölsch Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

From a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, this yeast works great in Kölsch and Alt style beers. Good for light beers like blond and honey. Accentuates hop flavors, similar to WLP001. The slight sulfur produced during fermentation will disappear with age and leave a super clean, lager like ale.
White Labs Dusseldorf Ale Yeast WLP036
White Labs Dusseldorf Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Traditional Alt yeast from Dusseldorf, Germany. Produces clean, slightly sweet alt beers. Does not accentuate hop flavor as WLP029 does.
White Labs Pacific Ale Yeast WLP041
White Labs Pacific Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

A popular ale yeast from the Pacific Northwest. The yeast will clear from the beer well, and leave a malty profile. More fruity than WLP002, English Ale Yeast. Good yeast for English style ales including milds, bitters, IPA, porters, and English style stouts.


White Labs California Ale V Yeast WLP051
White Labs California Ale V Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

From Northern California. This strain is more fruity than WLP001, and slightly more flocculent. Attenuation is lower, resulting in a fuller bodied beer than with WLP001.


White Labs American Ale Yeast Blend WLP060
White Labs American Ale Yeast Blend
Our Price: $6.95

Our most popular yeast strain is WLP001, California Ale Yeast. This blend celebrates the strengths of California- clean, neutral fermentation, versatile usage, and adds two other strains that belong to the same 'clean/neutral' flavor category. The additional strains create complexity to the finished beer. This blend tastes more lager like than WLP001. Hop flavors and bitterness are accentuated, but not to the extreme of California. Slight sulfur will be produced during fermentation.


White Labs American Whiskey Yeast WLP065
White Labs American Whiskey Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Yeast strain that produces low ester profile and moderate fusel oils. Temperature and alcohol tolerant and suitable for American-style whiskey using barley or corn base. Also used in high-gravity beers.
White Labs Neutral Grain Yeast WLP078
White Labs Neutral Grain Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

From a tradtional distillery in the heart of Bourbon country, this strain produces a carmel, malty character with balanced ester profile. Suitable for Bourbon or other American Whiskey with barley, rye, or corn as the base grain. Used in high-gravity beers.


White Labs Cream Ale Yeast Blend WLP080
White Labs Cream Ale Yeast Blend
Our Price: $6.95

This is a blend of ale and lager yeast strains. The strains work together to create a clean, crisp, light American lager style ale. A pleasing estery aroma may be perceived from the ale yeast contribution. Hop flavors and bitterness are slightly subdued. Slight sulfur will be produced during fermentation, from the lager yeast.
White Labs San Diego Super Yeast WLP090
White Labs San Diego Super Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

A super clean, super-fast fermenting strain. A low ester-producing strain that results in a balanced, neutral flavor and aroma profile. Alcohol-tolerant and very versatile for a wide variety of styles. Similar to California Ale Yeast WLP001 but it generally ferments faster.
White Labs Super High Gravity Ale Yeast WLP099
White Labs Super High Gravity Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Can ferment up to 25% alcohol. From England. Produces ester character that increases with increasing gravity. Malt character dominates at lower gravities.


White Labs Hefeweizen Ale Yeast WLP300
White Labs Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

This famous German yeast is a strain used in the production of traditional, authentic wheat beers. It produces the banana and clove notes traditionally associated with German wheat beers and leaves the desired cloudy look of traditional German wheat beers.
White Labs American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast WLP320
White Labs American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

This yeast is used to produce the Oregon style American Hefeweizen. Unlike WLP300, this yeast produces a very slight amount of the banana and clove notes. It produces some sulfur, but is otherwise a clean fermenting yeast, which does not flocculate well, producing a cloudy beer.
White Labs Bavarian Weizen Yeast WLP351
White Labs Bavarian Weizen Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Former Yeast Lab W51 yeast strain, acquired from Dan McConnell. The description originally used by Yeast Lab still fits: "This strain produces a classic German-style wheat beer, with moderately high, spicy, phenolic overtones reminiscent of cloves."


White Labs Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast WLP380
White Labs Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Large clove and phenolic aroma and flavor, with minimal banana. Refreshing citrus and apricot notes. Crisp, drinkable hefeweizen. Less flocculent than WLP300, and sulfur production is higher.


White Labs Belgian Wit Ale Yeast WLP400
White Labs Belgian Wit Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Slightly phenolic and tart, this is the original yeast used to produce Wit in Belgium.



White Labs Monastery Ale Yeast WLP500
White Labs Monastery Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

From a Belgian monastery where monks traditionally made beer, this yeast produces the distinctive fruitiness and plum characteristics. Excellent yeast for high gravity beers, Belgian ales, dubbels and trippels.
White Labs Bastogne Belgian Ale Yeast WLP510
White Labs Bastogne Belgian Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

A high gravity, historic Belgian style ale yeast. Produces dry beer with slight acidic finish. More ‘clean’ fermentation character than WLP500 or WLP530. Not as spicy as WLP530 or WLP550. Excellent yeast for high gravity beers, Belgian ales, dubbels and trippels.


White Labs Abbey Ale Yeast WLP530
White Labs Abbey Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Used to produce traditional Belgian style beers. Similar to WLP500, but is less fruity and more alcohol tolerant (up to 15% ABV). Excellent yeast for high gravity beers, Belgian ales, dubbels and trippels.


White Labs Belgian Strong Ale Yeast WLP545
White Labs Belgian Strong Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

From the Ardennes region of Belgium, this classic yeast strain produces moderate levels of ester and spicy phenolic character. Typically results in a dry, but balanced finish. This yeast is well suited for Belgian dark strongs, Abbey Ales, and Christmas beers.


White Labs Belgian Ale Yeast WLP550
White Labs Belgian Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Saisons, Belgian Ales, Belgian Reds, Belgian Browns, and White beers are just a few of the classic Belgian beer styles that can be created with this yeast strain. Phenolic and spicy flavors dominate the profile, with less fruitiness then WLP500.
White Labs Belgian Saison I Yeast WLP565
White Labs Belgian Saison I Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Classic Saison yeast from Wallonia. It produces earthy, peppery, and spicy notes. Slightly sweet. With high gravity saisons, brewers may wish to dry the beer with an alternate yeast added after 75% fermentation.


White Labs Belgian Saison II Yeast  WLP566
White Labs Belgian Saison II Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Saison strain with more fruity ester production than with WLP565. Moderately phenolic, with a clove-like characteristic in finished beer flavor and aroma. Ferments faster than WLP565.


White Labs Belgian Style Saison Ale Yeast Blend
White Labs Belgian Style Saison Ale Yeast Blend
Our Price: $6.95

This blend melds Belgian style ale and saison strains. The strains work in harmony to create complex, fruity aromas and flavors. The blend of yeast strains encourages complete fermentation in a timely manner. Phenolic, spicy, earthy, and clove like flavors are also created.


White Labs Belgian Golden Ale Yeast WLP570
White Labs Belgian Golden Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

From East Flanders, versatile yeast that can produce light Belgian ales to high gravity Belgian beers (12% ABV). A combination of fruitiness and phenolic characteristics dominate the flavor profile. Some sulfur is produced during fermentation, which will dissipate following the end of fermentation.
White Labs Belgian Style Ale Yeast Blend WLP575
White Labs Belgian Style Ale Yeast Blend
Our Price: $6.95

A blend of traditional Belgian monastery type yeast (2) and one Belgian ale type yeast. This creates a versatile blend that can be used for traditional monastery type beer, or a myriad of beers that can be described as 'Belgian type'.


White Labs French Saison Ale Yeast WLP590
White Labs French Saison Ale Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Unique yeast strain producing farmhouse-style beers with a phenolic “bite” and moderate ester compounds. Producing a cleaner aroma profile than other farmhouse styles, this yeast is versatile and highly attenuating. The most popular saison strain in the White Labs Tasting Room.


White Labs Berliner Weisse Blend WLP630
White Labs Berliner Weisse Blend
Our Price: $6.95

A blend of a traditional German Weizen yeast and Lactobacillus to create a subtle, tart, drinkable beer. Can take several months to develop tart character. Perfect for traditional Berliner Weisse.
White Labs Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois
White Labs Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois
Our Price: $6.95

This strain, used traditionally for wild yeast-like fermentations, produces a slightly tart beer with delicate characteristics of mango and pineapple. Can also be used to produce effervescence when bottle-conditioning.


White Labs Brettanomyces Claussenii WLP645
White Labs Brettanomyces Claussenii
Our Price: $6.95

Low intensity Brett character. Originally isolated from strong English stock beer, in the early 20th century. The Brett flavors produced are more subtle than WLP650 and WLP653. More aroma than flavor contribution. Fruity, pineapple like aroma. B. claussenii is closely related to B. anomalus.
White Labs Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois Vrai
White Labs Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois Vrai
Our Price: $6.95

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


White Labs Brettanomyces Bruxellensis WLP650
White Labs Brettanomyces Bruxellensis
Our Price: $6.95

Medium intensity Brett character. Classic strain used in secondary fermentation for Belgian style beers and lambics. One historic brewery in Belgium uses this strain in secondary fermentation and bottling to produce their characteristic flavor.
White Labs Brettanomyces Lambicus WLP653
White Labs Brettanomyces Lambicus
Our Price: $6.95

High intensity Brett character. Defines the "Brett character": Horsey, smoky and spicy flavors. As the name suggests, this strain is found most often in Lambic style beers, which are spontaneously fermented beers. Also found in Flanders and sour brown style beers.
White Labs Belgian Sour Mix 1 WLP655
White Labs Belgian Sour Mix 1
Our Price: $6.95

A unique blend perfect for Belgian style beers. Includes Brettanomyces, Saccharomyces, and the bacterial strains Lactobacillus and Pediococcus.


White Labs Flemish Ale Blend Yeast WLP665
White Labs Flemish Ale Blend Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Blended culture used to produce the classic beer styles of the West Flanders region of Belgium . A proprietary blend of Saccharomyces yeasts, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus, this culture creates a more complex, dark stone fruit characteristic than WLP 655 Belgian Sour Mix


White Labs American Farmhouse Blend Yeast WLP670
White Labs American Farmhouse Blend Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Inspired by local American brewers crafting semi-traditional Belgian-style ales. This blend creates a complex flavor profile with a moderate level of sourness. It consists of a traditional farmhouse yeast strain and Brettanomyces. Great yeast for farmhouse ales, Saisons, and other Belgian-inspired beers
White Labs Lactobacillus Brevis WLP672
White Labs Lactobacillus Brevis
Our Price: $6.95

Lactobacillus brevis is a rod-shaped bacteria used for souring beers. Typically produces more lactic acid than Lactobacillus delbrueckii. Great addition to any sour program!


White Labs Lactobacillus Delbrueckii Bacteria
White Labs Lactobacillus Delbrueckii Bacteria
Our Price: $6.95

This lactic acid bacteria produces moderate levels of acidity and sour flavors found in lambics, Berliner Weiss, sour brown ale and gueze.
White Labs Malolactic Culture WLP675 WLP790
White Labs Malolactic Culture
Our Price: $6.95

Malolactic Fermentation is the conversion of malic acid to lactic acid by bacteria from the lactic acid bacteria family. Lactic acid is less acidic than malic acid, which in turn decreases acidity and helps to soften and/or round out some of the flavors in wine. These liquid cultures are available in vials to inoculate 6 gallons or 1 liter sizes to inoculate 60 gallons.
Please note: We recommend caution with using WLP675 with wine kits, which contain potassium sorbate and effect the viability of malolactic bacteria. Under FAQ questions below, you will find instructions for using WLP675 with wine kits.
General instructions are under FAQs below.
White Labs Sake Yeast WLP705
White Labs Sake Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

For use in rice based fermentations. For sake, use this yeast in conjunction with Koji (to produce fermentable sugar). WLP705 produces full body sake character, and subtle fragrance.
White Labs Champagne Yeast WLP715
White Labs Champagne Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Classic yeast, used to produce champagne, cider, dry meads, dry wines, or to fully attenuate barley wines/ strong ales. Neutral.
White Labs Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast WLP720
White Labs Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

A wine yeast strain that is less attenuative than WLP715, leaving some residual sweetness. Slightly fruity and will tolerate alcohol concentrations up to 15%. A good choice for sweet mead and cider, as well as Blush wines, Gewürztraminer, Sauternes, Riesling.
White Labs English Cider Yeast WLP775
White Labs English Cider Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Classic cider yeast. Ferments dry, but retains flavor from apples. Sulfur is produced during fermentation, but will disappear in first two weeks of aging. Can also be used for wine and high gravity beers.
White Labs Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800
White Labs Pilsner Lager Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Classic pilsner strain from the premier pilsner producer in the Czech Republic. Somewhat dry with a malty finish, this yeast is best suited for European pilsner production.


White Labs Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802
White Labs Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

Pilsner lager yeast from Southern Czech Republic. Produces dry and crisp lagers, with low diacetyl production.


White Labs San Francisco Lager Yeast WLP810
White Labs San Francisco Lager Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

This yeast is used to produce the "California Common" style beer. A unique lager strain which has the ability to ferment up to 65 degrees while retaining lager characteristics. Can also be fermented down to 50 degrees for production of marzens, pilsners and other style lagers.
White Labs Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast WLP820
White Labs Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

This yeast produces a very malty, bock like style. It does not finish as dry as WLP830. This yeast is much slower in the first generation than WLP830, so we encourage a larger starter to be used the first generation or schedule a longer lagering time.


White Labs German Lager Yeast WLP830
White Labs German Lager Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

This yeast is one of the most widely used lager yeasts in the world. Very malty and clean, great for all German lagers, pilsner, oktoberfest, and marzen.


White Labs German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833
White Labs German Bock Lager Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

From the Alps of southern Bavaria, this yeast produces a beer that is well balanced between malt and hop character. The excellent malt profile makes it well suited for Bocks, Doppelbocks, and Oktoberfest style beers. Very versatile lager yeast, it is so well balanced that it has gained tremendous popularity for use in Classic American style Pilsners. Also good for Helles style lager beer.


White Labs Southern German Lager Yeast WLP838
White Labs Southern German Lager Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

This yeast is characterized by a malty finish and balanced aroma. It is a strong fermentor, produces slight sulfur, and low diacetyl.
White Labs American Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP840
White Labs American Pilsner Lager Yeast
Our Price: $6.95

This yeast is used to produce American style lagers. Dry and clean with a very slight apple fruitiness. Sulfur and diacetyl production is minimal.


White Labs Cry Havoc WLP862
White Labs Cry Havoc
Our Price: $6.95

Licensed from Charlie Papazian, this strain can ferment at ale and lager temperatures, allowing brewers to produce diverse beer styles. The recipes in both Papazian's books, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing and The Homebrewers Companion, were originally developed and brewed with this yeast.
White Labs Mexican Lager WLP940
White Labs Mexican Lager
Our Price: $6.95

From Mexico City, this yeast produces clean lager beer, with a crisp finish. Good for Mexican style light lagers, as well as dark lagers. This is one of the best lager strains in the White Labs yeast bank; try it with any lager.


   
 

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