Saisonstein's Monster is an Omega-original, genetic hybrid of two Saison strains, the French (OYL-026) and Belgian (OYL-027). It is versatile, aromatic and attenuative with a silky mouthfeel. It excels in high gravity and it ferments more reliably and thoroughly than its parents.
Brett Blend #3: Bring on Da Funk consists of two Saccharomyces strains from Brett Blend #1 (OYL-210) spiked with both Brettanomyces bruxellensis and Brettanomyces lambicus, plus two additional Brettanomyces isolates from a Brett-famous Colorado brewery, plus two Brett isolates from an “intense” Belgian source to equal a funky, fruity, complex 8-strain composition.
Tropical IPA is a unique Saccharomyces strain formerly classified as a Brettanomyces strain, that produces delicate, tart, tropical mango and pineapple fruit characteristics with a clean finish. Try it at its higher temperatures to bring out the tropical profile. It’s stubbornly non-flocculent, but worth it.
A strong fermenter popularly referred to as “Conan.” Its peach, apricot and pineapple notes are steroids for hops, complementing modern fruity hop profiles in particular. A diacetyl rest is suggested if fermented in the lower temperature range.
An eruptive top cropper displaying nice fruit and rustic phenolics, the reliable Belgian Ale W is thought to be from a famous tripel brewer. A good flocculator with a wide temperature range. Three famous brewers ferment this on vastly different schedules, showing the versatile outcomes available.
Ireland’s storied stout is thought to be balanced by this dry, crisp, lightly fruity, versatile and powerful strain.
Popularly called “Chico,” West Coast Ale I is a reliable, versatile and popular neutral foundation for displays of malts and hops. Often used as a house strain, it is highly attenuative and moderately flocculent. And it ferments crisp and clean with light citrus notes under 66° F (19° C).
Brett Blend #2: Bit O’ Funk contains the two Saccharomyces strains from Brett Blend #1 (OYL-210) for primary fermentation and is spiked with Brettanomyces bruxellensis for development of classic, funkforward Brett character during secondary fermentation.
As one of the few highly flocculent Belgian ale strains, Belgian Ale A is thought to originate from a Wallonian brewery whose reputation dwarfs the small village in which it is located. It makes a great Belgian house strain.