One Brett-famous Colorado brewery strain, plus two strains that were formerly classified as Brett (but are now known to be Saccharomyces), result in huge tropical fruit aromas that mingle well with fruity aroma hops.
A blend of nearly every Brett in our collection. Use All the Bretts in secondary and expect high attenuation and a fruity and funky complexity that continues to develop over time. This evolving blend always contains at least 10 Brett strains.
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.
Borne from an exclusive partnership with the famed Jovaru™ Brewery’s “queen of Lithuanian farmhouse beer,” this unique yeast complements farmhouse beers with citrusy esters and restrained phenols. The strain produces a character of lemon pith, black pepper, and a soft mouthfeel. I sveikata!
A classic German wheat strain, it’s a cloudy, big top cropper. Presenting banana and clove, the esters turn up with increased temps, wort density and decreased pitch rate, or stay muted at lower temps where clove stands out.
A productive, brewer-friendly top cropper attributed to a historic London brewery whose lab once hosted Louis Pasteur, British Ale I drops fast and clear, and is clean and crisp at low temperatures with heightened esters and a lightly tart, dry finish at the upper range.
This Kolsch strain is warmer fermenting than Kolsch I (OYL-017), flocculates much better and clears more quickly, so it is a little easier to manage. It is a lager-like ale strain that’s lightly fruity, crisp and clean with a hint of sulfur that disappears with age to leave a clean ale. Accentuates hop flavors.
Thought to originate from a small, sophisticated, Belgian brewer’s spelt saison, Belgian Saison II is earthy, spicy, peppery, tart and dry, with tropical fruit and citrus at warm fermentation temperatures. It is a perfect strain for farmhouse ales and saisons. It favors pitching in the upper 60s or low 70s and being allowed free-rise from there.
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.