November 2012

Cider Sensory

The Yeast Lab has been pretty busy these past few weeks. However, all work and no play makes for a very long day in the lab. Lucky for us, our yeast culture specialist, Allison, went to graduate school with one of the owners of 2 Towns Ciderhouse in Oregon. He wanted some feedback on an apple...

Flanders Brown

Back in March, I decided to brew a Flanders Brown.  I knew it would be some time before the beer would even be servable, so I wanted to plan ahead.  In keeping with our White Labs tasting room tradition, I split the batch and used four different Brettanomyces strains.  And I did two different...

GABF Wrap-up

White Labs enjoyed a busy week at the just-completed Great American Beer Festival – and so did its brewery clients and the rest of the beer world. Of all the gold, silver and bronze award winners, 74 percent are White Labs customers. Most order yeast and those and others also utilize the...

White Labs Brewing the White House Beer

After seeing the news story about the White House brewing beer at home, we were struck by the fact they were A) homebrewing (how cool is that?) B) using dry yeast C) using a yeast made outside of the USA.  I guess they don’t know there are companies in this country that specialize in making...

White Labs in the news

The Scientist interviews White Labs’ Neva Parker about the now-famous “beard yeast.” Also, San Diego Magazine names Belgian Golden Ales in the White Labs tasting room as Beers of the Week.

A Real Fan

There is a world of dedicated homebrewers out there, but one guy really wants to share his love with others. A gentleman with the tattoo in this photo came into the White Labs tasting room this week. He told company people that he wanted a tattoo that had all the materials he uses...

Check your QC results

White Labs Inc. has long provided detailed QC test results to breweries. Now, this same detailed information is available to those buying homebrew packages. The intensive testing has always been a hallmark of White Labs, and these numbers are now available for viewing at Yeastman.com. Simply...

White Labs and GABF 2012

White Labs Inc. is helping to sponsor the Great American Beer Festival, along with a host of other industry, brewery and community sponsors. White Labs, along with the other partners of the Craft Beer Quarterly, are again sponsoring the Brewers Gathering. Additionally, the GABF Pro-Am...

Special WLP005 label for October

White Labs and Beer for Boobs, a fund-raising team for breast cancer research, are running a promotion during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. White Labs will create a special pink label for vials of WLP005 British Ale Yeast during the entire month. For...

Wine yeast trials

As wine season gets under way, White Labs is analyzing months of data on wine fermentation tests. Conducted for nine months at the White Labs R&D lab in Davis, Calif., the tests by a team including intern Annie Hammang on-site and other microbiologists in San Diego have involved...

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