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Call for YOUR recipes!

Attention Homebrewers! In an attempt to bolster the Recipe section of our new site, we're putting out a call for your favorite recipes that use a White Labs strain or blend. We'd love to hear your favorite HB success stories. Simply name the recipe, scale it to 5 gallons and send it over to us and...

Flanders Brett Variations: Round Two

If you're in the San Diego area later this month, be sure to stop by the Tasting Room to try the second release in our series of Flanders ales on 4/19. Not in the area? We've included our recipe below - try it at home! Here, we use different strains of Brett two ways. The yeast used for the primary...

Under the Microscope: WLP351 Bavarian Weizen Yeast

WLP351 made its debut as a Platinum Strain last year and, due to huge popularity, is now available year round. Our Bavarian Weizen Yeast is ideally suited to producing German-style wheat beers, offering lovely clove notes and little to moderate ester production. This versatile yeast creates...

Collaboration celebrates launch of Shanghai Beer Week

Brewmasters at three Shanghai craft breweries – The BREW, Dr. Beer and Boxing Cat Brewery  –created a collaboration brew project to celebrate the launch of Shanghai Beer Week 2013 (May 17-26). The hops, yeast and malt used in brewing Porky’s Revenge Imperial Pilsner were provided courtesy of New...

Old Ale Recipe

Our Essex Ale Platinum strain is available through February. This strain is perfectly suited to brewing old ales such as in the recipe below. English Olde Ale Recipe Grist: 12lbs Pale Ale Malt 1lbs 6 oz Caramel 80L 12oz Caramel 120L 8oz chocolate malt Hop additions: 60 minute Perle at 8%AA...

Yeast Fundamentals for Homebrewers (2/16/13)

Early registration is now available for our next Yeast Fundamentals for Homebrewers course held at our San Diego location. Sign up before January 15th and save $25 on registration. These info-packed courses tend to sell out quick, so sign up soon if you want to secure your spot! The course covers a...

Belgian Dubbel Reserve

WLP510 Bastogne Ale Yeast returns in January for a limited time as a Platinum Strain. Curious what to brew with it? Try out this great dubbel recipe! Belgian Dubbel Reserve (5 gallon, all-grain) Malt 8 lbs Pilsen Malt 1 lb. Caracrystal Wheat Malt 1 lb Aromatic Malt 8 oz. Carabrown Malt 4 oz...

Under the Microscope: WLP665 Flemish Ale Blend

Raise your hand if you like Cuvee des Jacobins. How about Rodenbach Grand Cru? I thought as much. West Flanders is known for having given birth to and inspired some of the most revered beers on the planet. Our WLP665 Flemish Ale Blend strain is ideally suited to making Oud Bruins and Flanders Red...

5,000 vials in Norfolk

Chris White visited Homebrew USA in Norfolk, VA last week to brew a collaborative beer and celebrate the shop’s collection of 5,000 White Labs vials. While in the area, Chris checked out local breweries such as Beach Brewing Company and Smartmouth Brewing and spent a great afternoon brewing beer...

Bastogne Belgian Ale Returns

January sees the release of three Platinum Strain varieties, including one that we get a lot of questions about/requests for: WLP510 Bastogne Belgian Ale Yeast. This high gravity Trappist-style yeast is ideally suited for those big beers that keep us warm throughout the winter, such as Belgian ales...

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