Making the best liquid yeast, services and education accessible to professionals and enthusiasts
What began as homebrewers searching for higher quality yeast quickly grew into a team of dedicated biochemists exploring new ways to advance brewing altogether. Today, White Labs stands at the intersection of science, education and craft. Constantly striving for perfection, and in the process continually raising the bar in the art of fermentation.
Every day, we set out on a single mission: to stretch the limits of science in order to set new standards in purity and freshness. From the industry’s first pitchable liquid yeast, to a complete revolution in the way it’s propagated and packaged, our innovative spirit is tireless. Our belief is that creating the best products goes hand-in-hand with making the best use of them. This has inspired a culture of education and collaboration with brewers, distillers and winemakers the world over.
The process for cultivating pure yeast cultures had not changed much since Emil Christian Hansen isolated the first brewers yeast and developed a process for propagation in the late 1880s. Soon after White Labs began producing liquid yeast, we embarked on a journey to revolutionize the art of fermentation. We believed there was a better way to propagate yeast that could reduce our company’s environmental footprint while creating a streamlined process that would provide a better quality culture.
“Rather than the traditional method of transferring the finished yeast to a number of vessels and ultimately into our commercial packaging, with the FlexCell™ process we use a flexible container to propagate the yeast and package it in this same material.”
Our team developed the FlexCell™ process which uses proprietary patented technology to cultivate the yeast. Rather than the traditional method of transferring the finished yeast to a number of vessels and ultimately into our commercial packaging, with the FlexCell™ process we use a flexible container to propagate the yeast and package it in this same material. This process reduces the risk of contamination and creates yeast that has had limited exposure to the environment. In addition to creating the industry’s first pitchable yeast grown and delivered in the same package, White Labs is demonstrating our commitment to sustainability by reducing water, electricity and cleaners used to sanitize traditional propagation vessels during the transfer process and reducing our overall use of rigid plastic packaging material. The PurePitch® package is more recyclable and more breathable reducing the chance of gas buildup and maintaining a favorable environment for the yeast. The FlexCell™ process and PurePitch® package delivers the purity and high-quality yeast that you expect from White Labs.
“The PurePitch® package is more recyclable and more breathable reducing the chance of gas buildup and maintaining a favorable environment for the yeast.”
Top 5 Benefits of White Labs Liquid Yeast
Selection. The expansive variety of strains with Core and specialty cultures allows you to craft any beer style, NA beer, and non-beer beverages.
High Viability & Vitality. Because of our 21-day process, we make yeast resulting in big plump cells full of nutrients and healthy cell membranes great for sustained viability and reuse.
Flavor. Distinct aromas and complex flavors due to the health and viability
Flocculation. Predictable flocculation patterns, even after multiple reuses. This results from robust cell membranes with intact flocculation proteins, leading to efficient flocculation.
Modular Sizes Resulting in Optimal Pitching Rate. Precise and standardized cell counts based on scientific data for a foolproof fermentation every time. Modular packages allow customizable calculations for pitch rates to meet your every need.
Top 5 Benefits of White Labs Dry Yeast
High Live Cell Count. Over 3 billion live cells per gram, along with extra nutrition and sterols from cell membrane content of non-viable cells.
Convenience of Production Planning. Extensive shelf life (12-24 months from production date) makes scheduling, planning, and those unforeseen issues stress-free.
Available Anywhere You Brew. White Labs Yeast will now be available for global brewers who had challenges importing liquid yeast, with straightforward and more affordable delivery in dry format.
Easy to Use. Straightforward pitch rates and no rehydration is necessary for a hassle-free fermentation.
Gluten-Free. Propagated on beet molasses and is 100% gluten-free.
The White Labs Difference
Whether liquid or dry, White Labs believes in the best cultures possible, and that is the White Labs Difference. With any White Labs product, you can always expect: