Yeast Bank

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ale Strains

Core Strains are composed of 68 beer and wine yeast strains including wild yeast and bacteria as well as WLP600 Kombucha SCOBY. These strains are grown year-round with a shipping lead time of 1 to 17 days. The Core Strains are available to professionals, retailers, and homebrewers, with both PurePitch® and Custom Pour packaging for professionals. Homebrew-sized options are packaged in PurePitch® and vial packaging.

White Labs Vault Strains are a collection of specialty strains. The availability for specialty strains from The Vault depends on whether the customer is a homebrewer, professional, or retailer. Homebrewers may place a pre-order on select strains by visiting whitelabs.com/thevault or purchase yeast directly from a retailer that carries The Vault Seasonal Releases. All strains from The Vault are available to professionals with longer lead times and minimum order requirements.

WLP001 California Ale Yeast®

Ale
Distilling
Wine, Mead and Cider

This strain was the first yeast strain produced by White Labs in 1995. It’s our best-selling yeast, famous for its clean flavors and hardy...
Attenuation
73% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
High (10 - 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
68°F - 73°F

WLP002 English Ale Yeast

Ale
Wine, Mead and Cider

This is a classic ESB strain from one of England’s largest independent breweries. While it is traditionally used for English-style ales including...
Attenuation
63% - 70%
Flocculation
Very High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 68°F

WLP003 German Ale II Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

A great strain for clean ales such as kölsch, altbier, and German-style pale ales. It has a strong sulfur component that will reduce with...
Attenuation
73% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast

Ale

This yeast is from one of the oldest stout-producing breweries in the world. It’s great for many beer styles but really shines in malty British...
Attenuation
69% - 74%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 68°F

WLP005 British Ale Yeast

Ale

Known for its use in malty English beers, this strain is a great choice for any beers using traditional English malts like Marris Otter, Golden...
Attenuation
67% - 74%
Flocculation
High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP006 Bedford British Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

Ferments dry and flocculates very well; produces a distinct ester profile. This yeast yields a full mouthfeel, perfect for creating English-style...
Attenuation
72% - 80%
Flocculation
High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP007 Dry English Ale Yeast

Ale

This yeast is known for its high attenuation, achieving 80% even with 10% ABV beers. The high attenuation eliminates residual sweetness, making the...
Attenuation
70% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP008 East Coast Ale Yeast

Ale

This strain can be used to reproduce many American versions of classic beer styles but has been gaining popularity for its use in East Coast IPAs....
Attenuation
70% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium to Low
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
68°F - 73°F

WLP009 Australian Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

This yeast produces a clean, malty beer with pleasant ester characters that can be described as “bready.” It ferments successfully and cleanly at...
Attenuation
70% - 75%
Flocculation
High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP011 European Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

A malty northern European-origin ale yeast. Its low ester production gives it a clean profile, with little to no sulfur production. Low attenuation...
Attenuation
65% - 70%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP013 London Ale Yeast

Ale

Oak ester character makes this yeast well-suited for classic British beer styles such as pales and bitters, or dark malty beers like brown ales and...
Attenuation
67% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
66°F - 71°F

WLP017 Whitbread II Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

Traditional mixed yeast culture with British character. Slightly fruity with a hint of sulfur production. This yeast can be used for many different...
Attenuation
67% - 73%
Flocculation
High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
66°F - 70°F

WLP019 California IV Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

Moderately clean strain with a low ester profile and less sulfur production than WLP051.
Attenuation
0% - 0%
Flocculation
Alcohol Tolerance
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
0°F - 0°F

WLP022 Essex Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

A flavorful British-style yeast that produces slightly fruity and bready characters. A good top-fermenting yeast strain that is well suited for top...
Attenuation
71% - 76%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
66°F - 70°F

WLP023 Burton Ale Yeast

Ale

This strain is sourced from Burton upon Trent, England which is known for pushing IPAs into the spotlight. It produces a subtle fruity ester...
Attenuation
69% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
68°F - 73°F

WLP025 Southwold Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

From Suffolk County, England. This yeast produces complex fruit, citrus, and spice flavors. Great for British-style bitters and pale ales. A slight...
Attenuation
68% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
66°F - 69°F

WLP026 Premium Bitter Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

From Staffordshire, England. Fermentation gives a mild but complex estery character. Ferments strong and dry and is good for high-gravity beers....
Attenuation
70% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
67°F - 70°F

WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast

Ale
Distilling
Wine, Mead and Cider

This strain produces underlying esters of pear and melon which work well with hop and malt derived notes. It’s medium to high alcohol tolerance is...
Attenuation
70% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP029 German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast

Ale

 Sourced from a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, this strain is fitting for German ales such as kölsch and altbier. Known for accentuating...
Attenuation
72% - 78%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 69°F

WLP030 Thames Valley Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

Very flocculant strain for all things English. Great for porters, stouts and ESBs. Lower ester production than most English strains but creates a...
Attenuation
72% - 78%
Flocculation
High
Alcohol Tolerance
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
0°F - 0°F

WLP033 Klassic Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

Traditional English single-strain yeast. Produces signature ester characters and does not mask hop flavors. Leaves ales with a slightly sweet malt...
Attenuation
66% - 74%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
66°F - 70°F

WLP036 Düsseldorf Alt Ale Yeast

Ale

A traditional altbier-style yeast from Düsseldorf, Germany. It produces clean, malty German brown and amber ales. This strain keeps the...
Attenuation
65% - 72%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 69°F

WLP037 Yorkshire Square Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

This yeast produces a beer that is malty and well balanced. Expect toasty flavors with malt-driven esters. Highly flocculent and a good choice for...
Attenuation
68% - 72%
Flocculation
High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP038 Manchester Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

A top-fermenting ale yeast that is traditionally good for top-cropping. Moderately flocculent with a clean, dry finish. Has a low ester profile and...
Attenuation
70% - 74%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP039 East Midlands Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

British-style ale yeast with a very dry finish. Medium to low fruit and fusel alcohol production. A good top-fermenting yeast strain well suited...
Attenuation
73% - 82%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
66°F - 70°F

WLP041 Pacific Ale Yeast

Ale

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, this strain is a mild ester producer while promoting malt character. It can be used for a range of styles from...
Attenuation
65% - 70%
Flocculation
High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 68°F

WLP051 California V Ale Yeast

Ale

This strain has more similarities to an English strain than WLP001 California Ale Yeast®. It is a big ester producer, showcasing notes of cherry...
Attenuation
70% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
66°F - 70°F

WLP059 Melbourne Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

A yeast isolated from Australia in the early 1900s, it is a clean fermenting strain well suited for many American and English beer styles. Renowned...
Attenuation
74% - 78%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
0°F - 0°F

WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend

Ale
Wine, Mead and Cider

This blend of three strains creates a clean and neutral fermentation character, making it ideal for use in many different American beer styles. The...
Attenuation
72% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
68°F - 72°F

WLP064 Buchner Ale Yeast Blend

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

A blend of two strains that adds creaminess with a hint of crispness. Great for pale ales, cream ales and American wheats. Flocculation is good due...
Attenuation
72% - 78%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
67°F - 72°F

WLP066 London Fog Ale Yeast

Ale

This is the go-to strain for New England-style IPAs. It produces a medium ester profile similar to WLP008 East Coast Ale Yeast. It leaves some...
Attenuation
65% - 70%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
64°F - 72°F

WLP067 Coastal Haze Ale Yeast Blend

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

This blend of our favorite New England-style IPA strains is great for producing beers with a hazy appearance and tropical, fruit-forward esters....
Attenuation
70% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium to Low
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
68°F - 72°F

WLP072 French Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

A clean strain that complements malt flavor. Low to moderate esters are produced when fermentation temperature is below 70°F (21°C). Moderate to...
Attenuation
68% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
63°F - 73°F

WLP073 Artisanal Country Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale
Specialty / Belgian

A classic Bière de Garde strain, it produces slight esters and mild phenols, while preserving the sweet aromatics from the malt bill. This strain...
Attenuation
75% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium to Low
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
70°F - 82°F

WLP075 Hansen Ale Yeast Blend

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

This is a blend of many IPA strain favorites. It has the attenuation of WLP090 San Diego Super Ale Yeast and the character of WLP007 Dry English...
Attenuation
75% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
High (10 - 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
66°F - 70°F

WLP076 Old Sonoma Ale Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

From a historic brewery in Northern California. This strain was embraced by the early pioneers of craft beer in America and is ideal for those...
Attenuation
70% - 74%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
66°F - 70°F

WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast Blend

Ale

A blend of ale and lager yeast, this strain produces a classic cream ale. The blend produces a pleasing light fruity note from the ale yeast, while...
Attenuation
75% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP085 English Ale Yeast Blend

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale

A blend of British ale yeast strains designed to add complexity and attenuation to your ale. Moderate fruitiness and mineral-like character, with...
Attenuation
69% - 76%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
68°F - 72°F

WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast

Ale

A low ester producing strain, it’s known for quick fermentations and producing a neutral flavor and aroma profile similar to WLP001 California Ale...
Attenuation
76% - 83%
Flocculation
Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance
High (10 - 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 68°F

WLP095 Burlington Ale Yeast

Ale

 This yeast is the signature strain for a brewery in the Northeast United States, making it ideal for New England-style IPAs. Adding...
Attenuation
73% - 78%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
67°F - 70°F

WLP099 Super High Gravity Ale Yeast

Ale

From England, this yeast can ferment up to 25% alcohol when used correctly. It produces ester characters that increase with increasing gravity....
Attenuation
80% - 100%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Very High (Over 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 69°F

WLP715 Champagne Yeast

Ale
Specialty / Belgian
Wine, Mead and Cider

Classic yeast that is neutral in character, and a strong fermenter. Great for use in wine, cider and mead allowing the character of the...
Attenuation
75% - 100%
Flocculation
Low
Alcohol Tolerance
Very High (Over 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
70°F - 75°F

WLP780 Thai Rice Chong Yeast

Specialty strain from The Vault
Ale
Wine, Mead and Cider

Typically used for making rice wine but has shown to ferment beer just fine. The ester profile is very fruity and produces a surprising amount of...
Attenuation
76% - 76%
Flocculation
Alcohol Tolerance
High (10 - 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
0°F - 0°F