Yeast Bank

1-100%
1-100°F (-17-38°C)
Kolsch 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

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

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

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

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

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

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