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®
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...
WLP002 English Ale Yeast
This is a classic ESB strain from one of England’s largest independent breweries. While it is traditionally used for English-style ales including...
WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast
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...
WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend
This blend of three strains creates a clean and neutral fermentation character, making it ideal for use in many different American beer styles. The...
WLP590 French Saison Ale Yeast
One of our most popular saison strains, it is great for farmhouse-style beers because it produces flavors and aromas of pear, apple and cracked...
WLP603 Torulaspora delbrueckii
Wild yeast isolated from fruit trees in Denmark. This is one of the three strains that make up WLP611. This wild yeast has been used for ciders and...
WLP616 Funky Cider Blend
This is a blend of two Saccharomyces strains combined with some Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. This blend results in a slight tartness and a mild...
WLP673 Lactobacillus buchneri
This strain is recommended for souring. Can be used for sour kettle/mash or in secondary fermentation. <15 IBU tolerance. Little to no...
WLP678 Lactobacillus hilgardii
Lactic acid bacteria that produces medium acidity. Low hop tolerance (<10). Great for Berliner weisse, gueuze and lambics.
WLP692 Debaryomyces hansenii
Debaryomyces is one of the wild yeasts isolated from lambics in Belgium.
WLP693 Lactobacillus plantarum
Typically found in probiotics, this bacteria has been found to produce high levels of lactic acid. This strain is perfect for sour kettle...
WLP700 Flor Sherry Yeast
Creates green almond, Granny Smith apple and nougat characteristics found in sherry. Develops a film (flor) on the surface of the wine. For use in...
WLP705 Sake #7 Yeast
Produces a full-bodied character and subtle fruity esters. For use in rice-based fermentations; typically used in conjunction with koji (to produce...
WLP707 California Pinot Noir Yeast
Produces fruity and complex aromas and is reliable for difficult fermentations. Isolated from pinot noir grapes in Davis, CA.**This strain has been...
WLP709 Sake #9 Yeast
For use in rice-based fermentations. Traditional strain used in Ginjo-shu production because of the yeast’s development of high fragrance...
WLP715 Champagne Yeast
Classic yeast that is neutral in character, and a strong fermenter. Great for use in wine, cider and mead allowing the character of the...
WLP718 Avize Wine Yeast
Champagne isolate used for complexity in whites. Contributes elegance, especially in barrel fermented Chardonnays.
WLP720 Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast
Produces a slightly fruity flavor and aroma while leaving more residual sweetness than WLP715 Champagne Yeast. This strain will tolerate alcohol...
WLP727 Steinberg-Geisenheim Wine Yeast
High fruit ester production. German in origin and cold tolerant.
WLP730 Chardonnay White Wine Yeast
Dry wine yeast with slight ester production and low sulfur dioxide production which enhances varietal character.
WLP735 French White Wine Yeast
Classic yeast for white wine fermentation, giving an enhanced creamy texture. Low foam producer.Click Here for a Sizing ChartNano (500mL)1.5L2L
WLP740 Merlot Red Wine Yeast
Neutral character, with low fusel-alcohol production. Ferments dry.**This strain has been genetically typed in our lab using polymerase chain...
WLP749 Assmanshausen Wine Yeast
This strain is a German red wine yeast that is cold tolerant. Produces spicy fruit aromas.
WLP750 French Red Wine Yeast
Classic Bordeaux yeast with a rich, smooth flavor profile.
WLP760 Cabernet Red Wine Yeast
A versatile strain for full-bodied red wines with ester production that complements dry aromatic white wines.
WLP770 Suremain Burgundy Wine Yeast
Emphasizes fruit aromas in barrel fermentations. Posesses a high nutrient requirement to avoid volatile acidity production.
WLP773 Scottish Cider Yeast Blend
This is an exciting blend of two ale strains and one wine strain. Unlike a lot of ale strains that typically dry out most ciders, this unique blend...
WLP775 English Cider Yeast
Classic cider yeast that ferments dry, but retains the flavor from apples.Click Here for a Sizing ChartNano (500mL)1.5L2L
WLP780 Thai Rice Chong Yeast
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...