Core Strains are composed of 86 beer, wine and distilling 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 Customer Pour packaging for professionals. Homebrew-sized options are packaged in PurePitch® and vial packaging.
White Labs Vault Strains are a collection of specialty strains curated during the more than 22 years White Labs has been in business. 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®
Our best-selling yeast is famous for its clean flavors, balance, and ability to be used in almost any style of ale. It is extremely versatile and...
WLP002 English Ale Yeast
A classic ESB strain from one of England's largest independent breweries. This yeast is best suited for English style ales including milds, bitters...
WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast
Scotland is famous for its malty, strong ales. This yeast can reproduce complex, flavorful Scottish style ales. This yeast can be an everyday...
WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend
This blend celebrates the strengths of WLP001-clean, neutral fermentation and versatile usage-and adds two other strains that belong to the same ...
WLP590 French Saison Ale Yeast
A unique yeast strain that creates farmhouse-style beers with a phenolic “bite” and moderate ester compounds. Producing a cleaner aroma profile...
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 Yeast
Produces a full-bodied sake character and subtle fragrances. For use in rice-based fermentations; typically used in conjunction with koji (to...
WLP707 California Pinot Noir Yeast
Produces fruity and complex aromas and is reliable for difficult fermentations. Isolated from pinot noir grapes in Davis, CA.
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.Click Here for a Sizing ChartNano (500mL)1.5L2L
WLP718 Avize Wine Yeast
Champagne isolate used for complexity in whites. Contributes elegance, especially in barrel fermented Chardonnays.
WLP720 Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast
Slightly fruity and leaves more residual sweetness than WLP715. This strain will tolerate alcohol concentrations up to 15%.Click Here for a Sizing...
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...
EC-1118 Dried Distillers Yeast - WLDEC1118
EC-1118 is an active dried yeast for use in whiskey and bourbons. It has been isolated in Champagne and its use was validated by the Comité...