Clean, crisp flavor characteristics with low fruitiness and mild ester production. A very versatile yeast for styles that desire dominant malt and hop character. A very popular “house” strain. May yield citrus notes with cooler 60-66°F fermentations.
Optimum Ferm Temp: 60-73°F - 15.5-23°C
Alcohol Tolerance: High - Up to 11%
Compares to WLP001 and WY1056*
Omega Yeast Labs’ is based in Chicago and their standard is to provide breweries with pitchable quantities of fresh, made-to-order pure yeast.
Founder and CEO Lance Shaner received a Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of Texas – Houston. Lance has 9 years of laboratory experience, including 5 years of original research on the stress response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (a.k.a. brewer’s yeast). Lance has been an avid homebrewer for 14 years and continues actively homebrewing today.
Check out their website: http://www.omegayeast.com/