Originating from the village of Grodås in Norway, Espe offers the unique profile of lychee, pear, and tropical fruit cup. The strain bolsters the sweet aromatics of modern IPAs, but is versatile enough for your flagship pale ale or seasonal brew. Espe is most expressive when fermented at 90°F+ (32°C+), but still reveals its character at lower ale-pitching temperatures.
Optimum Ferm Temp: 68–98° F (20–37° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: High - Up to 12%
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.
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