YEAST STRAIN SELECTION


IMPORTANT
This information on yeast strain selection, sources and comparisons between White Labs and Wyeast is the intellectual property of Kristen England, grand master BJCP judge and head brewer at Bent Brewstillery in Roseville, Minnesota and may not be rebroadcast in any form with out express permission from Kristen England. Updated by Wild About Hops.

WHITE LABS

# NAME ORIGINAL BREWERY Similar WYEAST Product
WLP001 California Ale Sierra Nevada 1056 American Ale Yeast
WLP002 English Ale Fullers 1968 London ESB
WLP003 German Ale II - 2575PC Kolsch II
WLP004 Irish Ale Guinness 1084 Irish Ale Yeast
WLP005 British Ale Ringwood 1187 Ringwood Ale Yeast
WLP006 Bedford Ale Charles Wells -
WLP007 Dry English Ale Whitbred - dry 1098 Whitbread - dry
WLP008 East Coast Ale Sam Adam's -
WLP009 Australian Ale Yeast Coopers -
WLP010 Anniversary Ale Blend WLP001, WLP002, WLP004, WLP810 -
WLP011 European Ale Wisenschaftliche Station #338 (Munich) 1338 European Ale Yeast
WLP013 London Ale Worthington White Shield 1028 London Ale Yeast
WLP017 Whitbread II Ale Whitbread -
WLP022 Essex Ale Ridley's Ale near Chelmsford, UK -
WLP023 Burton Ale Henley of Thames (Brakspear Bitter) 1275 Thames Valley Ale Yeast
WLP025 Southwold Adnam's? 1335 British Ale Yeast II
WLP026 Premium Bitter Marstons -
WLP028 Edinburgh Ale McEwan's 1728 Scottish Ale Yeast
WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch Yeast PJ Früh, Köln -
WLP030 Thames Valley Ale - -
WLP033 Klassic Ale Yeast - -
WLP036 Düsseldorf Alt Yeast Düsseldorf (Zum Uerige) 1007 German Ale
WLP037 Yorkshire Square Ale Black Sheep/Theakston -
WLP038 Manchester Ale Yeast J W Lees -
WLP039 Nottingham Ale Yeast UK, chosen from multistrain - same as Danstar Nottingham -
WLP041 Pacific Ale Yeast (Red Hook?) -
WLP051 California V Anchor Liberty 1272 American Ale Yeast II
WLP059 Melbourne Ale - -
WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend (WLP001, WLP051, WLP810?) -
WLP066 London Fog Ale Boddingtons 1318 London Ale III
WLP067 Coastal Haze Ale Yeast Blend Blend of New England-style IPA strains -
WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast - -
WLP095 Burlington Ale Conan ?
WLP099 Super High Gravity Ale Thomas Hardy/Eldridge Pope -
WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Weihenstephan 68 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen Yeast
WLP320 American Hefeweizen Ale Zum Uerige (through Widmer) -
WLP351 Bavarian Weizen Yeast Weihenstephan 175 3638 Bavarian Wheat Yeast
WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale Weihenstephan 66? 3333 German Wheat Yeast
WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Hoegaarden/Celis 3944 Belgian Witbier Yeast
WLP410 Belgian Wit II Moortgat Brouwerij (via Ommegang?) -
WLP500 Monastery Ale Chimay 1214 Belgian Ale Yeast
WLP510 Belgian Bastogne Ale Orval -
WLP515 Antwerp Ale Yeast De Koninck -
WLP530 Abbey Ale Yeast Westmalle 3787 Trappist High Gravity
WLP540 Abbey IV Ale Yeast Rochefort 1762 Abbey II
WLP550 Belgian Ale Yeast Achouffe 3522 Belgian Ardennes
WLP565 Belgian Saison Brasserie Dupont (Saison Dupont) 3724 Belgian Saison Yeast
WLP566 Saison II Vieille Provision Saison Dupont -
WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale Duvel (Moortgart) via McEwans 1388 Belgian Strong Ale Yeast
WLP575 Belgian Style Ale Yeast Blend WLP500, WLP530, WLP550 -
WLP720 Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast Hoegaarden? 3463 Forbidden Fruit Yeast
WLP800 Pilsner Lager Pilsner Urquell 2001 Urquell
WLP802 Czech Budejovice Samsons via Budejovicky Mestansky Pivovar -
WLP810 San Francisco Lager Anchor Steam 2112 California Lager Yeast
WLP820 Octoberfest/Marzen Lager Weihenstephan 34/70 2124 Bohemian Lager Yeast
WLP830 German Lager Weihenstephan 206 2206 Bavarian Lager Yeast
WLP833 Bock Lager Ayinger Brewery 2487 Hella-Bock
WLP838 Southern German Lager - 2308 Munich Lager Yeast
WLP840 American Pilsner Budweiser 2007 Pilsen Lager Yeast
WLP845 Fast Lager - -
WLP850 Copenhagen Lager Carlsberg? -
WLP860 Munich Helles Lager Augustiner? -
WLP885 Zurich Lager Samichlaus -
WLP920 Old Bavarian Lager Yeast - 2247 European Lager Yeast
WLP940 Mexican Lager Grupo Modelo -

WYEAST

# NAME ORIGINAL BREWERY Similar WHITE LABS Product
1007 German Ale Düsseldorf (Zum Uerige) WLP036 Düsseldorf Alt Yeast
1010 American Wheat Widmer vis Zum Uerige -
1026 British Cask Ale Oranjeboom and then was adopted by a UK brewery -
1028 London Ale Worthington White Shield WLP013 London Ale Yeast
1056 American Ale Sierra Nevada (Seibel 96) WLP001 California Ale Yeast
1084 Irish Ale Guinness WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast
1098 British Ale Whitbred - dry WLP007 English Dry
1099 Whitbread Ale Whitbread -
1187 Ringwood Ale Pripps Brewery, Sweden (aka 1742 Swedish porter) WLP005 British Ale Yeast
1214 Belgian ale Chimay WLP500 Monastery Ale
1272 American Ale II Anchor Liberty WLP051 California V Ale Yeast
1275 Thames Valley Ale Henley of Thames (Brakspear Bitter) WLP023 Burton Ale Yeast
1318 London Ale III Boddingtons WLP 066 London Fog
1332 Northwest Ale Hales Brewery in Seattle via Gales Brewery UK -
1335 British Ale Yeast II Adnam's? WLP025 Southwold Ale
1338 European Ale Wisenschaftliche Station #338 (Munich) WLP011 European Ale Yeast
1388 Belgian Strong Ale Duvel (Moortgart) via McEwans WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale Yeast
1469 West Yorkshire Ale Timothy Taylor -
1728 Scottish Ale McEwans WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast
1762 Abbey II Rochefort WLP540 Abbey IV Ale Yeast
1768 English Special Bitter Youngs Brewery -
1968 London ESB Fullers WLP002 English Ale Yeast
2000 Budvar Lager Budvar -
2001 Urquell Lager Pilsner Urquell lager H-strain WLP800 Pilsner Lager Yeast
2002 Gambrinus Lager Gambrinus lager H-strain -
2007 St Louis Lager Budweiser WLP840 American Pilsner Lager Yeast
2035 American Lager August Schell -
2042 Danish Lager Miller via Carlsberg WLP 850 Copenhagen Lager
2105 Rocky Mountain Lager Coors -
2112 California Lager Anchor WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast
2124 Bohemian Lager Weihenstephan 34/70 WLP820 Oktoberfest Lager Yeast
2206 Bavarian Lager Weihenstephan 206 WLP830 German Lager Yeast
2247 European Lager - WLP920 Old Bavarian Lager Yeast
2272 North American Lager Christian Schmidt (Philadelphia brewery) WLP840 American Pilsner Lager Yeast
2278 Czech Pils Pilsner Urquell-D -
2308 Munich Lager Wisenschaftliche Station #308 (Munich) WLP838 Southern German Lager Yeast
2450 Denny's Favorite 50 Brewtek CL50 -
2487 Hella-Bock Yeast Ayinger WLP833 German Bock Yeast
2565 Kölsch Weihenstephan 165, Köln (Päffgen?) -
2575 Kölsch II Weihenstephan W165 WLP003 German Ale II
2782 Staropramen Lager via Paddock Wood in Canada -
3068 Weihenstephan Wheat Weihenstephan 68 (S. delbrueckii single strain) WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
3333 German Wheat - WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast
3463 Forbidden Fruit Hoegaarden (assumed to be from Verboden Vrucht) WLP720 Sweet Mead /Wine Yeast
3522 Belgian Ardennes Achouffe WLP550 Belgian Ale Yeast
3538 Leuven Pale Ale Corsendonk-Bocq -
3638 Bavarian Wheat Yeast Weihenstephan 175 WLP351 Bavarian Weizen Yeast
3711 French Saison Brasserie Thiriez -
3724 Belgian Saison Yeast Saison du Pont WLP565 Saison Ale Yeast
3725 Biere De Garde Soy-Erezée, Belgium -
3726 Farmhouse Ale Blaugies, Belgium -
3763 Roeselare Ale Blend Rodenbach -
3787 Trappist High Gravity Westmalle WLP530 Abbey Ale Yeast
3864 Canadian/Belgian Ale Yeast Unibroue -
3942 Belgian Wheat Esen, Belgium (De Dolle) -
3944 Belgian Witbier Hoegaarden/ Celis White WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Yeast

Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (Brewing Elements)

Chris White & Jamil Zainasheff 
The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures. Available in paperback or as a Kindle on Amazon

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