Start your own brewing traditions!
Available January through March 2009
These brews will take a little more preparation, demand more effort and require more patience but the benefits are amazing! So, settle in this winter season with your favorite brewing resources and prepare yourself for a truly Big Brew experience. We hope you find our Private Collection truly rewarding!
This collection of special blends has been developed at Wyeast by our dedicated brewing wizards. Please give them a warm toast as your senses explode!
Wyeast 9093-PC Imperial Blend
Beer Styles: American Barleywine, Imperial IPA, Imperial Red, Imperial Brown, Imperial Porter, Russian Imperial Stout
Alc. Tolerance 12-14%
Wyeast 9097-PC Old Ale Blend
Beer Styles: English Barleywine, English Strong Ale, Old Ale
Profile: To bring you a bit of English brewing heritage we developed the “Old Ale” blend, including an attenuative ale strain and a Brettanomyces strain, which will ferment well in dark worts and produce beers with nice fruitiness. Complex estery characters will emerge with age. Pie cherry and sourness will evolve from the Brettanomyces along with distinct horsey characteristics.
Alc. Tolerance 12%
Temperature Range 68-75°F (20-24°C)
Wyeast 3864-PC Canadian/Belgian Ale
Beer Styles: Belgian Dubbel and Tripel, Belgian Specialty Ale, Belgian Golden Strong, Biere de Garde, Witbier
Profile: This strain has a classic profile producing mild phenolics which increase with higher fermentation temperatures. It has a low ester profile with a dry, slightly tart finish. This strain is alcohol tolerant while producing complex & well balanced beers.
Temperature Range 65-80°F (18-27°C)