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Private Collection October-December 2014

Michael Dawson Brand Manager, Wyeast Laboratories, Inc.


Hood River, OR -
Wyeast Laboratories is pleased to bring back three of our most-requested cultures for the next Private Collection release! This quarter marks the return of 1217-PC West Coast IPA and 3726-PC Farmhouse Ale - two of 2013's best-selling strains - as well as 3655-PC Belgian Schelde Ale, a crowd favorite at this year's National Homebrewers Conference.These three strains will be available through the end of December 2014.

1217-PC West Coast IPA
Beer Styles:
American IPA, Imperial IPA, American Pale Ale, American brown ale, Red Ales, Scottish Ales
Profile: This strain is ideally suited to the production of west-coast style American craft beers, especially pale, IPA, red, and specialties. Thorough attenuation, temp tolerance, and good flocculation make this an easy strain to work with. Flavor is balanced neutral with mild ester formation at warmer temps, allowing hops, character malts, and flavorings to show through.
Alcohol tolerance: 10% ABV
Flocculation: Medium-high
Attenuation: 73-80%
Temperature Range: 62-74°F (17-23°C)
3655-PC Belgian Schelde Ale
Beer Styles: Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Specialty Ale, Belgian Dubbel and Tripel, Belgian Strong Golden and Dark Ales, Belgian Blonde Ale, Flanders Brown/Oud Bruin
Profile: From the East Flanders - Antwerpen region of Belgium, this unique top fermenting yeast produces complex, classic Belgian aromas and flavors that meld well with premium quality pale and crystal malts. Well rounded and smooth textures are exhibited with a full bodied malty profile and mouthfeel.
Alcohol tolerance: 11% ABV
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 73-77%
Temperature Range: 62-74°F (17-23°C)
3726-PC Farmhouse Ale
Beer Styles: Saison, Biere de Garde, Belgian Blonde Ale, Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Profile: This strain produces complex esters balanced with earthy/spicy notes. Slightly tart and dry with a peppery finish. A perfect strain for farmhouse ales and saisons.
Alcohol Tolerance 12% ABV
Flocculation   medium
Attenuation    74-79%
Temp. Range 70-84°F (21-29°C)

Also, very important but known by few, is the meaning and pronunciation of our name,  "Wyeast" (pronounced why-east) which is derived  from a Klickitat Indian legend  that relates  to the origins of the geography of the Pacific Northwest to a tragic love triangle involving chief of the Klickitat, chief of Wy'east and the maiden Loo-wit, over whom the chiefs quarreled. This quarrel grew so fierce that the Great Spirit had to intervene, destroying the Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River and turning Loo-wit into Mount St. Helens; Klickitat into Mt. Adams; Wy'east into Mount Hood. Wy'east is the peak that dominates Hood River’s southern horizon and gives us our sense of place.  The Great Spirit has also been good to us at Wyeast Laboratories and has given us a place in the fermentation industry.  We feel like we are on top of the world serving each and every customer with products for making beer, wine, cider, sake and any other imaginable fermented products. 
Wyeast is always interested in your comments and feed back in regards to the yeast strains that we provide.  If you would like to share a story, experience or make a request for a new yeast strain, please submit through the FAQ link.  Wyeast appreciates your input and will take all of your requests into consideration. 
Founded in 1986, Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Pure Liquid Yeast Cultures™. 
Cheers and many happy ferments,
From all of us at Wyeast Laboratories