New Products and
Second Quarter 2001
The following article contains information about specials for homebrew
shops and professional brewers.
For Homebrew shops
The following Platinum Series strains are available during
the Second Quarter 2001:
- WLP013 London Ale Yeast (available March/April 2001). Dry,
malty ale yeast. Provides a complex, oakey ester character to your
beer. Hop bitterness comes through well. This yeast is well suited
for classic British pale ales, bitters, and stouts. Does not
flocculate as much as WLP002 and WLP005. Attenuation: 67-75%
Flocculation: Medium. Ideal Fermentation Temperature Range: 66-71°F
- WLP940 Mexican Lager Yeast (Available March/April 2001). From
Mexico City, this yeast produces clean lager beer, with a crisp
finish. Good for Mexican style light lagers, as well as dark lagers.
Attenuation: 70-78% Flocculation: Medium.
- WLP003 German Ale Yeast II (available May/June 2001). Good for
Kölsch, Alt, and German style Pale Ales. Strong sulfur component
will reduce with aging. Clean, but with more ester production than
WLP029. Attenuation: 73-80% Flocculation: Medium. Optimum
Fermentation Temperature: 65-70°F.
- WLP026 Premium Bitter Ale Yeast (Available May/June 2001).
From Staffordshire, England. Fermentation gives a mild, but complex,
estery character. Ferments strong and dry. Good for high gravity
beers. Best for all English style ales, including bitters, milds,
ESBs, porters, stouts, and barley wines. Attenuation: 70-75%
Flocculation: Medium. Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 67-70°F.
(What is the Platinum Series? Every other month White Labs introduces
two new strains for the homebrewing market. These strains provide retailers
and homebrewers with something new and interesting to play with. Homebrew shop owner can participate in the
program at virtually no risk. If they stock all 35 vials, including the
two Platinum Series strains, they can return expired vials to White
Labs, which will send out fresh vials, with some restrictions. To learn
more about the program, write or
call White Labs at 1-888-5-Yeast).
For professional brewers
-- "Brew for Memorial Day" (Available April 1 to May 28).
Order our Patriotic WLP008 East Coast Ale or WLP840 American Lager and
receive 15% off 15 Bbl or more, 10% off 10Bbl and 7% off a 7Bbl.
-- "Brew for Independence Day" (Available May 1 to July 4).
Order our Patriotic WLP001 California Ale or our California Ale IV
WLP051 and receive 15% off 15 Bbl or more, 10% off 10Bbl and 7% off a
For information on any of the above specials call 1-888-5-Yeast-5 for more information. Or write