This yeast is a workhorse! A wide variety of Belgian beer styles are no problem for this yeast strain! Saisons, pales, blondes, golden strongs, dark strongs, singles, dubbles, trippels, quads, Belgian stouts...all of these can be produced with Workhorse. It is clean for a Belgian strain and has a high alcohol tolerance that makes it great for big Belgian beers. Very flocculant as far as Belgian ale strains go, Workhorse is a winner!
Making a traditional-style German ale? Give Kaiser a try! Kaiser is a clean German ale strain of yeast that will ferment clean, allowing the delicate nuances of the malt character to shine through! Kaiser can be used to make beers with wonderful malt flavor and aroma that mimic traditional German ales.It is a low flocculating yeast that can ferment very vigorously! Expect long clearing times that leave a beer that is clean and crisp, with very low levels of diacetyl. It works well at slightly lower temperatures, and can be used to make wonderful Altbier, Kolsch, and Berliner Weiss.
The most popular lager strain in the world, and for good reason! Global is a great strain all-around, and can be used on almost any lager style. It is clean, with a very low ester profile. Beers fermented with Global shine and stand out! It is good on anything from light German pilsners to rich bock and doppelbock styles. It has lower flocculation chracteristics than other lager strains, which means an extended conditioning phase will help it to clear. However, it also means that yeast will stay in solution slightly longer and help to fully attenuate the beer. Try this one on almost any lager your mind can come up with!
Joystick has purported origins from a famous Oregon brewery that has made great use of it...and for good reason! This yeast is highly flocculant, ferments quickly, attenuates well, is very alcohol-tolerant, produces little to no diacetyl, and produces only a mild fruitiness. It can make beers that have a crisp, dry finish with a slight mineral character. It is a great strain to use in the production of just about any style of ale, including IPAs, pale ales, blond ales, ambers, browns, stouts, porters, Scottish and Irish ales...the list goes on! Use the Joystick strain, where any recipe calls for pacman yeast!
Triple Double is a great Belgian yeast strain for use in making high gravity Belgian ales of all kinds! Specifically designed for dubbels, trippels and quads, this is actually a very nice strain to use on almost any Belgian beer. Relatively clean for a Belgian strain of yeast, it produces moderate esters with very little phenolics. It is a medium flocculating yeast, and though it may ferment slow at times, tends to clear well if given enough time to drop out of solution.
This yeast strain from Imperial Organic Yeast is called Gateway, and for good reason! Not only may it serve as your Gateway to brewing a wide array of lager beers, but is also so named because of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, where the assumed origin brewery of this yeast is located (hint hint!). A yeast with strong fermentation characteristics, it is a moderately-flocculating yeast that creates crisp, clean beers every time! While the first beer style that comes to mind with this strain is Pilsner, its cleanliness makes it a great choice for lagers of all kinds.