WHAT IS THIOLIZED YEAST?

Omega's Thiolized® process enhances a yeast’s ability to biotransform compounds found in malt and hops to unleash thiols — flavor- and aroma-active compounds reminiscent of grapefruit, passion fruit, and guava. Many brewers who include dry hopping in their processes are already familiar with the concept of biotransformation, or the development of new aromas and flavors due to yeast interacting with hop compounds.

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Omega Yeast OYL-402 Cosmic Punch™ Ale

$ 10.99 (Sold Out)

A Thiolized™ version of our popular hazy strain, British Ale V (OYL-011), Cosmic Punch™ Ale generates thiols through biotransformation, releasing tropical aromas experienced in southern hemisphere hops and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This punchy strain unleashes vibrant grapefruit, passion fruit and guava notes. Expect the same performance and haze you get from British V, but with additional thiol aromas. Experiment with...

Omega Yeast OYL-404 Star Party™ Ale

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A Thiolized™ version of the beloved Chico strain (West Coast Ale I), Star Party™ is a thiol burst with aromas of passion fruit, dank pink guava, and citrus zest. Expect the same clean fermentation profile and clarity as its parental strain, Chico, but with a big burst of thiols that’s perfect for redefining classic styles, juicing up a West Coast...

Omega Yeast OYL-405 Helio Gazer™

$ 10.99

With enhanced Thiolized® capabilities, Helio Gazer™ boosts thiol biotransformation to free thiols 200x above sensory threshold, creating a supernova of tropical, passion fruit flavors and aromas. Even in the juiciest of IPAs, expect robust guava and New Zealand sauvignon blanc-like aromas along with the beloved sturdy haziness of its parent strain, British Ale V. Pair with mash hopping, grape-derived products...

Omega Yeast OYL-403 Lunar Crush®

$ 10.99

Put a spin on lager brewing with Lunar Crush®, our distinctively tropical Thiolized® lager strain. Lunar Crush biotransforms thiol precursors from malt, hops, and grape-derived products for a new wave of passion fruit, guava, and New Zealand Sauvignon blanc fruitiness. This isn’t your typical lager yeast—Lunar Crush is the perfect companion for complex, hop-forward styles or even creating something entirely...