Our top-selling yeast! White Labs California Ale yeast is known for its ability to be used in almost any style Ale. It produces a clean, dry, balanced beer. It also accentuates the flavor of the malt and hops in your homebrew. This strain was the first yeast strain produced by White Labs in 1995. When used in hoppy beers, it accentuates hop flavors and aromas and attenuates well, even for high-gravity beers. This strain can be used in almost any style of ale ranging from IPA to porter and even Kölsch, making it a great all-around house strain. WLP001 is a genetically different strain than other descendants of this classic yeast and many brewers prefer WLP001 over similar variations from other companies.
WLP001 is famous for its clean flavors and hardy fermentations and is known for its use in hoppy beers. It accentuates hop flavors and aromas and attenuates well, even for high-gravity beers. A higher-than-average attenuation leads to drier beers as well as medium flocculation to leave a clean and crisp beer. With a healthy pitch and yeast, WLP001 is also quick at reabsorbing diacetyl.
|73% - 85%
|64° - 73° F
|Medium (5 -10%)
|American IPA, American Wheat Beer, Barleywine, Blonde Ale, Brown Ale, California Common, Cider, Double IPA, Dry Mead, Imperial Stout, Old Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Red Ale, Stout, Sweet Mead
Top Benefits of White Labs Dry Yeast
- Performance You Can Rely On. High live cell count and highly shelf-stable result in consistent fermentation performance with every batch.
- Convenience of Brew Planning. Extensive shelf life allows you to keep some sachets on hand for your next brew day or in case you ever run into a fermentation issue. Ensure you have viable yeast ready to go even if you have to reschedule your brew day or encounter unforeseen issues like stuck or slow fermentations. Easy-to-Use. No rehydration or wort aeration is necessary due to the high sterol content and simple measurements of pitch rate by weight for hassle-free fermentations.
- Gluten-Free. Propagated using beet molasses and is 100% gluten-free.
- Available Anywhere You Brew. White Labs Yeast will now be available for global brewers who had challenges importing liquid yeast, with straightforward and more affordable delivery in dry format.