Yeast Strains and Their Sources
I've been keeping this file around for a while now, tracking sources for many of the commercial yeast strains. For me, it's easier to describe a yeast profile in terms of house character than trying to describe all the nuances of that character. If I'm brewing, I'll want to target my beer to be like a Rochefort, or like a Duvel, etc, but probably NOT like a Chimay. ;-) This chart helps me do that. I hope it helps you too. BTW, I never did care a whole lot for any of the homebrews made with the the 1214 or WLP500 Chimay yeast. I can even tell which commercial beers use them. Not my faves. Luckily there are lots of great yeasts to choose from now.
Ale Yeast -- Saccharomyces cerevisiae
1010 American Wheat Zum Uerige by way of Widmer
1056 American Ale Sierra Nevada
[and possibly the
1272 American Ale II Speculation is Red Tail,
United Kingdom and Ireland
1028 London Ale Bass Worthington Whiteshield.
1084 Irish Ale Guinness.
1098 British Ale Whitbread.
1187 Ringwood Ale Yeast Ringwood.
1275 Thames Valley Ale Henley on Thames
(Henley Brakspear Bitter).
1318 London Ale III Young's.
1338 European Ale Wissenschaftliche
1728 Scottish Ale Yeast McEwan's Export.
1968 English London E.S.B. Fuller's
(formerly London Ale II)
1742 Swedish Porter Yeast Possibly used by the
2565 Kölsch Yeast Brewery in Köln.
1214 Abbey Ale Chimay.
1388 Belgian Strong Ale Duvel (Moortgart).
1762 Abbey Ale II Rochefort.
3068 Weihenstephen Wheat Weihenstephan 68.
3463 Forbidden Fruit Hoegaarden ?
3522 Belgian Ardennes La Chouffe
3787 Trappist High Gravity Westmalle.
3864 Canadian/Belgian Style Unibroue
3942 Belgian Wheat Beer "A small brewery in
3944 Belgian Witbier Hoegaarden/Celis White
2007 St. Louis Pilsen Lager Anheuser-Busch.
2035 American Lager August Schell.
2112 California Lager Anchor Steam.
2272 North American Lager Christian Schmidt
2042 Danish Lager Carlsberg?
2124 Bohemian Lager Czechoslovakia.
Possibly also EKU.
2206 Bavarian Lager Weihenstephan 206.
2278 Czech Pils Pilsner Urquell-D.
2308 Munich Lager Wissenschaftliche
ID Name Source
WLP001 California Ale Sierra Nevada
WLP002 English Ale Fuller's (?)
WLP004 Irish Stout Guinness
WLP005 British Ale Ringwood(?)
WLP008 East Coast Ale Sam Adam's (?)
WLP017 Whitebread Ale* Whitbread
WLP023 Burton Ale Bass
WLP028 Edinburgh Ale McEwan's
WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Weihenstephan
(66 or 68?)
WLP320 American Hefeweizen Ale Zum Uerige
WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Hoegaarden/Celis
WLP500 Trappist Ale Chimay
WLP510 Bastogne Belgian Ale Orval
others are used)
WLP530 Abbey Ale Westmalle/Westvletern
WLP565 Belgian Saison I Yeast Dupont
WLP800 Pilsner Lager Pilsner Urquell
WLP802 Czech Budejovice Lager Budvar Budweiser
WLP810 San Francisco Lager Anchor Steam
WLP820 Octoberfest/Marzen Lager Weihenstephan 206 (?)
WLP830 German Lager Weihenstephan 34/70
WLP850 Copenhagen Lager Carlsberg
WLP885 Zurich Lager Samichlaus