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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

United States

1010 American Wheat Zum Uerige by way of Widmer

1056 American Ale Sierra Nevada

(Seibel BRY-96)

[and possibly the

old Ballantine]

1272 American Ale II Speculation is Red Tail,

Mendocino Brewing.

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

Station 338.

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

Pripps Brewery,

Carnegie Porter.

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 ?

Fruit Defendu

Grand Cru

3522 Belgian Ardennes La Chouffe

3787 Trappist High Gravity Westmalle.

3864 Canadian/Belgian Style Unibroue

3942 Belgian Wheat Beer "A small brewery in

Essens, Belgium."

De Dolle?

3944 Belgian Witbier Hoegaarden/Celis White


United States

2007 St. Louis Pilsen Lager Anheuser-Busch.

2035 American Lager August Schell.

2112 California Lager Anchor Steam.

2272 North American Lager Christian Schmidt

(old Philadelphia



2042 Danish Lager Carlsberg?

2124 Bohemian Lager Czechoslovakia.

Weihenstephan 34/70.

Possibly also EKU.

2206 Bavarian Lager Weihenstephan 206.

2278 Czech Pils Pilsner Urquell-D.

2308 Munich Lager Wissenschaftliche

Station 308.


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

(through Widmer)

WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Hoegaarden/Celis

WLP500 Trappist Ale Chimay

WLP510 Bastogne Belgian Ale Orval

(primary strain--

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

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