A Place for Explorers
From Lewis and Clark to modern adventurers, curious minds have long been drawn to Hood River. Those exploring the possibilities offered by hops, malts, grapes and apples have inspired our love for variety and experimentation. This has led us to create an extensive collection of yeast strains and fermentation products over the last 30 years. In that time, we've helped feed the brains and nurture the success of some of the world's most inventive craft beverage makers.
The Legend of Wyeast
The name Wyeast means a lot to our region, because it’s the Native American name for Mt. Hood. According to legend, there was an epic battle between two brothers, Wyeast and Klickitat, over the beautiful Loowit. The struggle was so fierce that the Great Spirit transformed them all into mountains. Klickitat became Mt. Adams, Loowit became Mount St. Helens, and Wyeast became Mt. Hood.
We don’t have customers, we have partners
To us, each client is our partner and our neighbor. It doesn't matter if you're in Portland, Pensacola, or Perth; we love to build relationships with everyone with whom we do business. If you're having a problem, we'll help you work through it. If you have a dream, we'll help you create it. As a key figure in the craft beverage revolution, we've spent 30 years helping to change the landscape of the industry for the better, and we look forward the next 30.
Quality is everything
We believe that your passion deserves to be rewarded. Every time you invest your time and resources, you expect uncompromised results. That's why we put so much energy and dedication into creating the finest fermentation products available. We go to great lengths to ensure that our yeast strains are thriving when they hit your wort, and that they reliably deliver the flavor and character you desire.