Our Q2 Legacy Curation features two strains that have been revolutionizing the craft beer scene for decades – 1056 American Ale® and 1318 London Ale III. These strains represent the kings of craft beer, offering the best of both worlds of the IPA. Not only have the strains 1056 American Ale® and 1318 London Ale III shaped the foundation of Wyeast, but they have built the foundation of the American IPA and New England IPA. Wyeast’s quarterly Legacy Curation continues to spotlight strains that legacies are built upon and are available for your next brew day or brewhouse favorite.
Classic Culture Collection: Featured Strains
The most widely known strain that revolutionized craft brewing. 1056 produces a very clean, crisp flavor with low fruitiness and mild ester production, and is extremely versatile for styles that desire dominant malt and hop character. Mild citrus notes develop with cooler fermentations.
Beer Styles: American IPA, Double IPA, Irish Ale Red
Featured Styles: American IPA
A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through.
“London 3” is synonymous with the production of New England IPAs around the world today, and balances well with tropical fruit qualities from late and dry hop additions. Originating from a traditional London brewery, this yeast has a wonderful malt and hop profile, with a fruity, very light, and softly balanced palate and slightly sweet finish.
Beer Styles: New England IPA, Hazy IPA, Dark Mild
Featured Style: New England IPA
Emphasizing hop aroma and flavor without bracing bitterness, the New England IPA leans heavily on late and dry hopping techniques to deliver a bursting juicy, tropical hop experience. The skillful balance of technique and ingredient selection, often including the addition of wheat or oats, lends an alluring haze to this popular take on the American IPA.
Private Culture Collection: Limited Release
Our Private Collection features popular professional choices for brewing IPAs. Whether you’re a fan of classic West Coast IPAs with their piney and resinous hop notes, or more modern interpretations with fruity and citrusy hop flavors, 1217-PC is a great choice. 2575-PC Kölsch II is one of our most popular seasonal strains that is well suited to compliment the IPA strain suit and spring season.
Ideally suited to West Coast-style IPAs, especially pale, IPA, red, and specialty styles. Flavor is balanced neutral with mild ester formation at warmer temperatures, allowing hops, character malts, and flavorings to show through.
Beer Styles: Double IPA, American IPA, Red IPA
Featured Style: Double IPA
An intensely hoppy, fairly strong pale ale without the big, rich, complex maltiness and residual sweetness and body of an American barleywine. Strongly hopped, but clean, dry, and lacking harshness. Drinkability is an important characteristic; this should not be a heavy, sipping beer.
This authentic Kölsch strain from one of Germany’s leading brewing schools has a rich flavor profile which accentuates a soft malt finish. It has low or no detectable diacetyl production and will also ferment well at colder temperatures for fast lager type beers.
Beer Styles: German IPA, Festbier, Altbier, Kӧlsch
Featured Style: German IPA
German IPA has a unique hoppy flavor. It is typically made with German hops and malts, giving it a unique flavor that is not found in other beers. It is often quite strong, with an alcohol content of up to 6.5 percent. It’s a great beer for those who are looking for a bit of a twist on a classic beer style. German IPA beer is known for its intense hop flavor and aroma and can be an excellent addition to any beer selection.
These Private Collection Strains are available April through June 2023 at Wyeast retailer locations. Find Here