Hearth reflects the warmth and connectedness felt at home as we enter a new, different sensation as the holidays approach. Hearth also creates the image of warmth after being outdoors, a place to cozy up and have a beer.

In this quarter’s Private Collection (appropriately titled Hearth) each strain delivers a sophisticated, nuanced idea of winter and holiday beers without the pumpkin spice. Comprised of dry, crisp, malty flavor profiles, with fruity undertones, this collection lends itself nicely to pale lagers and dark specialty Belgian ales—perfect for the transition from autumn to winter. With a wide range of temperature tolerance, different winter brewing styles, preferences, and brewer controls are accommodated.

The 2000-PC Budvar Lager has a nice malty nose with subtle fruit tones and a rich malt profile on the palate. It finishes malty but dry, well balanced, and crisp.  Hop character comes through in the finish.

Beer Styles: Czech Premium Pale Lager, American Lager & Light Lager, Pre-Prohibition Lager, German Helles Exportbier
Apparent ABV Tolerance: 9%
Flocculation: Medium-High
Apparent Attenuation: 71-75%
Temperature Range: 48-56 °F (9-13 °C)

Species: S. pastorianus

1581-PC Belgian Stout is a very versatile ale strain from Belgium. Excellent for Belgian stouts and Belgian specialty ales. Ferments to dryness and produces moderate levels of esters without significant phenolic or spicy characteristics.

Beer Styles: Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Dubbel & Tripel, Belgian Dark & Golden Strong Ales, Belgian Blond Ale, Saison
Apparent ABV Tolerance: 12%
Flocculation: Medium
Apparent Attenuation: 70-85%
Temperature Range: 65-75 °F (18-24 °C)

Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Our Canadian/Belgian Ale is an alcohol tolerant strain that produces complex and well-balanced Belgian Abbey style ales. Banana and fruit esters are complemented nicely with mild levels of phenolics and hints of acidity. Ester levels may be elevated by increasing gravity and fermentation temperatures.

Beer Styles: Belgian Dubbel & Tripel, Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Bière de Garde, Witbier
Apparent ABV Tolerance: 12%
Flocculation: Medium
Apparent Attenuation: 75-79%
Temperature Range: 65-80 °F (18-27 °C)
Species: S. cer. var. diastaticus

Find out more about which styles pair best with these strains at

Retailers, are you still interested in the previous Private Collection release? Every quarter you can inquire with customer service on the remaining inventory.  We also provide Point of Sale material to market our products, at no cost to you. Currently we have Private Collection postcards and Wyeast Culture Collection Beer and Wine rack cards. We also offer a variety of Wyeast t-shirts, hoodies, and hats available for purchase.


The Wyeast team

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