Escarpment Labs

Escarpment Labs was started in 2013 by three fine fellows in Ontario. Richard Preiss started isolating the yeast strains he used in his homebrewing. This piqued the interest of his labmate Angus Ross - also a homebrewer and beer geek. Soon enough, they were both isolating yeasts from bottles of beer as well as the Ontario wilderness, resulting in a large and diverse strain collection. We now have an expansive collection of both innovative and in-demand yeasts - some available now, with many more in the development pipeline. Nate Ferguson, an instructor at the Niagara College Brewmaster Program, has since joined the team, his technical expertise in all things beer and yeast helping us to produce high-quality cultures on an industrial scale.

Escarpment Labs Cider blend Yeast

Cider fanatics rejoice! Since you asked for it, 2021's Cider Blend has been propagated in gluten-free growth media (sorghum base). This year's blend features two of our favourite beer yeasts that work...

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Escarpment Labs Foggy London Ale Yeast

Displays a balanced fruity flavour profile, and accentuates malt and hop flavours. It is especially suited for the production of fruity, hop-forward New England-style IPAs.ATTENUATION:...

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Escarpment Labs Voss Kveik Yeast

This yeast can ferment at up to 42ºC, with clean flavours and a prominent citrus aroma.ATTENUATION: 70–75%TEMPERATURE: 25–42ºC (77–108°F)DIASTATIC: NoFERMENTATION RATE: HighSUITABLE BEER...

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Escarpment Labs Lærdal Kveik Yeast

This single-strain isolate from the Lærdal Kveik (sourced from Dagfinn Wendelbo) ferments fast (like most kveik), flocculates well, and adds pineapple and orchard fruit aroma to beer. Ferments...

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Escarpment Labs KRISPY Kveik Yeast

KRISPY is a special blend of kveik yeasts selected by our lab wizards for optimal crispiness and crushability in beer. It can be used to make clean, lager-like beers in a fraction of the time since...

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Escarpment Labs JÖTUNN Kveik Yeast

We bred a Saison strain and a Norwegian Kveik to produce this all-consuming giant of a yeast. A rare combination of diastatic and flocculent, making it a Saison yeast that is easy to crop and repitch....

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Escarpment Labs KRUSHER Kveik Yeast

Kort/utgånget datum = Halva priset. Kylförvarade. Short Best-before-date = Half Price. Stored Cool.You asked, we listened. Clean kveik with a dryer finish. KRUSHER is a single strain isolate from...

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Escarpment Labs Hornindal Kveik Yeast

This blend is highly flocculant and displays mixed fruity character. It can also be used to produce haze in hoppy beers.ATTENUATION: 70–80%TEMPERATURE: 15–35ºC (59–95ºF)DIASTATIC:...

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Escarpment Labs Årset Kveik Yeast

The overall flavour profile is similar to the Hornindal Kveik Blend, but this blend exhibits a broad temperature range (we have heard of sub-15ºC) and tolerates acidic wort quite well.ATTENUATION:...

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Escarpment Labs Espe Kveik Yeast

Hailing from the raw ale epicentre in Grodås, Espe presents bright tropical fruit and warming cognac/rum character. Expect similar fermentation performance to other yeasts from the area like...

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Escarpment Labs Ebbegarden Kveik Yeast

This blend displays prominent tropical guava and mango esters, lending well to modern aromatic styles like NEIPA. Note that this blend does accentuate hop bitterness and so less (or no) bittering hops...

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Escarpment Labs Kölsch Yeast

This balanced and clean ale yeast is of course great for Altbier and Kölsch production, but also for a wide range of beers anywhere a clean fermentation is desired.ATTENUATION: 72–78%TEMPERATURE:...

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Escarpment Labs Classic Witbier Yeast

A genre-defining Witbier strain, famous for balanced phenol and ester character with slight tartness that emphasizes wheat flavour. Rapid fermentation!ATTENUATION: 72–78%TEMPERATURE: 19–24ºC...

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Escarpment Labs Premium Pils Yeast

Premium Pils is a Czech-derived lager strain with high fermentation rate and clean flavours. While its use is not limited to Czech style beers, we do think that it shines in these styles.ATTENUATION:...

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Escarpment Labs English Ale I Yeast

A classic English ale yeast which ferments and flocculates quickly, leaving some residual sugars. However, it is highly responsive to wort fermentability and can attenuate well with very fermentable...

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Escarpment Labs Irish Ale Yeast

Irish ale yeast from a classic brewery, producing slight fruitiness and caramel notes. Great for Irish stouts, porters, red ales, and pale ales.ATTENUATION: 70–75%TEMPERATURE: 18–22°C...

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Escarpment Labs Hydra Yeast

Try a new beast for your hazy IPAs. Hydra is a new genetic hybrid of two of our favourite strains (Cerberus x Vermont). Hydra offers you lower attenuation (65-72%) for more JUICE coupled with strong...

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Escarpment Labs Lactic Magic Yeast

Make tart beers without having to kettle sour. Lactic Magic is a wild strain of Lachancea thermotolerans sour yeast that we captured in a Guelph backyard. Lactic Magic produces lactic acid from...

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Escarpment Labs Lactobacillus Blend 2.0

A blend of our main L. plantarum strain and a strain of L. rhamnosus, which enhances fruit flavours in the finished beer with tasters noting red fruit and guava aromas. It is intended for kettle/quick...

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Escarpment Labs Yeast Lightning Yeast Nutrition

Stress less about yeast health. Escarpment Labs yeast nutrient blend, tailored for the unique needs of beer yeasts. Each 28g pouch offers enough nutrients for up to 28 batches of...

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Escarpment Labs French Saison Yeast

This is an extremely versatile Saison strain that can be used in the production of a broad array of beer styles. It performs best when fermented warm, however can tolerate lower temperatures. At lower...

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Escarpment Labs Isar lager Yeast

It'll bring you back to Munich in no time. Clean, reliable lager yeast with good flocculation and low diacetyl. Isar Lager is a great multi-purpose lager yeast. Prost!ATTENUATION: 72–82%TEMPERATURE:...

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Escarpment Labs St Remy Abbey Ale Yeast

A Belgian abbey strain which produces mixed fruity esters, while also highlighting malt aroma. A rare non-phenolic Belgian ale strain. Recommended for Dubbel and Quad styles.ATTENUATION:...

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Escarpment Labs Sterling Ale Yeast

Hailing from Scotland, this yeast ferments at a wide temperature range and produces very clean flavours. You're probably asking yourself, "but I'm not making a Scottish Ale". We know. What you need...

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Escarpment Labs Old World Saison Yeast

A winner for making Saisons and other farmhouse ales.Balanced fruit and peppery spice with an ultra-dry finish. Fast attenuation down to very low final gravity.ATTENUATION: 85%+TEMPERATURE: 22–27°C...

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Escarpment Labs West Abbey Ale Jäst

This strain produces balanced intensity of fruity esters and phenolics, and can be used for high gravity ferments. West Abbey Ale is our strain of choice for big, bold Quads and any other darker...

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Escarpment Labs Biergarten Lager Yeast

Just imagine a shady biergarten, giant mug of beer and freshly baked pretzel in hand.This strain offers low diacetyl production and a crisp flavour profile that is suited to German Pilsner, Helles,...

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Escarpment Labs Sourdough Starter Culture

This is a liquid sourdough culture containing active yeast and bacteria. It has been tested by our team of microbiologists to ensure the best and easiest sourdough bread baking experience!To create...

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Escarpment Labs Belgian Sour Blend

A blend of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus isolated from Belgian sour beers.Has been used by brewers to produce award-winning wild ales. Used as a secondary pitch to make the funky beers...

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Escarpment Labs Ardennes Ale Yeast

The Belgian strain of choice for many brewers because of how adaptable and easy it is to use.Ardennes can be used in nearly every Belgian style. There is no need to worry about the fickle nature of...

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Escarpment Labs Vermont Ale Jäst

A great strain for hop biotransformation, with stone fruit and citrus character. We think that Vermont pairs really well with hops like Simcoe and Citra, helping to release stone fruit and citrus...

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Escarpment Labs The Kveik Ring: Stranda Kveik

Stranda (Stein Langlo's kveik) is very flocculent, with clean aromatics. Stranda accentuates both malt and hop flavours and can sub in for most English and American strains. Stranda is unique in...

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Escarpment Labs Überweizen Yeast

Balances citrus with traditional banana and clove notes. A great option for your Hefeweizen and other German style wheat beers. Banana ester production can be increased by underpitching and producing...

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Escarpment Labs SCOBY (Kombucha Starter)

You can make delicious kombucha at home, but first you need a great kombucha SCOBY. We have you covered. Our SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) is grown in the perfect scientific...

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Escarpment Labs MOTHERSHIP Brett Blend

An out-of-this-world blend of our favourite Brett yeast strains! You can use Mothership in any sour/wild beer style to make a galaxy of funky and fruity flavours.ATTENUATION: 80%+TEMPERATURE:...

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Escarpment Labs Lactobacillus Secondary Souring Blend

This blend of two hop resistant Lactobacillus strains is intended for use in long-term souring.Produces complex acidity. We recommend 15 IBU or less in the first generation.TEMPERATURE: 20–25°C...

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Escarpment Labs Brett M

A house favourite Brettanomyces bruxellensis strain, which develops funky and fruity flavours quickly. Great in mixed fermentation saisons and funky Belgian styles.ATTENUATION: 80%+TEMPERATURE:...

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Escarpment Labs Brett D

Do you like pina coladas? Prominent pineapple esters alongside a good dose of funk. Suited to primary or secondary fermentation.ATTENUATION: 80%+TEMPERATURE: 20–25°C (68–77°F)FERMENTATION...

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Escarpment Labs Brett C

A strain of Brettanomyces clausenii, now understood to be among the Brettanomyces anomalus species. Minimal funk, tends to exhibit fruity pineapple or mango notes. Pairs well with fruit and/or hops....

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Escarpment Labs Berliner Brett I

A Brettanomyces anomalus strain from a ~40 year old bottle of old-school Berliner Weisse.More subtle than other Bretts - citrus and white wine. Available in secondary pitch rates only. ATTENUATION:...

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Escarpment Labs Brut Ale Yeast

A unique non-phenolic diastatic strain. Works great in super dry beers such as Brut IPA, or as a base strain for traditional Berliner Weisse.ATTENUATION: 80%+TEMPERATURE: 14–22°C...

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Escarpment Labs Cerberus Yeast

One of the best yeasts at hop biotransformations for tropical flavours with mango aromatics. Cerberus is weakly diastatic (STA1+) and non-phenolic. Brewers looking for a non diastatic variant should...

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Escarpment Labs English II Yeast

Reliable and classic English ale strain for all clean styles. Works great as a house yeast for English and American styles. English Ale II is a very versatile yeast that can be used in many...

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Escarpment Labs Cali Ale Yeast

The classic, clean, American ale yeast (also known as Chico). Anyone can make a clean and flavourful beer with this hard working yeast. Cali accentuates your hop character, and can be used in an...

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Escarpment Labs American ale Yeast

Excellent option for a house yeast, suited to nearly any clean beer style. American Ale accentuates hop character and can be used in a dizzying range of clean ales.ATTENUATION: 72–76%TEMPERATURE:...

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Escarpment Labs Lactobacillus PARACASEI

Kveik yeasts have stolen the spotlight, but we think the bacteria in the original cultures are really cool too. This is our first pure bacteria Kveik Ring release. This is Lactobacillus paracasei...

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Escarpment Labs Lactobacillus Brevis

A single strain of L. brevis that performs well in kettle souring/sour worting where fast and clean lactic acidity is desired.TEMPERATURE: 30–40ºC (86–104ºF)FERMENTATION RATE: Medium...

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Escarpment Labs Lactobacillus Plantarum

A single strain of L. Plantarum that performs well in kettle souring/sour worting where fast and clean lactic acidity is desired.

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Escarpment Labs Pediococcus Blend

This blend of 2 hop-resistant Pediococcus strains (P. damnosus and P. pentosaceus) is intended for use in long-term souring. Neither strain has been observed to produce exopolysaccharides (EPS). We...

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Escarpment Labs Berliner Brett II

Brettanomyces bruxellensis from an old bottle of Berliner Weisse. Intensity is in between Berliner Brett I and "normal" Brett. Available in secondary pitch rates only. ATTENUATION: Low...

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Escarpment Labs Brussels Brett

This Brettanomyces bruxellensis strain isolated from lambic displays a balanced selection of fruity characteristics, with tasters noting plum, red berry, citrus, and red apple, alongside subtle...

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Escarpment Labs Berliner Brett blend

A blend of Berliner Brett 1 (Brettanomyces anomalus) and Berliner Brett 2 (Brettanomyces bruxellensis) for balanced, subtle Brett character in traditional Berliner Weisse and beyond. Flavour profile...

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Escarpment Labs Brett B

The classic Brettanomyces bruxellensis strain isolated from a classic abbey beer.Can be used to add depth of character to a wide range of beers. ATTENUATION: 80%+TEMPERATURE: 22–27ºC...

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Escarpment Labs Brett L

Also known as ‘Brett lambicus’, this strain gives you ample funk and cherry pie aromas. Very complimentary to darker malt beers or red wine barrel aging. Available in primary and secondary pitch...

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Escarpment Labs Brett Q

Unique strawberry and pear flavour balance. One of our most intense Bretts.SUITABLE BEER TYPES: American Wild Ale, European Sour Ale, LambicFLAVOUR PROFILE: Strawberries, Earth, Funk

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Escarpment Labs Copenhagen Lager

One of the most widely-used lager strains in the world, and a great choice for accentuating hops and/or more mineral-rich water profiles.ATTENUATION: 71–77%TEMPERATURE: 8–13ºC...

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Escarpment Labs Anchorman Ale

Another Cali classic. Anchorman is quite similar to Cali Ale but with slightly higher attenuation. Suitable for production of clean West Coast style beers as well as high gravity stouts (including...

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Escarpment Labs Fruity Witbier

A unique Witbier strain with berry esters. Slightly fruitier than Classic Wit. Medium-low flocculation helps ensure classic Witbier haze. In addition to Witbiers it can also be used in other Belgian...

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Escarpment Labs Saison Maison

Non-diastatic saison yeast, for brewers who don't want to worry about diastaticus. This yeast has a fruity Saison flavour profile without the STA1enzyme. Amyloglucosidase enzyme is recommended to...

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Escarpment Labs Marina Russian Farmhouse

Marina Russian FarmhouseWhile not technically Kveik, this S. cerevisiae strain from deep in Chuvashia in Russia is quite unique, and we thought it was worth sharing in the Kveik Ring...

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Escarpment Labs Farmstand Saison

Farmstand Saison is a Belgian S. cerevisiae saison strain with high production of esters and high biotransformation capacity. It is weakly diastatic (STA1+ positive but UAS promoter negative). A great...

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Escarpment Labs Yeast Lightning 500g (4g/hL)

Stress less about yeast health. Escarpment labs yeast nutrient blend is tailored to the unique needs of beer yeasts. Each 500g bag offers enough nutrients for up to about 500 batches of...

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