Secret yeast boost for the Republic!

By: JimOldfield

November 15th, 2012

Recent start-up Sunny Republic is claiming an international coup, as the first UK brewery to import a special Belgian Trappiste yeast – kept secret for centuries by monks! The Dorset brewers have used the Rochefort Abbey strain – used by monks to brew the world-famous “Dubbels” and “Trippels” – to brew their own Winter-warmer, “St Read the full post…

Lightning strikes eight times as ‘UK ale’ is voted best beer in California!

By: JimOldfield

July 5th, 2012

A Californian brewery has created the best craft beer in the entire state… after brewing it with a mix of ingredients sourced from the UK! San Diego’s Lightning Brewery topped 476 entries from 60 breweries across the state, to take Best of Show at the California State Fair Commercial Brewing Competition, with its Old Tempestuous Read the full post…

Box Steam box clever with new American yeast

By: JimOldfield

May 20th, 2012

Wiltshire’s Box Steam Brewery is to become the first UK brewer to trial a new US yeast, to produce an American pale ale. BRY-97 American West Coast Yeast is being supplied by Lallemand Brewing, for use in Box Steam’s American IPA, Derail Ale this summer. Box Steam master brewer Philip Downes, said: ““The predominant flavours Read the full post…

Global yeast market swelled by real ale boom

By: JimOldfield

May 14th, 2012

Just like the product itself when added to a good brew, the global yeast market is blooming at an astonishing rate. World yeast producing regions (2010) by percentage It has grown exponentially over the past few years – fuelled by the boom in micro-brewing – and in 2010 the global yeast market was worth an Read the full post…

Yeast discoveries

By: JimOldfield

December 4th, 2011

The EU has invested 3.4m Euros in a new programme to develop new brewing yeasts – that will bring better light beers. The EU study hopes to identify more than 10,000 new strains of yeast, in a bid to produce low-calorie light ales with as much flavour as the more satisfying (and fattening) heavier ales.