Homebrew Yeast Strains Chart
With the plethora of yeast strains available from different companies, it can be hard to keep all of the products straight. Choosing the proper yeast strain is essential to the quality of your finished beer. Here's an overview of the most common strains currently available to homebrewers from North America's leading suppliers, who provided all of the information for this chart. Just select a beer style from the menu below to view a chart with appropriate yeast strains to consider for your recipe.
Key: Type=Type of yeast, S=Slant, D=Dry, L=Liquid, Floc=Flocculation, Atten=Attenuation, Temp=Ideal Fermentation Temperature
Well balanced. Ferments dry, finishes soft.
Clean ale strain
Slightly nutty, soft, clean and tart finish.
Blend celebrates the strengths of California ale strains.
Very clean ale flavor.
Universal top-fermenting beer yeast.
Produces a fruity, full-bodied beer.
Clean flavors accentuate hops; very versatile.
Valued for its refermentation ability.
Clean, round flavor profile.
Can be used for almost any beer style. Accentuates malt, caramel, or fruit character.
Very clean and low esters.
Available Sept-Oct. Medium to low fusel fruit and alcohol production.
Clean with mild flavor for a wide range of styles.
Southern California ale yeast that ferments higher gravity worts up to 10% ABV.
Clean balanced ale yeast for 100% malt recipies.
Clean well balanced ale yeast.
Clean, fast fermentation used in high-gravity beers.
A unique ale yeast with an abundance of citrusy esters accentuating American style hops.
Malty, mildly fruity, good depth and complexity.
Good for all styles of American and English ales
Identified as S. cerevisae, hence it is not a true lager strain, but should ferment at lager temperatures.
Neutral and versatile. Available May-June
A popular ale yeast from the Pacific Northwest.
A malty, complex profile that clears well.
Produces well-balanced beers with low diacetyl and clean end palate.
Develops estery and somewhat peppery spiceyness.
Versatile, super-fast, super-clean strain.
For “California Common” type beer.
California ale yeast great for West Coast-style pale ales and IPAs.
Very neutral strain. Citrus and pine hops will be enhanced.
Neutral and clean aroma suitable for all styles. Imitates lager characteristics.