List of Ale Yeasts

Ale yeast, scientifically known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is a top-fermenting yeast known for its distinct characteristics that make it ideal for brewing specific styles of beer. It operates at warmer temperatures, typically between 15-24°C (59-75°F), which is in stark contrast to lager yeast that ferments at cooler temperatures. This warmer fermentation process allows ale yeast to metabolize sugars more quickly, resulting in a faster fermentation process. Ale yeast also produces more esters and phenols during fermentation, which contribute to a wide range of flavors and aromas, including fruity, spicy, and other complex notes.

This yeast strain contrasts with bottom-fermenting lager yeast (Saccharomyces pastorianus) which tends to produce beers with cleaner, more subdued flavors. Ale yeast's flavor complexity makes it suitable for a multitude of beer styles including IPAs, stouts, porters, Belgian ales, wheat beers, and many more. Its ability to create a variety of flavor profiles paired with its efficiency in warmer temperatures, positions ale yeast as a diverse and versatile yeast strain for both traditional and innovative beer brewing.

Most popular:
  1. Lallemand · LalBrew Köln Kölsch Style Ale
  2. AEB · Fermoale AY4
  3. WHC Lab · Saturated
  4. BSI · American Microbrewery Ale (A-72)
  5. Lallemand · LalBrew Munich Classic Wheat Beer

BSI

Crescat Labs

Crossmyloof Brew

East Coast Yeast

Escarpment Labs

Fermentis

GigaYeast

Imperial Yeast

Inland Island Yeast

Lallemand

Mangrove Jack's

Omega Yeast Labs

RVA Yeast Labs

The Yeast Bay

White Labs

Wyeast

Other