Escarpment Labratories

Escarpment Labratories

Escarpment has the  expertise in yeast research coupled with a passion for craft beer. In 2013, Richard Preiss started isolating the yeast strains he used in his homebrewing. This piqued the interest of 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. 

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    Anchorman Ale

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    Anchorman Ale Clean fermentation profile, with slightly faster attenuation and flocculation than Cali Ale Yeast. Suitable for production of clean West Coast style ales. Attenuation: 75-80+% // Optimum Temp: 65-68F // Alcohol...
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    Ardennes Belgian Ale

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    Ardennes Belgian Ale A very versatile and production-friendly Belgian ale yeast, producing balanced Belgian esters and spicy notes. One of the rare Belgian strains which flocculates relatively well, making repitching and/or...
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    Bock Lager

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    NO write up from Escarpment yet  Do I need to make a starter?  The pitch rate provided is suitable for primary fermentation of standard gravity beers (<1.065 SG). However, for high gravity beers or when the yeast is...
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    Burton Ale Yeast

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    This yeast comes from Burton upon Trent, England, & is famous as the birthplace of the IPA. It has apple, clove, and honey ester profiles, and can have a slight sulfur note. Ideal for American and English styles such as pale ales,...
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    Cali Ale

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    An exceptionally versatile ale yeast, suitable for nearly any style. Clean fermentation at a wide temperature range, and accentuates hop character. Can be slow to flocculate. Attenuation: 75-85% // Optimum Temp: 18.3-22.2°C (65-72°F)...
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    EL Lactobacillus blend

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    A blend of two Lactobacillus species, L. brevis and L. plantarum. This blend is designed to be usable at a wide range of temperatures, and is especially suited for kettle souring/sour worting. We recommend pre-acidifying wort to 4.5 with...
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    English Ale I

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    A classic English ale yeast, fermenting and flocculating quickly, leaving residual sugars and accentuating malt character. Suitable for production of most English ale styles. Attenuation: 63-71% // Optimum Temp: 18-22°C (65-69°F) //...
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    English Ale II

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    Higher attenuation than English Ale I, while still very flocculant. Suited for higher gravity English ales, and also great as a workhorse yeast strain for most English/American beer styles. Attenuation: 72-80% // Optimum Temp: 18-22°C...
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    Foggy London Ale

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    This yeast strain was originally isolated from a brewery in London. It displays a balanced fruity flavour profile, and accentuates malt and hop flavours. It is especially suited to production of fruity hop-forward Northeast style IPAs...
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    Fruity Witbier

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    A Witbier strain which produces lots of complex fruity esters while still prominently displaying classic Witbier character. Medium-low flocculation helps insure classic Witbier haze. Attenuation: 70-75% // Optimum Temp: 17-24C // Alcohol...
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    Hornindal Kviek Blend

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    Hornindal Kveik Blend A great example of what the Norwegian Kveik family of yeasts can do! This is a selection of two of our favourite strains from Terje Raftevold's Hornindal Kveik. The blend shows mixed fruity character...
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    Kolsch Ale

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    This balanced and clean ale yeast is of course great for Altbier and Kölsch production, but also for a wide range of beers including Blond ales, American Wheat, Berliner Weisse, Gose, and anywhere a clean fermentation is desired...
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    New World Saison Blend

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    A new world Saison blend containing Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces to produce a fruity, funky beer with rustic charm. Brett character increases during aging. NOTE: the Saison yeast in this blend contains the STA1 gene, meaning it is a...
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    Old World Saison Blend

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    A characterful blend of two classic Saison strains. Produces complex fruit and black pepper notes along with a reliable, fast and high degree of attenuation. Attenuation: 85+% // Optimum Temp: 18-25+ºC // Alcohol tolerance: High //...
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    Ontario Farmhouse Ale Blend

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    Ontario Farmhouse Ale Blend A combination of a rustic, earthy, fruity Saccharomyces strain we isolation from Ontario strawberries, with two subtly fruity and funky Brettanomyces strains isolated from Ontario wine barrels. A true...
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    Spooky Saison

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    A saison strain a little different from the rest. Produces a beer with balanced saison characteristics. Apparitions of spice, and a spectre of orchard fruit. Pairs nicely with Brettanomyces strains. This strain contains the STA1 gene,...
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    St-Remy Abbey Ale

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    This yeast strain isolated from a Belgian abbey is an excellent choice for Belgian-style beers, including abbey ales. This strain produces mixed fruity esters, while also highlighting malt aroma. This strain can be used at higher...
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    Vermont Ale

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    This high-character American ale yeast produces hop-accentuating fruity esters, accentuating stone fruit and citrus character, accompanied by a smooth body. We recommend fermenting at 19-20ºC initially, then raising to 22ºC to...
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    Voss Kveik

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    One of the most famous Norwegian Kveik yeasts. This is a single strain selected from Sigmund Gjernes' Voss Kveik. This yeast can ferment at up to 42ºC (Sigmund pitches at 40ºC and free rises from there!) with clean flavours and a...
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    Weizen

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    A classic English ale yeast, fermenting and flocculating quickly, leaving residual sugars and accentuating malt character. Suitable for production of most English ale styles. Attenuation: 63-71% // Optimum Temp: 18-22°C (65-69°F) //...
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    Wild Thing

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    This wild Ontario ale yeast was isolated from an apple in a local orchard. Wild Thing produces distinct clove, spice, and subtle banana and apple fruit aroma. The taste is dry, spicy and clean. This yeast is most comparable to...