Escarpment Labratories

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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    American Ale

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    Excellent performance, and somewhat lower attenuation than Cali Ale. Suitable for nearly any clean style. Much like Cali Ale, exhibits clean fermentation at a wide temperature range, and accentuates hop character. Attenuation: 72-76% Optimum Temp:...
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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 tolerance: High //...
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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 cropping easier when compared...
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    Arset Kveik Blend

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    This kveik yeast was sourced from Jakob Årset, on the farm Årset in Eidsdal, Norway. 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...
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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 (<1.065SG). However, for high gravity beers or when the yeast is close to or past the expiry date, we...
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    Brett D

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    classic Brettanomyces bruxellensis strain, isolated from a classic abbey beer, which is typically used in secondary fermentations where balanced Brett character (fruit, funk) is desired. // //  //  Attenuation: 70-85% Optimum Temp:...
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    Brussels Brett

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    his Brettanomyces bruxellensis strain displays a balanced selection of fruity characteristics, with testers noting plum, red berry, citrus, and red apple, alongside subtle acidity. It is suitable for primary or secondary fermentation, but does shine in...
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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, bitters and ambers...
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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) // Alcohol...
  • Cerberus

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    This enigmatic strain has proven itself in many breweries who use it alone or paired with Vermont Ale to produce fruit-forward, hoppy beers. Produces and enhances tropical fruit flavours. If used alone, we recommend a highly fermentable wort. This...
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  • Ebbegarden Kveik Blend

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    This kveik yeast blend from Stordal was sourced from Jens Aage Øvrebust. This blend displays prominent fruity esters, leaning toward tropical guava and mango, lending well to traditional as well as modern aromatic styles like NEIPA. Note that...
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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 lactic acid,...
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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) // Alcohol...
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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 (65-72°F)...
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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. Attenuation:...
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    Fruit Bomb Saison Blend

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    This high-character blend contains a Saison strain with balanced ester and spice aromas, an enigmatic Brettanomyces anomala strain with tropical characteristics, and a complex and fruity Brettanomyces bruxellensis strain. Highly suited to aroma hop or...
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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 tolerance: 12%...
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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 ranging from tropical fruit to...
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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. Extended chilling or...
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    Mothership Brett Blend

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    This is a rotating blend of the Brett strains we find most compelling at any given time. In a sense, it is an Unidentified Funky Object. MOTHERSHIP ranges from 6-10 Brett strains, and is constantly being tweaked. The character is highly dependent on...
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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 diastatic yeast...
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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 // Flocculation:...
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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 expression of terroir...
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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, meaning it is a...
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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 fermentation...
  • Thomposom Saison

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    This saison strain hails from southern Belgium and creates a rustic saison with lots of pepper and spice. While this strain can create wonderful flavours, it loves the heat and failure to do so may result in lower than expected attenuation. Pitch at...
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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 19-20å¼C initially, then raising to 22å¼C to complete the...
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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 prominent citrus aroma...
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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) // Alcohol...
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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 medium-attenuation...