June 22, 2020 6:09 pm Published by


Our Q3, Wit & Weizen Private Collection features three wheat beer strains ideal for creating light-bodied, summer beers.  For professional brewers looking to put a unique spin on classic styles, these strains will facilitate that creativity. And homebrewers will love this collection due to  accommodating temperature range, because we know how cooling during fermentation can be a limiting factor for summer brewing.

The Berliner Weisse Blend (also suitable for goses and other styles) is an extremely versatile strain featuring a low ester formation and a dry, crisp finish. With minimal hopping rates and low alcohol, the light-bodied styles produced from this strain have become increasingly popular in the craft beer industry.

Beer Styles: Berliner Weisse, Lambic, Gueuze, Fruit Lambic, Flanders Red Ale, Gose, Wild Specialty Beer
Apparent ABV Tolerance: 
Flocculation: Low
Apparent Attenuation: 73-77%
Temperature Range: 68-72 °F (20-22 °C)

Species: S. cerevisiae, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus

The German Wheat strain is the perfect choice for use in Kristallweizen. As a highly flocculent option, this strain makes it easy for homebrewers (and professional brewers) to use without clarifying agents or extra steps, while these bright beers lends itself nicely to seasonal preferences.

Beer Styles: Weissbier, Weizenbock, Dunkles Weissbier, Roggenbier, Sahti
Apparent ABV Tolerance: 
Flocculation: High
Apparent Attenuation: 70-76%
Temperature Range: 63-75 °F (17-24 °C)

Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae

The Belgian Wheat strain not only offers a great deal of versatility, but its moderate esters and minimal phenolics make it popular go-to among many brewers. For those looking to produce a dry, tart and hoppy brew great for summer consumption, this strain may be the answer.

Beer Styles: Weissbier, Weizenbock, Dunkles Weissbier, Roggenbier, Sahti
Apparent ABV Tolerance: 12%
Flocculation: Medium
Apparent Attenuation: 72-76%
Temperature Range: 64-74 °F (18-24 °C)
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Find out more about which styles pair best with these strains at www.wyeastlab.com

Retailers, are you still interested in the previous Private Collection release? Every quarter you can inquire with customer service on the remaining inventory.  We also provide Point of Sale material to market our products, at no cost to you. Currently we have Private Collection postcards and Wyeast Culture Collection Beer and Wine rack cards. We also offer a variety of Wyeast t-shirts, hoodies, and hats available for purchase.


The Wyeast team

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