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Old 08-14-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Commercial Beer Yeast Harvest List

First off let me state that this is a list from personal research on several public sites and I do not claim any of this research to be solely mine. I have researched a lot over the past few months and this is what I have come up with since there is no real up to date list. If a beer is controversial know that I have researched it and if I get several people saying I am wrong I will take it off the list. (confirmed) means from 3-4 sources. Oh and I don't indicate primary or bottling strains because I do not have a degree in microbiology. I will update this OP with an updated list every once and awhile so keep your eyes out. Enjoy and feel free to add!!


Allagash White
Anchor Liberty Ale
Anheuser-Busch Shock Top Belgian White
Avery 15
Avery 18
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Bell’s Amber Ale (Confirmed)
Bell’s Oberon (Confirmed)
Bell’s Pale Ale (Confirmed)
Bell’s Two Hearted (Confirmed)
Boulevard Saison Brett
Boulevard Wheat
Cantillon
Captain Sig’s Northwestern Ale
Captain Lawerence Cuvee De Castleton
Cheval Blanc's La Blanche
Chimay Red Cap (Confirmed)
Chimay Triple (Confirmed)
Chimay Blue Cap (Confirmed)
De Proef Les Deux Brsseurs
Dog Fish Head Squall
Driftwood's Farmhand Ale
Erdinger Dunkelweiss (Confirmed)
Flying Dog Pale Ale
Franziskaner Hefeweissbier (Confirmed)
Gutmann Hefeweizen
Hanssens Oude Gueuze
Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen (Confirmed)
Harpoon UFO Pale Ale (Confirmed)
Harpoon UFO White (Confirmed)
Hoegaarden (Confirmed)
Huyghe Delirium Tremens (Confirmed)
Jolly Pumpkin (Confirmed)
Jolly Pumpkin ES Bam
Le Merle Saison
Lindeman's Cuve Renee Gueuze
New Belgium Fat Tire
Newcastle Brown Ale
Odell Sabortuer
Ommegang ALL
Orval (Confirmed)
Pretty Things Jack D'or
Paulaner Hefeweizen (Confirmed)
Rogue Brutal Bitter (Confirmed)
Rogue Chatoe
Rogue Dead Guy Ale (Confirmed)
Rogue Shakespeare Stout (Confirmed)
Russian River Temptation (Confirmed)
Saison D'Erpe-Mere
Saison Dupont (Confirmed)
Saison Foret
Schneider Weisse (Confirmed)
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis (Confirmed)
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Confirmed)
Stone Pale Ale (Confirmed)
Sweetwater IPA (Confirmed)
Sweetwater Sch’Wheat (Confirmed)
Sweetwater 420 (Confirmed)
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
Unibroue Blanche de Chambley

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Sorry for the ignorance but what are you confirming exactly? I don't understand your list

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Sorry for the ignorance but what are you confirming exactly? I don't understand your list
Which commercial beer you can successfully harvest yeast from...
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Which commercial beer you can successfully harvest yeast from...
Can't you harvest yeast from any bottle conditioned beer? I'm still not understanding the point of this exercise but okay.
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Cool list!
I just did a batch with harvested yeast from a bottle of Chimay White (tripel). It came out great!

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Not always and there is only one other list available and it is way out of date, http://www.nada.kth.se/~alun/Beer/Bottle-Yeasts/
Try researching which ones work without my list or that old one... It is very frustrating and I know those of us who harvest yeast would like an updated list instead of buying a beer, making a started and find out 1-2 days later that your work was pointless.

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Can't you harvest yeast from any bottle conditioned beer? I'm still not understanding the point of this exercise but okay.
It doesn't have to be bottle-conditioned. It can be force carbonated. It just needs to be non-filtered and non-pasteurized.
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You can add Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale to the list!

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Thanks for the feedback so far!! I will add updates to the OP once I get a few new posts in order to not edit it every day. Make sure to tell your brew friends on HBT so we can get this list to grow!!

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Newcastle brown? Really?

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