Originally Posted by Matt Up North
Don't use Nottingham. Wrong flavor profile. Use California yeast for sure
I would go for the nottingham if you have the ability to ferment between 62 and 67 degrees. White Labs 001, US-05 and Nottingham are virtually indistinguishable if properly fermented. The difference being that nottingham will attenuate a little bit better, floculate a little better but it won't tolerate high temps well.
Nottingham has gotten a bad reputation because of the recall, but it is IMO, one of the best all around yeasts available if you properly control the fermentation temperature.
It's really funny, because the every popular sierra nevada strain is a mutation of nottingham............... also...nottingham does not require filtration for bright beers...it drops like a rock and sticks to the bottom of the fermenter like glue.