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ntalkers 04-12-2012 08:06 PM

White Labs Tasting Room
Sorry if this is posted somewhere else, but this is the first I have heard of it. Can't wait to make it out to San Diego! This is a great way for homebrewers to learn about different yeast strains. Anyone been yet?


BrewRadley 06-04-2012 08:23 PM

Been there twice, did the tour - it is pretty awesome. They usually have 4-5 sets available (3-7 of the same beers all with different yeasts). Really opens your eyes to exactly what the yeast is contributing as well as trying out some interesting yeast combos and getting ideas.

The tour is pretty awesome too, and they are looking into getting reduced pricing for homebrewers on their analysis services, according to the gen. manager.

Also, they use the White Labs yeast vials as tap handles and flasks & such as chandelier lighting above ;)

scottkct 09-24-2012 04:31 PM

WLP001 - your basic cali common yeast used by many brewers as a default yeast. What did I learn when I went? It was terrible! They lined up WLP001 against 3 other alternative strains and WLP001 easily ranked last. I realized I was *wasting* my beer with this yeast.

This place is a MUST for EVERY brewer that lives or visits SD. Taste the same beer fermented with 4 radically different yeasts results in 4 totally different beers. Yeah we all know yeast in important, but, not as important as you probably realize, unless you've been. Mr. White knows this which is why he built this impressive tasting room dedicated to this fundamental fact.

Here's their always current tap list:

Also, you can buy anything from their catalog including every yeast they produce. They're never out of stock. Costs no more than lhbs. Support your lhbs for sure, but if you're inspired by a particular yeast you tasted, you can get it before you leave and not worry about your lhbs having it in stock.


AztecMatt 02-28-2013 11:22 PM

I really gotta check this place out, can't believe I haven't yet!

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