BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast

BRY-97 is an American West Coast-style ale yeast that was selected from the Siebel Institute Culture Collection for its ability to deliver high quality ales. BRY-97 is a neutral strain with a high flocculation ability that can be used to make a wide variety of American-style beers.  Traditional ales made with BRY-97 include but are certainly not limited to Cream Ale, American Wheat, Scotch Ale, American Pale Ale, American Amber, American Brown, American IPA, American Stout, Russian Imperial Stout, Imperial IPA, Roggen/Rye, Old Ale and American Barleywine.

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Classified as a Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a top fermenting yeast.
Typical Analysis of BRY-97 yeast:

  • Percent solids  93% – 97%
  • Living Yeast Cells  ≥  5 x 109 per gram of dry yeast
  • Wild Yeast  < 1 per 106 yeast cells
  • Bacteria  < 1 per 106 yeast cells

Finished product is released to the market only after passing a rigorous series of tests

*According to the ASBC and EBC methods of analysis

In Lallemand’s Standard Conditions Wort at 20°C (68°F) BRY-97 yeast exhibits:

  • Vigorous fermentation that can be completed in 4 days
  • Medium to High Attenuation and High Flocculation
  • Aroma and flavor is neutral with slight ester notes.

The optimal temperature range for BRY-97 yeast when producing traditional styles is 15°C(59°F)  to 22°C(72°F)

Fermentation rate, fermentation time and degree of attenuation are dependent on inoculation density, yeast handling, fermentation temperature and nutritional quality of the wort.