New Product Announcement: LalBrew® Verdant IPA
Jul 24, 2020
LalBrew® Verdant IPA – Premium Yeast Selection for Premium IPA
Expanding even further the “We Brew With You™” concept, LalBrew® Verdant IPA yeast is the result of a collaboration with Verdant Brewing Co, a craft brewery focusing on IPAs and modern hop-forward styles.
The ambition of this collaboration was driven by the will of a continuous effort of Verdant Brewing Co. brewers to improve and give consistency to their IPA and to broaden our expertise in regards to IPA fermentation management. After a long screening process of the brewery’s “house” yeast, Verdant IPA was selected for its performance and unique sensory characteristics when used to create hoppy styles.
Verdant Brewing Co. value this strain as being totally unique and suitable for a broad range of IPAs. Moreover, several breweries around the world have conducted very successful pilot brewing trials with LalBrew® Verdant IPA. The availability of this yeast in a dry and stable form will give brewers great opportunities to create diversity in their IPAs.
LalBrew® Verdant IPA is a pure culture of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and is available in 500g and 11g sachets. Framed within the LalBrew® Premium Series product line, this strain represents a new addition to Lallemand Brewing’s portfolio of solutions to enhance flavor and allow the brewer to achieve desired characteristics in their product.
In Lallemand‘s standard wort, LalBrew® Verdant IPA exhibits fermentation which can be completed within 5 days at 20°C with a recommended pitch rate of 50-100g per hL of wort, which is sufficient to achieve a minimum of 2.5-5 million viable cells/mL.
– Medium to high attenuation (72-82%)
– Moderate to high flocculation
– Optimal temperature: 18 to 23°C
Prominent notes of apricot and undertones of tropical fruit and citrus merge seamlessly with hop aromas in this highly versatile strain. With medium-high attenuation, LalBrew® Verdant IPA leaves a soft and balanced malt profile with slightly more body than a typical American IPA yeast strain.
Typical flavor descriptors:
– Most notably Apricot
– Slight peach but not as prominent
– Some sweeter notes such as Vanilla, creamy
Technical information and purchase options for LalBrew® Verdant IPA are available on our product page.