Lallemand Brewing Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 2
Mar 4, 2020
Edited by Brent Jordan, General Manager, Lallemand Brewing:
Welcome to the latest edition of the Lallemand Brewing newsletter. We are excited to share some developments in our business.
We launched our LalBrew® Voss Kveik strain at Brau Beviale show in November and the market has gone crazy for this ‘beast of a yeast’! We present here the experiences of just some of the brewers who have brewed with LalBrew® Voss – it has lived up to and even exceeded our every expectation!
In this edition we devote a significant portion to a discussion on the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of dry brewing yeast. Dry brewing yeast has come a long way in the past 10 years with a real focus on improvement of quality and availability of different strains.
Our Research and Development team have been super busy lately, developing our product pipeline (did you know that it can take 1- 2 years from the first ‘hey, let’s look at bringing this strain to market’ to actually getting it into the market?). In this edition Avi Shayevitz, Senior Research Associate in our Montreal yeast labs, discusses the significance of yeast strain selection from a flavor viewpoint – it is all about flavor!
What an exciting time for the Siebel Institute as well! Siebel just completed the move into an amazing, purpose-designed new training and education facility at Green Street, Chicago (located in the West Loop neighborhood of this vibrant city). We are all so excited to be a part of this new chapter at Siebel, and look forward to welcoming those in search of the highest quality brewing education experience through our (new) doors! Of course, Siebel has a place in the hearts of the thousands of former students who learned their craft with us and we have been working hard to continue our support for alumni beyond graduation. We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Siebel Alumni app, which creates a modern networking environment for students, alumni and Siebel faculty.
The new Siebel campus is equipped with great audio-visual capabilities and so we thought we would put them to good use with the inaugural ‘LalBrew® Technical Day’ on June 25, 2020. LalBrew® Technical Day will be a livestreamed event at which key industry leaders will present several hot topics. We will publish the full list of topics, speakers and other information about the event, on our Lallemand Brewing site in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Nothing beats the Craft Brewers Convention for mixing business with fun! Look out San Antonio – the Lallemand Brewing team will be there and we hope to see you on our booth to taste some beers brewed using our premium brewing yeast and bacteria strains – and you can also get a sneak peek at some of our new products due for launch later this year.