Escarpment Labs

Escarpment Labs was started in 2013 by three fine fellows in Ontario. Richard Preiss started isolating the yeast strains he used in his homebrewing. This piqued the interest of his labmate Angus Ross - also a homebrewer and beer geek. Soon enough, they were both isolating yeasts from bottles of beer as well as the Ontario wilderness, resulting in a large and diverse strain collection. We now have an expansive collection of both innovative and in-demand yeasts - some available now, with many more in the development pipeline. Nate Ferguson, an instructor at the Niagara College Brewmaster Program, has since joined the team, his technical expertise in all things beer and yeast helping us to produce high-quality cultures on an industrial scale.

  • A completely unique yeast blend that was specially developed for The Home Brewery based on styles that are consumed the most at the moment, ie NEIPA. This yeast is a blend made up of Ebbegarden Kveik...
    93 kr
  • Displays a balanced fruity flavour profile, and accentuates malt and hop flavours. It is especially suited for the production of fruity, hop-forward New England-style IPAs.ATTENUATION:...
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  • This yeast can ferment at up to 42ºC, with clean flavours and a prominent citrus aroma.ATTENUATION: 70–75%TEMPERATURE: 25–42ºC (77–108°F)DIASTATIC: NoFERMENTATION RATE: HighSUITABLE BEER...
    93 kr
  • This single-strain isolate from the Lærdal Kveik (sourced from Dagfinn Wendelbo) ferments fast (like most kveik), flocculates well, and adds pineapple and orchard fruit aroma to beer. Ferments...
    93 kr
  • KRISPY is a special blend of kveik yeasts selected by our lab wizards for optimal crispiness and crushability in beer. It can be used to make clean, lager-like beers in a fraction of the time since...
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  • We bred a Saison strain and a Norwegian Kveik to produce this all-consuming giant of a yeast. A rare combination of diastatic and flocculent, making it a Saison yeast that is easy to crop and repitch....
    93 kr
  • You asked, we listened. Clean kveik with a dryer finish. KRUSHER is a single strain isolate from Jordal Kveik, which was selected for high attenuation and medium flocculation. KRUSHER can be used...
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  • This blend is highly flocculant and displays mixed fruity character. It can also be used to produce haze in hoppy beers.ATTENUATION: 70–80%TEMPERATURE: 15–35ºC (59–95ºF)DIASTATIC:...
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  • The overall flavour profile is similar to the Hornindal Kveik Blend, but this blend exhibits a broad temperature range (we have heard of sub-15ºC) and tolerates acidic wort quite well.ATTENUATION:...
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  • Hailing from the raw ale epicentre in Grodås, Espe presents bright tropical fruit and warming cognac/rum character. Expect similar fermentation performance to other yeasts from the area like...
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  • This blend displays prominent tropical guava and mango esters, lending well to modern aromatic styles like NEIPA. Note that this blend does accentuate hop bitterness and so less (or no) bittering hops...
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  • This balanced and clean ale yeast is of course great for Altbier and Kölsch production, but also for a wide range of beers anywhere a clean fermentation is desired.ATTENUATION: 72–78%TEMPERATURE:...
    93 kr
  • A genre-defining Witbier strain, famous for balanced phenol and ester character with slight tartness that emphasizes wheat flavour. Rapid fermentation!ATTENUATION: 72–78%TEMPERATURE: 19–24ºC...
    93 kr
  • Premium Pils is a Czech-derived lager strain with high fermentation rate and clean flavours. While its use is not limited to Czech style beers, we do think that it shines in these styles.ATTENUATION:...
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  • A classic English ale yeast which ferments and flocculates quickly, leaving some residual sugars. However, it is highly responsive to wort fermentability and can attenuate well with very fermentable...
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  • Irish ale yeast from a classic brewery, producing slight fruitiness and caramel notes. Great for Irish stouts, porters, red ales, and pale ales.ATTENUATION: 70–75%TEMPERATURE: 18–22°C...
    93 kr
  • Try a new beast for your hazy IPAs. Hydra is a new genetic hybrid of two of our favourite strains (Cerberus x Vermont). Hydra offers you lower attenuation (65-72%) for more JUICE coupled with strong...
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  • Make tart beers without having to kettle sour. Lactic Magic is a wild strain of Lachancea thermotolerans sour yeast that we captured in a Guelph backyard. Lactic Magic produces lactic acid from...
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  • A blend of our main L. plantarum strain and a strain of L. rhamnosus, which enhances fruit flavours in the finished beer with tasters noting red fruit and guava aromas. It is intended for kettle/quick...
    93 kr
  • Stress less about yeast health. Our yeast nutrient blend, tailored for the unique needs of beer yeasts. Each 28g pouch offers enough nutrients for up to 28 batches of homebrew.Recommended dosage...
    117 kr