Beer yeast: the best solutions for brewing
Our beer yeast strain line-up is designed to answer the requirements of all brewers, regardless of their size and location. We are always looking to improve our range, with new products added every year based on the needs of the market.
Thanks to your feedback, collected from our worldwide presence, we have been able to address specific trends and design very innovative brewing yeast solutions, such as the first Brettanomyces active dry yeast: SafBrew™ BR-8.
Check out some of our beer and brewing range right here or read on to learn more about beer yeast.
SafAle™ beer yeast range
SafLager™ beer yeast range
SafBrew™ beer yeast range
What is beer yeast?
Beer yeast, also known as brewing – or brewer’s – yeast, are specifically designed yeast strains, selected for their excellent properties in the beer fermentation process.
At Fermentis, our range is all in dry form, meaning the yeast was dried at its most lively state in terms of viability and vitality. In a similar way to freezing food, drying microorganisms such as beer yeast is the best way to safeguard its properties. When dry, the yeast cells are dormant. Their shells are shrivelled, but they are still very much alive.
After rehydration, in wort or water (thanks to E2U™), the yeast recovers all of its fermentative abilities. It’s ready to turn your wort into the beer you dream of!
What types of brewing yeast does Fermentis offer?
In the Fermentis brewing line-up, we have 3 main ranges of beer yeast and mixes.
SafAle™ is our range dedicated to ale beers (top fermenting). We have strains for many different applications, depending on what kind of beverage you’re trying to achieve.
SafLager™ is our range for lager beers (bottom fermenting). With multiple strains for this hugely popular beer style, brewers can experiment and create diversity and subtle differences.
SafBrew™ is our range of specialty brewing yeast solutions. This includes mixes of yeast and enzymes for extra dry or high alcohol content beers, SafBrew™ LA-01 for low alcohol beers and SafBrew™ BR-8, the very first dry Brett yeast on the market.
What are the benefits of using active dry yeast for brewing?
There are several benefits to using active dry yeast (SafYeast™) over liquid yeast, not least, the stability and shelf-life of the product. Watch the video below and you’ll understand what these key advantages are.