Archive | September, 2012

Special WLP005 label for October

27 Sep


White Labs and Beer for Boobs, a fund-raising team for breast cancer research, are running a promotion during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. White Labs will create a special pink label for vials of WLP005 British Ale Yeast during the entire month. For each vial purchased, White Labs will donate a portion of the sales to the cause. Time to brew with WLP005 British Ale Yeast!

Wine yeast trials

14 Sep

As wine season gets under way, White Labs is analyzing months of data on wine fermentation tests. Conducted for nine months at the White Labs R&D lab in Davis, Calif., the tests by a team including intern Annie Hammang on-site and other microbiologists in San Diego have involved a wide range of strains. The tests have included White Labs brewing strains and wine strains, all in live fresh cultures, and other commercially available dry strains. The tests are yielding a wealth of data and are helping to answer many questions, such as how beer strains compare to wine strains. Indeed, the strain that has thus far had the highest marks out of all the strains tested is a White Labs beer strain, WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast. Results from the tests, which are being conducted using the White Labs MiniFerment system, will be released when the trials are complete in the months to come.

Documentary preview at White Labs

4 Sep


Come by the White Labs tasting room on Friday, Sept, 7 for happy hour and stay for the premiere of the documentary “Suds County, USA.” The documentary depicts the rise of great beer in San Diego by showing footage of companies such as White Labs and the multitude of small breweries that have made San Diego beer what it is today. The showing begins at 6 p.m. Read more here.