Beer Yeast Strains - Substitution & Sources Guide

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This table cross references similar/same yeast strains available from the different brewing yeast labs we work with, or have worked with in the past. 

This table has been compiled by The Beverage People using three sources: materials provided by Imperial Yeast, materials provided by Giga Yeast, and the Mr. Malty yeast strain guide put together by Kristen England. 

YELLOW cells indicate yeast strains we stock.

GRAY cells indicate yeast strains we DO NOT currently stock. 

 

Click on the YELLOW cell strains for descriptions and details.

 Possible Origin

 Wyeast

 Imperial

 Giga Yeast

 White Labs

 Comparable Dry Yeast

US/UK Ale Yeast US/UK Ale Yeast US/UK Ale Yeast US/UK Ale Yeast US/UK Ale Yeast US/UK Ale Yeast
 Alchemist    A04 Barbarian  GY054 Vermont IPA   095 Burlington Ale  
 Anchor Liberty 1272 American Ale Yeast II   A15 Independence   GY029 NorCal #5   051 California V Ale   
 Boddington's  1318 London Ale III  A38 Juice  GY128 British Haze  066 London Fog  
 Fullers  1968 London (ESB) Special Ale  A09 Pub   GY031 British Ale #2   002 English Ale  
 Sierra Nevada  1056 American Ale  A07 Flagship   GY001 Norcal  001 California Ale  SafAle-05 (red)
 Guinness  1084 Irish Ale  A10 Darkness  GY080 Irish Stout   004 Irish Stout  
 McEwan's  1728 Scottish Ale  A31 Tartan  GY044 Scotch Ale #1  028 Edinburgh Scottish  
 Whitbred - dry  1098 British Ale    GY011 British Ale #1   007 English Dry  SafAle-04 (blue)
 Worthington White Shield  1028 London Ale    GY011 British Ale #1   013 London Ale Yeast   
 Unknown So. Cal Brewery  1217-PC West Coast IPA (Seasonal)      090 San Diego Super  
 Unknown UK Brewery        039 East Midlands Ale  Nottingham Ale
Hybrid Yeasts Hybrid Yeasts Hybrid Yeasts Hybrid Yeasts Hybrid Yeasts Hybrid Yeasts
 PJ Früh, Köln      GY021 Kölsch Bier   029 German Ale  
 Weihenstephan 165 - Köln  2565 Kolsch        
 Zum Uerige - Dusseldorf  1007 German Ale  G02 Kaiser  GY016 Altstadt  036  Düsseldorf Alt   
Lager Yeasts Lager Yeasts Lager Yeasts Lager Yeasts Lager Yeasts Lager Yeasts
 Anchor Steam  2112 California Lager  L05 Cablecar  GY005 Golden Gate Lager   810 San Francisco Lager   
 Budweiser  2007 Pilsen Lager    GY030 American Lager   840 American Pilsner Lager  SafLager-23 (yellow)
 Pilsener Urquell D  2278 Czech Pils  L28 Urkel      
 Weihenstephan #34/70  2124 Bohemian Lager    GY045 German Lager   830 German Lager  
 Weihenstephan #206  2206 Bavarian Lager      820 Oktoberfest Lager  
 Wisenschaftliche Station #308 - Munich  2308 Munich Lager      838 Southern German Lager  
Belgian/French Yeasts Belgian/French Yeasts Belgian/French Yeasts Belgian/French Yeasts Belgian/French Yeasts Belgian/French Yeasts
 Achouffe  3522 Belgian Ardennes  B45 Gnome  GY003 "A Touch Of Spice" Belgian Ale  550 Belgian Ale  
 Brasserie Dupont (Saison Dupont)  3724 Belgian Saison    GY027 Saison #2   565 Saison Ale  
 Brasserie Thiriez  3711 French Saison  B64 Napoleon  GY018 Saison #1   590 French Saison Ale  
 Chimay  1214 Belgian Abbey Ale    GY014 Belgian Abbey Ale   500 Trappist ale  
 Rochefort  1762 Belgian Abbey II      540 Abbey IV Ale  
 Westmalle  3787 Trappist High Gravity Ale  B48 Triple Double  GY015 Belgian Tripel  530 Abbey Ale Yeast  
Wheat Yeasts Wheat Yeasts Wheat Yeasts Wheat Yeasts Wheat Yeasts Wheat Yeasts
 Hoegaarden/ Celis White  3944 Belgian Witbier  B44 Whiteout   GY028 Belgian Wit  400 BelgianWit Ale  
 Weihenstephan #68  3068 Weihenstephan Weizen    GY017 Bavarian Hefe  300 Hefeweizen Ale  
 Widmer  1010 American Wheat    GY020 Portland Hefe     
Other Yeasts Other Yeasts Other Yeasts Other Yeasts Other Yeasts Other Yeasts
 Unknown - San Diego?    A20 Citrus   GB144 Sweet Flemish Brett  644 Sacchromyces Brux Trois  
 Voss Kveik - Norway    A43 Loki Kveik