Northwest Ale yeast hails from a brewery in Seattle, but has roots in the United Kingdom where it originated. It is known to be a very clean strain even at higher temperatures, with just enough fruit to give character without being overbearing. Light malt characters come out in the finish, which combines well with hops in the final product. This strain is often used in making IPAs and pale ales with an underlying malt complexity, but is a wonderful choice for many American style ales. Highly flocculant, this yeast clears well, yielding crystal clear beers.
|Temperature Range: ||65-75 F (18-24 C)|
|Cell Count: ||100 Billion|
|Alcohol Tolerance: ||10% ABV|
|Typical Styles: ||American Amber Ale, American Barleywine, American Brown Ale, American IPA & Pale, American Stout, Blonde Ale, American Pilsner, Fruit beer, Imperial IPA, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable beer.|