Eau de Vie is French for "water of life". It is also a type of brandy that has many different forms and names throughout Europe. This strain has traditionally been used in the production of such brandies, but has found favor in the brewing world due to high alcohol tolerance. Many times brewers will use this to finish off high gravity beers, such as barleywines and wheat wines, and has been used to finish off high gravity meads and grape wines as well. Brewers will pitch this later in the fermentation process, after many of the vital flavor compounds have been produced. Experiment with this yeast on high gravity beers and wines of all kinds.