LalBrew® BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast - Lallemand

LalBrew® BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast - Lallemand

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"West Coast Ale" yeast is known for its clean, neutral flavor profile and strong attenuation. With no overwhelming characteristics, this yeast lets your grain and hop choices shine! 

BRY-97 gives you a quick start and vigorous fermentation, which can be completed in 4 days if kept above 63° F. The aroma is slightly estery, almost neutral and doesn’t display off-odors when handled properly. Because of its high flocculation, it may slightly reduce hop bitterness levels. Best results when used at traditional ale temperatures (62 - 72° F) and after rehydration in the recommended manner (see the documents tab for re-hydration procedure).

Beer Styles: American ales
Aroma: Neutral with slight ester
Attenuation: Medium to High
Fermentation Range: 59-72°F
Flocculation: High
Alcohol Tolerance: 13% ABV

*See the technical data sheet below for information on rehydration, usage and storage.


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I chose this since it seemed like a good ale yeast choice for a Pliny and the Cali Ale yeast would have delayed the order.
Joseph G on Jul 28, 2022
Good success
Joe Brawley on Jul 14, 2022
I chose this since it seemed like a good ale yeast choice for a Pliny and the Cali Ale yeast would have delayed the order.
Joseph G on Jul 28, 2022
I’m trying some new dry yeasts.
Ben M on Jul 15, 2022
Good success
Joe Brawley on Jul 14, 2022
Recommended in drop down
Brian J on Jun 30, 2022
This is my preferred for a recipe I developed
Edward P on Jun 24, 2022
Nick M on Jun 23, 2022
It works
Mark B on Jun 23, 2022
must be dry in summer
Cary B on Jun 23, 2022
Dry. Hot summer. Don’t want to risk getting cooked yeast.
RONALD S on Jun 21, 2022
Valued C on Jun 7, 2022
Favorite yeast for dry ale. Ferments fast and strong, drops out much better than SafAle US05. Can save and reuse for 6 months.
Mitchell Cole on May 10, 2022
Douglas B on May 5, 2022
Great stuff!
John M C on Apr 30, 2022
Nice neutral yeast.
daniel h on Apr 15, 2022
Trying new yeast
Mark O on Apr 13, 2022
Clean fermenting ale yeast
Corey C on Apr 13, 2022
Best Price
David L on Apr 7, 2022
Good fermenting ale yeast.
John M on Apr 1, 2022
Adam C on Mar 19, 2022
Recommended for the beer I'm brewing
Eric Shock on Mar 16, 2022
Try something new
Andrew V on Mar 16, 2022
Genus brewing recommended
Jay S on Mar 15, 2022
Used this yeast multiple times and it is my go to yeast.
Steve T on Mar 12, 2022
West Coast Pale Ale
Greg F on Feb 18, 2022
Trying something new
Andrew V on Feb 12, 2022
Versatile yeast great for almost every style
David M Mitchell J on Feb 12, 2022
New to me - other products are good, so giving it a try.
Vernon G on Feb 10, 2022
best to go with west coast yeast for Pliny the Elder
Richard Van E on Jan 6, 2022
Works well, clean profile.
Valued C on Jan 6, 2022
suggested - dry due to winter
Joan M. B on Jan 3, 2022
recipe calls for it
Valued C on Dec 27, 2021
Really getting a taste for this easy to start yeast.
Eric Steadle on Dec 18, 2021
It goes with #1
James B on Dec 17, 2021
My favorite yeast
Brian A M on Dec 16, 2021
works good
CARL BURTON on Dec 14, 2021
I picked Lallemand yeast because I have always had good results and great tasting beer.
Glennn S on Nov 19, 2021
Haven't tried yet
Mark W on Nov 9, 2021
person i'm brewing with is more familiar with this yeast.
This yeast seemed to finish up earlier and cleaner on the HG clone brew we have been trying to dial in.
Eric Steadle on Oct 21, 2021
Never fail yeast with no added flavors
Alton B on Oct 15, 2021
goes with the b3 stout
Tim Roscher on Oct 14, 2021
I need
Walter G on Oct 14, 2021
Like it and have had excellent results. Very sim to larger yeast
Chuckles on Sep 25, 2021
One of my favorite for IPA and PA. It always performs to my expectations.
Michael S on Sep 17, 2021
West Coast IPA
Valued C on Aug 31, 2021
Trying new variety. Big fan of Nottingham / Windsor strains
Steve R on Aug 27, 2021
was on list
dirk f on Aug 6, 2021
Good IPA yeast recommendation
Nick Virostko on Aug 5, 2021
Dry yeast shipping during summer
Vaughn G on Aug 3, 2021
Dialing in a particular IPA we like and are varying the yeast component presently.
Eric Steadle on Aug 2, 2021
I’m trying some new dry yeasts.
Ben M on Jul 15, 2022
Recommended in drop down
Brian J on Jun 30, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Flocculates better than US-05
I've gone back and forth between this and US-05. After a few years - I just like this BRY-97 more. Why?
1. It's active and aggressive. The fermentation starts within 24 hours and is usually finished after 4 days.
2. Once it's done - it gets out of the way for nice clear beer.
3. It recycles well. Using a cup of the previous batch trub after bottling - I can get these to last 6 months. Even then - it's just to keep the strain relatively pure. (if you brew consistently)
May 23, 2022
3 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Update Post Bottling
I bottled the beer made with LalBrew BRY-97. It turned out pretty good. I was worried the blown airlock would allow the beer to become skunky. To my relief it is good. I like the light floral taste and the beer is not cloudy. I hope the bottle conditioning will further reduce some of the haze.
This being the first time I have used this particular yeast, I am pleased with the results.
December 28, 2021
Rated 4 out of 5
Very vigorous once it starts
I have not tasted the beer, but I am sure it will be tasty. Once the yeast started doing their thing it was a very vigorous ferment; it blew the airlock off the carboy.! This was the first time I used this particular yeast. It was the first time in ten years of brewing that fermentation did not start within 24 hours. I pitched while the wort was at 62F. The wort stayed at 62 and the yeast did not start fermenting. I raised the temperature of the wort to 65F and the yeast woke up and started fermenting. Anyway, I am looking forward to tasting the beer. It is just a simple pale ale, so I will be able to judge the performance and taste of this yeast.
December 11, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Go to teast
One of my go to dry yeasts for IPA’s
I’m brewing Saturday with my daughter for the Big Brew. We’re doing the Janets Brown Ale and BRY-97 is recommended.
April 26, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My first time using this yeast was a couple weeks ago on one of the single hop experiment all-grain kits. I pitched 2 packs (after rehydrating) into 6 gallons of wort at 65 degrees. Fermentation was at 63 degrees. I actually blew past my expected FG in five days. It was by far the most rigorous fermentation I've experienced. It nearly cleared a blow-off cup in 48 hrs. It nearly emptied an airlock by day three, then activity dropped fast.

It produced a fairly clean tasting pale ale with zero off flavors. It's supposed to flocculate well, so far I haven't seen that. But I'll definitely be using it again, this time on a super hoppy IPA.
March 5, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Becoming my Go To Dry Yeast
This my 3rd or 4th batch using Lakeland - becoming my go to dry yeast!
Go To Dry Yeast
Go To Dry Yeast
December 20, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good to have on hand
Comparable to other dry yeast strains, but not as clean as Chico in liquid form.
July 30, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Took off quickly on high SPG brew
Used for MoreBeer! Over The Top Double IPA.SPG 1.080. Took off in 6 hours. Down to 1.010 in 6 days and into secondary fermenter. Tasted the SPG sample and it was great. Dry hopped in the secondary and looking forward to a tasty brew in a couple weeks.
July 15, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My go to yeast. Quality ferments every time.
BRY-97 Is my favorite west coast IPA yeast. Using as a direct pitch I ferment to 12% with no problem.
June 15, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good California yeast
not as predictable as SA-05, in my opinion, but it's a decent alternative chico strain.
May 27, 2020
over 3 years ago