Lallemand | LalBrew® BRY-97 American West Coast Ale Yeast | Dry Beer Yeast

Lallemand | LalBrew® BRY-97 American West Coast Ale Yeast | Dry Beer Yeast

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  • LalBrew BRY-97™ is an American West Coast-style ale yeast loved for its ability to produce clean fermentations for high quality ales
  • A neutral and highly attenuating strain with a high flocculation ability that can be used to make a wide variety of American-style beers
  • Through expression of a β-glucosidase enzyme, LalBrew BRY-97™ can promote hop biotransformation and accentuate hop flavor and aroma
  • Lallemand premium brewing yeast offers brewers unmatched consistency, reliability and purity from one batch of beer to the next

"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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used this yeast often with good results
Dino F on Mar 7, 2023
no temp controller
Matthew S on Mar 1, 2023
used this yeast often with good results
Dino F on Mar 7, 2023
charles h on Mar 6, 2023
no temp controller
Matthew S on Mar 1, 2023
goes with the kit
Anthony T on Feb 22, 2023
Never used before.
Valued C on Jan 25, 2023
try a new strain
Matt S on Jan 20, 2023
Had good success with Lallemand on a recent kit, thought I'd try it again.
JONATHAN B on Jan 7, 2023
Never used it before.
Shawn Gerhard on Jan 6, 2023
Have not tried yet
Fred Weber on Jan 4, 2023
A good ipa yeast
David P on Dec 14, 2022
I've been repitching my last packet just shy of 10 times, time to start a fresh one.
John on Dec 13, 2022
I picked this to go with my Blonde Ale kit.
Tyler Crawford on Nov 30, 2022
this is th yeast for making Anchor Steam clones
William S on Nov 24, 2022
like to keep some extra dry ale yeast
Michael H on Nov 16, 2022
Saw some good reviews about it
Erik W on Nov 14, 2022
trying something different
Slowbrew on Nov 4, 2022
Wanted a dry yeast intended for an ale
June B on Oct 28, 2022
Love lallemand brand of yeast
Phillip evans on Oct 25, 2022
Good dry yeast
Bill S on Oct 13, 2022
Recipe called for a west coast ale yeast
Tommy on Oct 11, 2022
Stores easily
John K on Oct 10, 2022
great yeast for dry fermentation, I use super-kleer to clear
douglas schroeder on Sep 28, 2022
Required for fermentation
Matt on Sep 28, 2022
Forum recommended
Chris W on Aug 30, 2022
Best clean ale yeast to sub in for a lager for my buddy who doesn't have fermentation temp control and doesn't notice the 2 day lag time on this yeast when he uses it.
Ron N on Aug 30, 2022
It works well
Brian A M on Aug 18, 2022
Recommend from a friend
Chip M on Aug 18, 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 Owens on Apr 13, 2022
Clean fermenting ale yeast
Corey C on Apr 13, 2022
Best Price
David Lesher 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
charles h on Mar 6, 2023
goes with the kit
Anthony T on Feb 22, 2023

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Rated 5 out of 5
Just a realy food yeast and is versatile.
January 20, 2023
1 year ago
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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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
over 3 years 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
over 3 years 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
over 3 years 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 4 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 3 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 5 years ago