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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Never fail yeast with no added flavors
Alton B on Oct 15, 2021
I need
Walter G on Oct 14, 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
It worked great last time
Brian A M on Jul 19, 2021
Great Yeast
Bryan & Jenna K on Jul 16, 2021
good onr
scooter p on Jun 29, 2021
Like it better in West Coast IPAs than US-05.
Jeremiah W on Jun 17, 2021
ships easier
BERNARD J BOGANSKY J on Jun 16, 2021
Very Good active yeast
Bryan & Jenna K on Jun 8, 2021
Purple is pretty
Richard Z on Jun 8, 2021
Dry yeast so more stable for shipping, know it is good from past use.
Jeff M on May 27, 2021
Been a very successful yeast for me thus far
Bryan & Jenna K on May 7, 2021
Reliable yeast
Michael F on May 6, 2021
Home brewing a Brown Ale
Beth R on Apr 28, 2021
god success previous use
william G on Apr 15, 2021
Looks good
James B E on Apr 13, 2021
who among us doesn't love this yeast?
J. K on Mar 15, 2021
Denny also said so!
Dennis A on Feb 22, 2021
I have had good luck with dry Lallamand not so much with liquid
KEN T on Feb 18, 2021
Trying it for the first time
Jeb S on Feb 17, 2021
Used it before
Tommy on Feb 2, 2021
Like dry yeast. Haven’t tried this one
Paul on Jan 30, 2021
I can not get liquid yeast from you that is not spoiled
ryan k on Jan 28, 2021
prefer dry
Chris M on Jan 15, 2021
My wife's favorite
Gary S on Jan 15, 2021
Hope its good
Phillip M on Dec 31, 2020
never too much yeast
Matthew Sabin on Dec 29, 2020
I have used prior
Dan C on Dec 22, 2020
wide temperature range ale yeast
Vitaliy K on Dec 1, 2020
it was the choice
David G on Nov 26, 2020
Wanna try it
MONTE M on Nov 17, 2020
The best dry ale yeast!
JACOB M on Oct 31, 2020
go with kit
Michael C on Oct 26, 2020
with the kit
Eric Chi Chuen on Oct 23, 2020
Going with the brand. I need this style in a dry yeast and have had excellent results with Lallemand
Paul J M on Oct 22, 2020
Im experimenting with this yeast
Michael Benoit on Oct 20, 2020
Need yeast to make beer
Victor B on Sep 29, 2020
Good experience using it on an Ale Bock
Chuckles on Sep 25, 2020
Good yeast for hazy
Michael W on Sep 23, 2020
Victor B on Sep 23, 2020
Recommended on the site
Noel C on Sep 22, 2020
to make small batches
Daniel Manzur B on Sep 11, 2020
goes with the b3 stout
Tim Roscher on Oct 14, 2021
Like it and have had excellent results. Very sim to larger yeast
Chuckles on Sep 25, 2021

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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
6 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 2 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 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Quick starting, vigorous fermentation and great flocculation.
April 19, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice change
First time using in a long time...made the Simcoe and Mosaic really pop
April 6, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Clean, easy to use
After using exclusively wet yeasts for years, I decided to give this a try on a really simple, west coast pale ale to see how the yeast performs. Really clean, balanced yeast, no off flavors, no unusual esters. And it's also nice and cheap! I'll definitely be using this again.
May 14, 2019
over 2 years ago