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21 October 2022

Introducing new lager yeast strain

New yeast strain | LalBrew NovaLager™ is a true bottom fermenting Saccharomyces pastorianus hybrid from a novel lineage that has been selected to produce clean lager beers with distinct flavor characteristics and superior fermentation performance. This robust lager yeast strain with ideal brewing properties, including fast fermentations and high attenuation, has recently become commercially available.

LalBrew NovaLager™ is the result of the research and development work of Renaissance Bioscience Corp. from Vancouver BC, Canada – a beverage yeast technology company dedicated to developing yeasts that address and solve the beverage industry’s most important challenges –, in partnership with Lallemand Brewing – a privately held Canadian company specializing in the research, development, production, marketing and distribution of yeast and bacteria.  It was selected using classical and non-GMO breeding methods to obtain a novel Saccharomyces cerevisiae x Saccharomyces eubayanus hybrid strain that defines a novel Group III (Renaissance) lager lineage, different from any other traditional Saccharomyces pastorianus strains.

This strain is a low VDK/diacetyl producer and utilizes patented technology from the University of California Davis (USA) to ensure no hydrogen sulfide is produced, therefore reducing the maturation time associated with lager beer production. Through expression of a β-glucosidase enzyme, LalBrew NovaLager™ can promote hop biotransformation and accentuate hop flavor and aroma. All these above characteristics make it a new and unique tool specially adapted to craft brewing conditions.