Works like an ale, produces like a lager.
LalBrew NovaLager is a true bottom-fermenting Saccharomyces pastorianus hybrid from the novel Group III lineage that has been selected to produce clean lager beers with distinct flavor characteristics and superior fermentation performance. LalBrew NovaLager is a robust lager strain with ideal characteristics for lager beer production including fast fermentations and high attenuation. The distinct flavor profile is very clean, with slight esters over a wide temperature range. LalBrew NovaLager 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 lager lineage that is distinct 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) that inhibits the production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) off-flavors, therefore reducing the maturation time associated with lager beer production.
NovaLager Yeast Features:
- Beer Styles: Lagers
- Aroma: Clean, low to medium ester, no sulfur
- Ideal Fermentation Temperature: 50–68°F
- Flocculation: Medium
- Attenuation: 78-84%
- Alcohol Tolerance: 13%
More about NovaLager Hybrid Lager Yeast:
Just as hop breeders use selective breeding to produce unique varieties of hops, yeast geneticists can generate novel strains with desirable traits. Brewer’s yeast has two mating types (analogous to two sexes). Yeast reproduction can be asexual and sexual. While asexual reproduction generates identical cells to the parental yeast strain, sexual reproduction generates hybrid cells that contain one set of genes from each of the parental strains. LalBrew NovaLager is a commercially available strain that was developed using this approach. It’s a true bottom-fermenting Saccharomyces pastorianus hybrid from the novel Group III (Renaissance Bioscience) lineage that has been selected to produce clean lager beers with unique flavor characteristics and superior fermentation performance.
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NovaLager is not a genetically modified yeast. Classical breeding technologies were used to select this strain, similar to breeding traditional agricultural crop plants.