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Seasonal Yeast – White Labs WLP076 Old Sonoma Ale Yeast

This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is..

White Labs WLP076 Old Sonoma Ale Yeast

“Yeast from an historic brewery in Northern California, this strain was embraced by the early pioneers of craft beer in America and continues to be a great choice for those seeking to use a traditional British-style yeast. A neutral and versatile strain, it is a great choice for pale ales, porters, and stouts.”

Rumored to be from the previous incarnation of New Albion Brewing Company. Relationship with the rebooted company is unknown.

Vital stats:

Attenuation – 70-74%
Flocculation – Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp. – 66-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance – Medium

Manufactured in May and June. Could be available through December.

Be sure to check out the other seasonal yeasts for this period:

White Labs: 072 French Ale, 410 Belgian Wit II

Wyeast: 1581 Belgian Stout, 2005 Cerveza Mexican Lager, 2575 Kölsch II