Lallemand Launch New Yeast Strain, LalBrew Pomona, For Modern, Hop-Forward Beers

June 5, 2024, by Media Release

Lallemand Launch New Yeast Strain, LalBrew Pomona, For Modern, Hop-Forward Beers

You don't need us to tell you that hop-forward IPAs are rather popular with both brewers and drinkers. And now Lallemand have given brewers a new tool for creating such beers with the release of their LalBrew Pomona yeast strain.

You can read more about the new release below.

Media Release: Lallemand releases LalBrew Pomona™, the yeast for modern, hop-forward beers

Lallemand Brewing is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its latest innovation LalBrew Pomona™ Modern Hybrid IPA Yeast. LalBrew Pomona™ is a hybrid yeast that was selected for flavour and fermentation performance in hoppy beers.

Named after the goddess of fruit trees, LalBrew Pomona™ produces a unique and juicy flavour profile with notes of peach, citrus, and tropical fruits. This strain was developed by our partner Escarpment Laboratories, an innovative Canadian yeast company and industry leader in solution-based yeast selection and hybridisation. 

"We used yeast breeding to cross a highly aromatic strain with a super robust and reliable strain. Then we used a process called adaptive lab evolution to adapt it to the unique fermentation conditions of IPAs, enhancing biotransformation and haze,” says Richard Priess, co-founder of Escarpment Laboratories.

The result of this research and selection is a fruity, stress-tolerant, and robust strain that enhances biotransformation and haze for modern IPA styles. This product is available in 500g and in 11g sachets in the coming months.

Since their introduction into the craft market around 2003, hazy IPAs have firmly cemented themselves as a pervasively popular and highly demanded style in the brewing universe. With its carefully selected flavour profile, LalBrew Pomona™ answers the market’s ever-present demand from brewers chasing the divine balance of fruit and hop flavours. Commercial trials have received rave reviews, and we anticipate this to be one of our most beloved strains for many years to come.

In a nutshell, why is LalBrew Pomona™ a game-changer?

  • High Biotransformation potential 
  • Unique flavour profile with notes of peach, citrus, and tropical fruit
  • Selected for fermentation in high-gravity and highly hopped wort
  • Haze-positive for stable haze 
  • Robust and repitchable

To learn more about LalBrew Pomona™ please visit the product page.

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