If there was one thing we learned about at Homebrew Con 2019, the dry yeast makers have upped their game. We got a packet of Lallemand’s American East Coast Ale yeast and we took it for a whirl. Check out this video as we taste the results of a NEIPA or NEAPA that we brewed using this yeast strain.

How Did The Yeast Perform?

This beer had a starting gravity of 1.060 so I felt pretty confident that I could pitch the yeast right out of the packet. The fermentation started in less than a day. It was showing off a nice band of krausen when I woke up the next morning.

The finishing gravity was 1.011 making for a nice, dry finish. The yeast strain was able to handle the simple sugar I added to the boil to help me get that dry finish.

If you are looking to brew with a yeast that works for hoppy style, make sure you include this packet as one of your choices.