The Legend of Wyeast: The Best Yeast in the Country

You brew is only as good as your yeast

At Castle Rock Homebrew Supply we only carry the absolute best ingredients, and that includes the best strains on yeast available in the whole country. Besides White Labs and Indland Island yeast, we also carry strains from WYEAST Labs, overlooking Mt. Hood in Oregon. But why the name WYEAST? The name, besides being great for a yeast laboratory, is both rich and legendary.

The legend of Wyeast

The natives in Oregon still refer to Mount Hood as Wyeast, due to the legend of Wyeast, Klickitat and Loo-wit.

The legend of Wyeast

The natives of the Mt. Hood area, still refer to the mountain as Wyeast. The legend goes that two brothers each ruled over the land and people on either side of  what we now know as the Cascades of the Columbia in Oregon. But as most legends goes, the peace between the two brothers, Wyeast (pronounced Why-East) was soon broken over the affections of a beautiful lady who lived by the river. The woman, Loo-wit, could not choose between the Wyeast and his brother Klickitat. The two brothers’ fighting soon grew so fierce that the people ruled by Wyeast joined in the fight against the people ruled by Klickitat and soon it was an all-out war between the two brothers. This angered the Great Spirit who had granted them the land in the first place. In true fairy tale fashion, the Great Spirit was so angered by the fighting that he turned the two brothers into mountains. Klickitat became Mount Adams and Wyeast became Mount Hood and the beautiful woman they fought over became the snow-capped peaks of Mount St. Helens.

Let the spirit of Wyeast live on in great beer and wine

Caslte Rock has the best yeast strains in Colorado

Caslte Rock has the best yeast strains in Colorado

Legends and folklore aside, Wyeast Laboratories has the best strains of yeast in the country to help you keep the spirit of Wyeast alive in your next homebrew or homemade wine. Stop by Castle Rock for the best ingredients to help you become the best wine maker and homebrewer you can be.

Learn to make wine at Castle Rock in Colorado

Castle Rock also carries yeast strains from White Labs

Castle Rock also carries yeast strains from White Labs

If you’re interested in learning how to make your own wine at home, come and talk to the experts at Castle Rock Homebrew Supply. We can help you pick out the best yeast for the type of wine you want to make. We also have all the latest and greatest winemaking equipment at great prices. And if you need a little starter course, keep an eye on our calendar for classes on making your own wine. Registration is always required, so it’s never too soon to sign up for a class or two. See you at Castle Rock.

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