Largest Commercially Available Collection
Matthew met Lars Garshol by chance at the 2017 Collaboration Fest in Denver, CO. They were talking about a beer brewed by Ratio Brewing that featured Kveik Yeast. After talking briefly Lars discovered that Matthew had grown the yeast. Lars asked Matthew, "Want to trade for some Kveik Yeast?", without hesitation Matthew agreed.
Thanks to Lars, Propagate Lab now offers the largest selection of commercially available Kveik Strains.
What is so special about Kveik?
Kveik (properly pronounced "ka-wike"), a Norwegian word for yeast, are a unique group of domesticated saccharomyces cerevisiae. They are known for fermenting at temperatures of up to 100 F, producing very few esters and phenols, and fermenting very quickly. Thanks to research performed by Lars Garshol and Richard Priess we now know that this unique group of yeast has several genetic mutations that allow for high fermentation temperatures with very little phenol production.