I just learned of this yeast at this years NHC. It is a fairly new, lesser known yeast, but has some wonderful flavors. I sampled some Saisons made from it at NHC. I was very exited to try some strains out over the summer, but it appears the sole distributor back east just halted shipments and will not ship all summer long due to concerns over high temperatures during shipment. While I can understand this, it is still ironic that the yeast will be unavailable to be shipped for summer brewing, when the style is perfect for brewing in hot summer months due to the high fermentation temp tolerances of Saison yeasts.
Any chance anyone out west has some of this yeast available for an anxious to try it brewer? I'm particularly interested in the ECY-03 and ECY-08 strains.