Although, they (Wyeast) do still make Pacman yeast. However, I don't like ordering yeast during the dog days of summer, even with a cold pack or two, as I've gotten it before almost hot in the shipping box.
Exactly! I gave up on internet ordering liquid yeast a long time ago. Even though I can get a NB order in three days, it's just not worth it. A liquor store here stocks most common White Labs strains and will special order just about any others for me. So, I am a White Labs man. I do use a lot of dry - S-05 and S-04 are used heavily in my brewery. Chico strain has been the closest thing to a "house yeast" for me. I don't want to say I'm turning against it - it's a danged good yeast, but I have come to see that it is a not a once size fits all. White Labs has a big selection for a reason - it's time to play with yeast strains
If you want a Rogue-ish mouthfeel then I would go with WLP002, but WLP001 will lend a cleaner and dryer profile. Depends on what you would prefer fruitier/silkier or cleaner/dryer?Thanks for the succinct distinction, bluesman. That really clears it up. I am doing a Porter here in a week or so with London Ale (013) so I will see how I like that yeast. I'm thinking that or the English Ale or Dry English Ale as several of you suggested. Thanks for all the help everybody!