Anyone who has been around since the nineties knows that Wyeast 1338 and 2308 are also known as Wissenschaftliche Station strains #338 and #308, respectively. I always wondered what Wissenschaftliche Station meant. Well, it's short for Wissenschaftliche Station für Brauerei, which translates to Scientific Station for Brewing.
There were two major brewing science research stations in Germany. One was in Berlin while the other was in Munich. The Versuchs -und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (roughly, Experimental and Teaching Institute for Brewing) in Berlin is what we know today simply as VLB Berlin (https://www.vlb-berlin.org/en
). VLB is associated with the Technical University of Berlin. The Wissenschaftliche Station für Brauerei, Munich is what know today simply as Weihenstephan (https://books.google.com/books?id=-kE4AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA124&dq=Scientific+Brewing+Station,+Munich+closed&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qi2UVYHhM8zt-QGih4OADA&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Scientific
Brewing Station%2C Munich closed&f=false). Weihenstephan is associated with the Technical University of Munch. Weihenstephan strains carry an alternate accession number that starts with TUM instead of W (http://www.blq-weihenstephan.de/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/Mikroorganismen/Mikroorganismen_ENG/TUM_34-70___PCR.pdf
With that said, I am curious as to why Gary Bauer chose to use Wissenschaftliche Station instead of Weihenstephan when disclosing the source of 1338 and 2308? We know that 2124 is W-34/70, 2206 is W-206, 3068 is W-68, and 2565 is W-165. If these strains came from Munich (Weihenstephan) instead of Berlin (VLB) and the Wissenschaftliche Station accession numbers are correct, then 1338 is W-338 and 2308 is W-308. VLB was more than likely still behind the Iron Curtain when Gary Bauer brought the strains into the country. That's something to ponder.