FWIW, Wyeast is also bringing back some old yeasts and looking to release some totally new ones.
Do you any specifics on anything they're coming with? I'm hoping for some characterFUL British strains (fingers-crossed).
I'm super bummed about 2035 and budvar - both excellent strains. Luckily, I have 2035 in my frozen bank, but not budvar (might need to add that if I can still find it).
Ya know there are at least some interesting British strains out for 1st quarter PC, right? I don't feel comfortable divulging any more info until I ask them.
Actually, I had forgot to check on those - thanks for pointing them out. Last I checked (December) it was still showing last quarter's private collection. The 1768 was fine but nothing to write home about (for me). The cask ale sounds like it's not quite what I'm after, but the Thames Valley II seems like it might fit the bill.
Anyone used 1882 Thames Valley II that would like to comment on it? Ester/fruit-wise, how prominent is the character?
And, that would be awesome to see 3726 offered as a year-round strain. I banked some about 5 years ago and have been using it about once a year ever since. Definitely my favorite saison strain; opposite side of the court than 3711, IMO.