Hey folks - this is NinaB, wife, sidekick and brewers enabler to Al B, the bugfarmer. East Coast Yeast is a hobby-based business (read - more about passion and fun than cash) out of Central NJ. Had no idea there was so much chatter on other homebrew boards about ECY's cultures, so since you all are interested, thought I'd let you know what we're up to:
We had our FB page up (albeit minimally useful) and ran into some trouble with the powers that be in FB. Think I got that straightened out and the page is back up. Webpage is still pending although we've registered the domain name. Right now we don't plan to take direct orders for individuals - as you all seem to know, the best way to get ECY cultures is through Princeton Homebrew. This seems the most feasible way to get cultures out for now. If you plan to drive over to Joe's for cultures, we recommend calling first. Joe's also been shipping cross-country. Right now we're aiming to drop off some bottles at Joe's next weekend - I'll try to get details up on Facebook.
We have some other ideas for getting cultures out (like taking large homebrew club orders for bulk delivery or ship) and Al's had some projects with The Bruery (CA), Dock Street (Philly), Goose Island (Chicago), and with Rogue (Eugene)....but like I said, this is hobby level (damn those day jobs!) so please bear with us as we figure this out!