The Importance of Yeast Choice to Brew Trendy Beer Styles

During this seminar, we will explore the world of dry yeast and fermentation to understand how these microorganisms can help you to brew trendy beer styles such as New England IPA (NEIPA) or Italian Grape Ale (IGA). Better knowing dry yeasts and better understanding their characteristics will allow you to get the best out of them.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the select the right yeast strain for a specific beer style
  • Illustrate the impact of yeast strain choice on the final beer
  • Hear recommendations for yeast strains to use depending on the aroma and flavor profile of the beer you want to brew

About the Speaker

José Pizarro has an agricultural engineering degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (oenology major) and also a master of science in agriculture, food technology, and environmental sciences from L’École d’Ingénieurs de Purpan in Toulouse, France. His beer education comes from the Siebel Institute. He has close to ten years’ international experience in the fermented beverage industry, working in production as well as for ingredient suppliers in Europe, South America, and, since 2019, as Technical Regional Sales Manager for Fermentis by Lesaffre for East North America and the Gulf of Mexico. When he is not travelling, he likes to hike, mountain bike, and spend time with his wife and son in Asheville, North Carolina.

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