Omega Yeast Labs 071 Lutra Kveik Ale Yeast
Isolated from our Hornindal Kveik (OYL-091) culture, Lutra is shockingly clean with unrivaled speed when pitched at 90°F (32°C).
The strain is perfect for brewing a refreshing pseudo-lager without the lead time of a lager. Lutra is your worry-free way to navigate the evolving demand for cold ones.
Lutra™ is a recently-discovered hidden performer within the historic Hornindal blend. It was suspected to be the surprise star of a professional brewer’s Helles, brewed with the full Hornindal blend.
Capable of producing a clean canvas, Lutra™ was isolated and analyzed by our brewing scientists.
Less ester-expressive than any other kveik we have encountered, Lutra retains the kveik ability to ferment favorably at very high temperatures relative to other European-origin strains, and therefore with unusual speed:
Our tasting panel described a sample Helles brewed with the Lutra™ isolate as clean, crisp, dry, grainy, and “lemony dough.”
According to a battery of test brews, Lutra maintained an ultra-clean profile when fermented at 68°F – 95°F.
For the most lager-like profile, ferment between 68°F – 72°F.