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Fermentis Yeasts for German Lager Styles

This presentation will explore the history of German-based lager styles and the Fermentis SafLager™ yeast strains that would best be suited for the various styles. Included will be an overview of the history and geography of how different styles developed, as well as the brewing ingredients and traditional processes that have been used in Germany. In addition to an explanation of the evolution of lager yeast, a discussion of which SafLager™ yeast strains that can be considered will be presented, along with a deeper dive into the fermentation traits of the famous SafLager™ 34/70 strain from the Weihenstephan Brewery in Freising, Bavaria.

Denise Jones is a Technical Sales Support Manager for Fermentis – Americas – Distilling. She joined Fermentis in October of 2020. She has 27 years of brewing and distilling experience and has served as an international beer judge for over 20 years.
Denise attended the American Brewer’s Guild in Spring of 1995 and has created award winning beers for Great Basin Brewing Company in Sparks, Nevada, Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa, California, and Moylan’s Brewing Company in Novato, California. At Moylan’s, she began making whiskey washes for the sister distillery, Moylan’s Distilling, where she developed flavorful washes, assisted with distillations and barrel maturation decisions. In 2015 she accepted a position in Bamberg, Germany with Weyermann® Specialty Malts to become their Master Distiller/ Staff Brew Master, where she produced whiskeys, gins, bier schnapps and fruit brandies. Denise now lives and is based in the USA.