It’s a Mad, Mad (Fermentationist) World…Starting February 27


I’ll skip the normal blog pleasantries and just get right down to the details, because this one is exciting!!

Next Homebrew Culture Pre-Sale Starts February 27!

Mark your calendars! Homebrew Cultures will be available again in less than a week.

The Pre-Sale starts February 27 at Noon CT and ends March 5 at Midnight. All orders will then ship out the week of March 20 (Update: Orders after February 28 will ship on or before March 27).

All of our cultures will be available again in Homebrew Packs through the Pre-Sale:

  1. Chardonnay – Local Yeast
  2. Funk Weapon #1 – Brett
  3. Funk Weapon #2 – Brett
  4. Funk Weapon #3 – Brett
  5. S. arlingtonesis – Local Yeast
  6. Saison Parfait – Brewer’s Yeast Blend
  7. Sour Solera Blend (Winter 2017 Edition) – Sacch, Brett and Souring Bacteria Blend
  8. Sour Weapon – Quick Souring Pedio Blend

But that’s not all!!

We’re pumped to announce our first Culture Collaboration, with Michael Tonsmeire, The Mad Fermentationist!

The Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend (MFSB) consists of Saison yeast, wild Saccharomyces, rare Brettanomyces and an opportunistic Lactobacillus culture. Together they can make a beautiful tart, funky saison that is even further elevated by fruity hops.

But don’t take my word for it, check out the product page and stay tuned for Mike Tonsmeire’s blog post about the culture!

The MFSB is available exclusively through Bootleg Biology. And can be ordered for the first time through our Homebrew Culture Pre-Sale starting February 27. Commercial Brewers, please contact us about 2BBL and larger pitch sizes.

It’s really hard to convey how exciting this is for Bootleg, and me personally. Mike Tonsmeire’s blog and articles really helped kick start many of the ideas behind Bootleg. I first met Mike four years ago when we were both living in the D.C. area, and I was just an ambitious homebrewer. He gave a ton of encouragement when Bootleg Biology was in its infancy. So needless to say, this is a big geek out moment for me!

Be sure to catch The Mad Fermentationist on an upcoming episode of The Sour Hour.

We’ve got more exclusive Culture Collaborations planned for the future too. So start cleaning those fermenters!

Homebrew Culture Retailers

There’s no place more important to the health of the homebrew community than the local homebrew store. Thanks to the knowledgeable and caring owners and employees of these stores, many of us pitched our first yeast, paddled our first mash or won our first competition.

That’s why we’re super excited to expand the list of Bootleg Biology Approved Homebrew Culture Retailers. For the near future, each store will have a limited supply of individual cultures so please contact them if you have questions about availability.

Homebrew Stores will have their cultures starting the week of March 20.

If you’d like to start carrying our Homebrew Cultures or Yeast Wrangling Kits, please reach out to us through our Contact Form.

That’s all for now.

To Fermentation!


About Jeff Mello

Chief Yeast Wrangler @bootlegbiology. I play with yeast so you don't have to. You may have already met my beard.

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