Commercial Pitches & Services

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Commercial Pitches

Interested in using Bootleg Biology cultures at your brewery, winery or distillery? All of our current and previously released cultures are available as pitches for 1BBL to 30BBL sized fermentations. Custom blends of these cultures are also available upon request.

Shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. Shipping is via FedEx or UPS. Next Day Ground is available to customers in TN, KY, & AL. Two Day Ground shipping available to nearly half of the U.S. Yes, we’re able to ship internationally!

LIMITED TIME ONLY (NOVEMBER 2017): Commercial pitches of Sour Weapon L (Lactobacillus plantarum) and Sour Weapon P (Pediococcus pentosaceus) are heavily discounted. Order online now while you can!

To start your order, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We’ll contact you shortly!

Commercial Services

Bootleg Biology’s lab is equipped with advanced tools and equipment for culture propagation, banking and brewery quality control testing. We want to use our expertise to help Craft Breweries without a full lab make the best beer possible! We offer:

  • Culture Banking: Permanently bank your house yeast or bacteria in pure or mixed culture form within a laboratory-grade freezer, ensuring no mutations. Have a clean beer accidentally pick up contamination and the results are surprisingly good? Don’t lose those magic bugs! We can save them for future use. All banked cultures can be propped up to 15 BBL pitches (and often larger).
  • Contamination Check: Verify that pure culture beer in fermenter, brite or package is free from yeast or bacterial contaminants. Detect low level microbial contaminants now before they sour, over carbonate or create off-flavors in sold product.
  • IBU (bitterness): Independently verify hops and hopping procedures are generating the projected IBUs. Help verify brews are consistent, shelf-stable and marketing materials are accurate!
  • SRM (color): Measure the color of beer samples from packaged product for internal QC reference or marketing.
  • Yeast Cell Counts & Viability Check: Take the guess work out of determining proper repitching amounts. Low-viability and improper pitch counts are some of the most common reasons for poor fermentations and off-flavors. (Middle Tennessee Area Only)
  • CIP Verification: Clean with confidence! Immediately determine if your CIP and other brewery cleaning procedures are actually effective by measuring for ATP on soft parts and CIP rinse water. (Middle Tennessee Area Only)
  • Local Yeast Capturing, Culturing, Banking & Genetic Sequencing: Love local yeast? Why not have your own house culture? We can either visit your area to capture local yeast samples or can culture and isolate a sample sent by you. Cultures can then be permanently banked and propped for your future use. Additionally, we can have a portion of your culture’s genome sequenced; the most accurate way of determining the species of a local culture.

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What can we help you with? If cultures, please let us know what culture or custom blend you are interested in, pitch size, and if you have any delivery timeline requirements.