What is bootleg biology?

Bootleg Biology is a full-service yeast lab for professional brewers and homebrewers.

From our location in Nashville, TN, we’ve earned a reputation for award-winning, creative cultures that meet the rigorous demands of a brewery while still satisfying brewers’ goals to push the envelope.

From crispy lagers and juicy IPAs to complex mixed fermentations, Bootleg has a culture for every brew. All of our yeast is made fresh, ensuring optimal
viability and keeping you on schedule.

Our lab offers a wide range of quality control testing to ensure your product meets your high standards, including PCR testing for common contaminants, IBU testing, selective media plating and more.

DIYeast / Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

A Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit in its natural habitat

Education of basic DIY techniques related to the science of fermentation, specifically the capturing and isolating of yeast is at the core of Bootleg Biology’s mission.

To further our mission and expand our library we created the Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit which includes everything the experimental homebrewer needs to capture wild bugs, create agar plates, and isolate wild yeast.

The Tool Kit includes detailed illustrated step-by-step instructions as well as links to the DIYeast section of our site which is constantly updated with detailed information, graphics and a streaking video.

As an added bonus, each kit comes with a Bootleg Biology Contributor pack. Once you’ve isolated a strain, becoming a Contributor is a simple as sticking a cultured swab in a pre-paid envelope and dropping it in a mailbox.