For the first time ever, the DC Beer Show episode highlights a yeast business. Jasper Yeast is located next to Ocelot Brewing Company in Dulles, Virginia.
Adam and Richard visit with the team – Jasper Akerboom and Travis Tedrow. They discuss how the company was established and the experience that each team member brings to the company.
What exactly does Jasper Yeast do?
Yeast is one of the most important parts of the brewing process. It adds flavor and body to a beer. Without it, nothing would work.
Jasper and Travis explain how yeast growing is a completely different world than brewing. They take their explanation to the scientific level by explaining the isolation process of yeast.
Jasper Yeast offers about 300 different yeast strains to its customers. Adam and Richard learn about the different flavor notes that yeast can bring to a beer.
Jasper and Travis also theorize about what new styles of beer may be coming our way based on the yeast being yielded.