License our technology

If you are interested in using Berkeley Yeast products at larger scales, our Licensing Program is a great way to get even more from our technologies. Advantages include:

Access to Exclusive Strains

As a licensing customer, you gain access to our full library, which opens up even more extraordinary possibilities with some of our most advanced technologies. For example, use Summerstone to create a level of complex and authentic stone fruit character that cannot be achieved with fruit. Or use strains in our LNA series to create non-alcoholic beer that tastes like full-strength beer. These strains allow for significantly reduced inputs, better margins, and the ability to achieve flavors and characteristics that will differentiate your brand.

Comprehensive Support and Resources

Our team is here to support you every step of the way. From technical support to resources for propagation, we’ve got you covered. Access parts lists, standard operating procedures, and dedicated support from our team. Even if you’ve never propagated yeast in-house before, our technical support and resources will allow you to produce and maintain consistently high quality yeast.

Complex Flavors with High Margins

Most sources of complex flavors require so much additional expense—whether the material itself or the extra labor that goes into it—that margins get very thin. Licensing of our technologies is priced so you can make complex flavors and drive high margins.

Environmental Stewardship

Join our commitment to sustainability. Whether you have a sustainability program or you simply believe in doing what’s right, together we can reduce our environmental impact. By opting into our Licensing Program, you can reduce your reliance on large overnight shipments of liquid yeast and reduce your environmental footprint.

How it works

Get started with three easy steps.

Sign up for licensing

Contact us to get started. We’ll send you pricing and get you signed up for licensing our patented technologies.

Propagate for brewing

We’ll send you pitches or slants for step up. With our comprehensive support and resources, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Report usage via our web form

The cost of licensing our technology is determined by total BBLs sold. Billing is determined on a quarterly basis.

Licensing Only Strains

Licensing Only

Fresh Augustiner

Fresh Augustiner produces complex and rich lagers with accentuated malt character. A touch of biscuit and a dash of sulfur.

Engineered trait
Prevents diacetyl formation
Parent strain
Augustiner Lager
Temperature range
50-62° F
Attenuation
72-75%
Flocculation
Med
Haze
Low
Pitch rate
1,500,000 Cells/mL/Degree Plato
Licensing Only

Fresh Hazy Chico

Fresh Hazy Chico produces the same clean profile that you get from Fresh Chico, except this strain also produces a stable haze. It’s the perfect strain for hazy West Coast IPAs and other hazy styles.

Engineered trait
Prevents diacetyl formation
Parent strain
Chico Ale
Temperature range
64-72° F
Attenuation
80-90%
Flocculation
Med
Haze
High
Pitch rate
750,000 Cells/mL/Degree Plato
Licensing Only

LNA Cabana Bayfair

LNA Cabana Bayfair provides a solid foundation for both clear and hazy IPAs. The go-to for crafting authentically hop-tropical non-alcoholic IPAs.

Engineered trait
Prevents maltose/maltotriose utilization + produces tropical character
Parent strain
Bayfair
Temperature range
64-72° F
Attenuation
10-25%
Flocculation
Med
Haze
Low-Med
Pitch rate
1,500,000 Cells/mL/Degree Plato
Licensing Only

LNA Classic Bayfair

LNA Classic Bayfair produces classic craft beer but without the alcohol. It’s designed to be highly versatile, so you can use it to make a complete beer or a base layer for a flavor forward product.

Engineered trait
Prevents maltose/maltotriose utilization + produces classic hop character
Parent strain
Bayfair
Temperature range
64-72° F
Attenuation
10-25%
Flocculation
Med
Haze
Low-Med
Pitch rate
1,500,000 Cells/mL/Degree Plato
Licensing Only

Summerstone English

Summerstone English can make a simple ale that’s clean, drinkable and decidedly peach. Or, when combined with hops it drives a more jammy stone fruit character.

Engineered trait
Produces stone fruit character
Parent strain
English Ale
Temperature range
64-72° F
Attenuation
80-90%
Flocculation
High
Haze
Low
Pitch rate
750,000 Cells/mL/Degree Plato
Licensing Only

Sunburst Chico

Sunburst Chico elevates West-Coast IPAs by adding a dimension of pineapple. Pair it with fruit forward hops to transform your beer into a tropical punch.

Engineered trait
Produces tropical character
Parent strain
Chico Ale
Temperature range
64-72° F 
Attenuation
80-90%
Flocculation
Med
Haze
Low
Pitch rate
750,000 Cells/mL/Degree Plato
Licensing Only

Tamed Saison

Tamed Saison gives you all the exquisite flavor from the French farmhouse style but without the risks associated with its diastatic parental strain. Now you can make beautiful saisons with zero risk of spoilage.

Engineered trait
Diastatic trait removed
Parent strain
Saison (var. French)
Temperature range
64-88° F
Attenuation
75-90%
Flocculation
Low
Haze
Low
Pitch rate
1,125,000 Cells/mL/Degree Plato

Benefits

Why our Yeast?

From precise control over flavors and protection against the increasing vulnerability of crops, to greater product shelf stability and increased production efficiency, it’s time to rethink the value of yeast.

Custom strains

Extraordinary yeast made with you, for you

Although the possibilities of what yeast can do are endless, the only one that matters to you is the one that you need. We partner with food and beverage manufacturers to create exclusive yeast strains that are customized to address highly specific issues.