When you work with yeast as much as we do, it doesn’t take long to notice that they’ve all got their own unique personalities. From spicy saisons to laid-back lagers, and bossy Bretts to cool-headed Calis, each strain shows off their quirks both in the lab and in the beer.
Isn’t it time you figured out your yeast-based counterpart to celebrate this beautiful summer solstice? Read on to discover what yeast strain you are based on your Zodiac sign. And remember, whatever the stars may throw at you always know that there’s a yeast who can guide you along the way!
Aries (March 21-April 20)
Go-getter Aries, you are always ready to take on any task and do it to your fullest. Determined and confident you have the passion to do whatever you set your mind to, just like French Saison. The headstrong yeast that won’t stop fermenting until the job is done and just like you, Aries, French Saison can tend to get a bit spicy when it really matters.
Taurus (April 21-May 20)
Reliable and dedicated Taurus, you make a consistent and familiar friend. You may be stubborn and uncompromising but you’re always there when help is needed. If there’s a yeast who knows what it is like to be consistently depended upon it’s old-reliable Vermont. Both of you may be a bit possessive when it comes to brandishing power but it’s because you know how to get the job done right every time.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The duality of Geminis is present in your adaptability and ability to act as a mediator in any situation. Geminis are curious and quick learners great at finding new and innovative solutions. Much like the new and innovative JÖTUNN, balance is the name of the game. While some may view indecisiveness as a flaw, you and JÖTUNN both know that answering “why not both?” can be the best choice.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Tenacious yet imaginative, Cancer you certainly are multifaceted, and somehow know how to simultaneously be analytical yet creative. You can become insecure or pessimistic when you’re down, but it’s time to hype you up. Cancer, just like Voss Kveik you may not be the most boisterous of the bunch, but your drive and unique creativity make for a daring combination of no-nonsense and bold.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leos are certainly a stubborn bunch, but it’s no wonder when you’re driven by such passion and generosity. When a Leo shines you are full of bright, cheerful creativity just like the punchy, fruity, and funky Brussels Brett. Still, both of you prefer to take your time and can be a little on the inflexible side. But that’s no worry because a determined Leo, just like a determined Brussels Brett, is well worth the wait.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgos, embrace your type A characteristics, because being analytical and hardworking pays off for both people and yeasts. And the hardest working yeast is Isar Lager, because to make a clean, crisp beer Isar has lots of work to do and needs to stay organized and motivated. Virgos, don’t forget to follow Isar’s lead on the second step too because taking some time to rest and lager lets you recoup from constantly going.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Diplomatic and gracious, Libra, you are amazing at creating a welcoming space and finding fair-minded solutions to problems. You may be indecisive but that can lead you to find creative methods of compromise. Because of these attributes you’re great at bringing people together, just like Kölsch yeast. Kölsch yeast generates the most balanced blend of ale qualities and lager flavours, and if there’s anyone who knows balance, it’s you Libras.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpios make the best life-long friends, and it’s no wonder because your passion and dedication are unmatched. Get on a Scorpio’s bad side though and it can be hard to regain their trust. The Classic Wit too can be a fantastic and loyal companion, but the Classic Wit is not afraid to let you know when you get on its bad side. Both Scorpios and Classic Wit given the right care will happily reveal their complex and multi-faceted selves.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Forward-thinking Sagittarius you have big dreams and a big heart. When you make a promise you mean well, even if you’re not always the most well-versed in the details. But Sagittarius we certainly appreciate your idealistic vision here, because you have the same lofty ambitions as Krispy Kveik. If a long-lost Norwegian yeast can become the rising star in hot, fast, clean, and crushable lager-like beers, then just imagine what you can accomplish!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
When I think of someone who is responsible, disciplined, and dedicated I think of you, Capricorn. You’re a natural leader, but don’t let stealing the limelight dim those around you. That same strong-willed discipline has made Cali Ale yeast the leader of many breweries repertoires, and for good reasons. You and Cali are both powerhouses, and you’re at your best when you work with others so you can all showcase your best qualities.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Aquarius, you are a real go with the flow type; progressive, independent, and original. Saying that, I hope you won’t mind this creative diversion because your yeast, well, isn’t a yeast. You and Lacto Blend 2.0 are both forging your own unique path and that means you can get a little temperamental along the way. Nonetheless, you both keep striving to new heights because ‘new and improved’ looks good on you both.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
The sage of the Zodiac, Pisces, you are both a compassionate ear and an artistic expressionist. You open yourself up to people easily in order to dispense wisdom, but this can leave you vulnerable and fearful. Take some inspiration from your equal, Überweizen, who also ebbs and flows with the input from others. Adaptability to different environments is beneficial, but lift yourself up too and become your über-self.