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The Kveik Ring: Kolnasata [HB]

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The Kveik Ring: September 2022

Kolnasāta is sourced from a traditional Latvian brewer named Dainis Rakstiņš from the Bērzpils area. Despite the name, it is neither a Kolsch strain nor a Pils strain ;-) Kolnasāta offers up ample doses of pineapple esters along with medium attenuation and flocculation. It is POF- (non-phenolic) which means it can be used in a wide range of beers. The traditional beer it ferments is made by heating the mash using hot stones! 


Some resources on Latvian farmhouse brewing: 

Stone brewing in Latvia
Farmhouse Ales of Europe
Gallery of brewing on the Kolnasata farm

Notes:
This is not a kveik yeast but rather a continental European farmhouse strain. 
- We obtained permission to offer this strain from the brewer, who requested that anyone selling the yeast call it by the name Kolnasāta.
- We have performed whole genome sequencing of this strain. Genetically, it is part of a group of other Continential European Farmhouse Ale strains and is different from kveik. More on that to come!
- This strain is STA1- but shows growth on LCSM Agar indicating it is resistant to copper sulfate. 

Recommended pitch sizes are based on our standard pitch rates. Contact us if you're not sure how much yeast to order!