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Kveik Yeast: find out what the hype is

Kveik Yeast: find out what the hype is

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Kveik yeast over the last couple of years, but what exactly is it? What's the history behind it? And what does it taste like?

So first and foremost, let's get the pronunciation down because that's a super weird spelling. The word is pronounced "K-VIKE" and it's traditionally an a Norwegian "farmhouse yeast".

I say "farmhouse" loosely because it's not farmyardy at all. In fact, I found it to be the polar opposite.

For me, "farmyard" should litterally taste like a farm. It should have that grassy, hay-like or earthy notes of a classic saison, but Kveik yeast has none of those flavours. 

What do Kveik beers taste like?

Instead, this Kveik yeast gives off super fruit esters during fermentation such as, "fresh pineapple, mango and tangerine, which complement fruit-forward hops".

On top of giving off super tasty flavours, this yeast is also a bit of a super star when it comes to fermentation times.

What is the fermentation time for Kveik yeast?

A typical beer will take about 2 weeks to ferment out- give or take at least- but it's been noted that Kveik yeast can ferment out in as little as 3 days!

This yeast is like the Speedy Gonzales of all yeast varieties!

To think that a brewer can have a beer ready in 3 days is kinda hard for me to fathom, but it's all made possible with the yeast. 

Anyways, if you've tried any beers with Kveik yeast, then you know what I'm talking about, but if not, then get on that. You can find all our Kveik yeast beers using the link below.