Omega Yeast produces fresh, high quality and pitch-ready liquid yeast for Probrewers and Homebrewers. We’re a dedicated crew located in Chicago and St. Louis — a handful of microbiologists, homebrewers, professional brew staff and craft beer fans who have made it our express purpose to make brewing easier and better for everyone.

Be Fresh

We believe the best yeast is the freshest yeast. That’s why our Probrew pitches are always custom made-to-order, and delivered the date you need them. And Homebrewers can find a selection of our vigorously healthy yeast at a local homebrew shop near you.

Be Curious

We believe in experimentation, innovation and questioning the status quo, which is why we produce over 75 strains, including common workhorse varieties and several unique ones that you can’t find anywhere else. Our proprietary propagation method generates metabolically strong yeast cells, with consistent fermentation and optimized cell counts.

Be Helpful

As much as we love our yeast, we’re just as proud of our people and service. We promise to make it easy for you to focus on brewing because we’re always here for you. Check out our resources or email us any questions — we’re here to help.

We hope to work with you!

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Lance Shaner + Mark Schwarz

Founders

Testimonial elmhurst

Lance and crew at Omega are great, new place looks fantastic and the yeast is quality. Keep up the good work guys.

Cam Horn, Elmhurst Brewing Co., Chicago, IL
Testimonial el castor

The Omega lacto blend (OYL-605) worked exactly as advertised, and sourced 20 bbl’s of un-hopped wort overnight to a pH of 3.4. We’re very happy with the results, and will be using it again.

Daniel, Le Castor Brewing Co., Rigaud, QC, Canada
Testimonial honest weight

We really love working with Omega. Every order is delivered on time, the yeast is always fresh and reliable, plus their staff is super knowledgeable and always willing to help.

Sean Nolan, Honest Weight Artisan Beer, Orange, MA
Testimonial devil

Excellent customer service, yeast strains, viability and health of product. Omega helps me make the best beer possible, and I look forward to using them in the years to come as my brewery grows. Via Kviek!

Eric Walker, Devil and the Deep Brewery, Galveston, TX
Testimonial singlespeed

Not only is Omega at the forefront of innovation in yeast, but Lance, Mark, and team are extremely dedicated to providing customer service of the utmost quality. There seems to be a strong relationship between trends in craft beer and new products coming from Omega, be it with the use of their Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, or Lactobacillus strains.

Austin Myers, Single Speed Brewing Co., Waterloo, IA
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    Director of Research & Development

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    Gregor Brower

    Director of Quality

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    Samuel Webb

    Director of Operations

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    Adi Hastings

    Orders Specialist

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    Allison Lange

    Molecular Biologist

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    Kyle Eertmoed

    Director of Brand Design

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    Taylor Neal

    Maintenance Specialist

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    Paige Smith

    Quality Lab Technician

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    Richard Ibarra

    Yeast Propagation Technician

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    Keith Lacy

    Research & Development Lab Technician

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    Matt Glazier

    Analytical Services and Regulatory Compliance

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    Bianca Alley

    Lab Manager

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    Demi Grounds

    Packaging Manager

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    Nick Greska

    Homebrew Manager

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    Lauren Fuentes

    Assistant Lab Manager

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    Danielle Sommer

    Sales Strategy Manager

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    Nicole Johnson

    Human Resources Manager

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    Katie Steht

    Brand Manager

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    Chris Bernardo

    Innovation Brewer

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    Haley Luke

    Customer Engagement Specialist

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    Brett Koenig

    Chief Technology Officer

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    Jarrell Wimberly

    Homebrew Technician

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    Alex Lanigan

    Shipping Manager

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    Alex Smith

    Yeast Propagation Technician

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    Max Sterbenc

    Brewer

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    Stephen Volkert

    Production Manager

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    Lisa Beck

    Project Manager

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    Sammie Williams

    Shipping & Packaging Technician

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    Bill McFarland

    Project Manager

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    Victoria Fried

    Brewer

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    Michael Schillinger

    Yeast Propagation Technician

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    Benjamin Augsburger

    Yeast Propagation Technician

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    Dillon McCann

    Brewer

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    Francisco Arreguin

    Shipping Technician

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    Katriona Elmer

    Quality Lab Technician

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    Melissa Hernandez

    Production Assistant

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    Nicholas Randle

    Homebrew Technician

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    Ricardo Herrera

    Packaging Technician

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    Shana Solarte

    Technical Writer