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!


Lance Shaner + Mark Schwarz


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

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

Omega Yeast has always been very responsive and helpful with any of our questions and is consistently selling clean and reliable yeast. They’re a great partner to have!”

Brian Pawola, Pollyanna Brewing Co., Lemont, IL

I can’t thank you guys enough for providing us with yeast. You have reduced my stress levels dramatically. Not that you guys need it by now but I have been throwing out recommendations left and right. I look forward to trying out more strains as time goes on.”

Jonathon Mullens, Broad Ripple BrewPub

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
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    Laura Burns

    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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    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

    Production Manager

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    Bianca Alley

    Lab Manager

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    Demi Grounds

    Shipping Manager

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    Nick Greska


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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

    Yeast Propagation Technician

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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 Smith

    Yeast Propagation Technician

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    Mike Gretz


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    Max Sterbenc

    Homebrew Manager

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    Stephen Volkert

    Assistant Production Manager

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    Lisa Beck

    Production Office Coordinator

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    Sammie Williams

    Shipping & Packaging Technician

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    Bill McFarland

    Social Media Specialist

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    Victoria Fried


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    Michael Schillinger

    Yeast Propagation Technician

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