I recently used for the first time BRY-97 in dry yeast form. This West Coast Ale style yeast worked perfectly in a Brut IPA that I made. Complimenting completely the increased fermentability and reduced Hops in a Brut.
I'm very excited to have this as a dry form. I strongly recommend you try it out when you can.
"LalBrew® BRY-97 American West Coast Ale Dry Yeast (Danstar) was selected from the Siebel Institute Culture Collection and is used by a number of commercial breweries to produce different types of ale. It is a classic American ale yeast that offers the convenience and long shelf life of dried yeast along with high quality standards and excellent performance.
Quick, clean, and well-attenuating are the chief properties of this yeast. It is most comparable to the "Chico"-style strains. In our experience, this strain stays clean at relatively high temperatures (up to 78F), and flocculation is marginally better than other "Chico" strains. Due to the slightly higher flocculation tendencies, it does slightly reduce bittering levels in the finished beer.
Through expression of a beta-glucosidase enzyme, LalBrew® BRY-97 can promote hop biotransformation and accentuate hop flavor and aroma.
Beer Styles: Cream Ale, American Wheat, Scotch Ale, American Pale Ale, American Amber, American Brown, American IPA, American Stout, Russian Imperial Stout, Imperial IPA, Old Ale and American Barleywine
Aroma: Neutral with slight ester
Fermentation Temperature Range: 59 - 72°F
Optimum Temp: 64°-70° F
Attenuation: Medium to high
Alcohol Tolerance: 13% ABV"