ywl_beers_project

Your Wild Life Beers

Beer Science | Your Wild Life Projects

We’re using our understanding of ecology and evolution to identify wild yeasts in our environment and make new beers with them, in collaboration with Dr. John Sheppard (College of Food Sciences) of the NC State Brewery. Our secondary goal is to use these beers to educate the public on the diversity of microbial life and the application of such discoveries.

People

Anne Madden, Post-doc

Our 2014 Beer Portfolio

Wasp Beer
A sour ESB, debuted at the World Beer Festival in Raleigh, NC
Brewed by NCSU Brewery

Untitled Cofermentation Beer
A belgian style ESB, debuted at the World Beer Festival in Raleigh, NC
Brewed by NCSU Brewery

Bumble Beer Golden Buzz Ale
A sweet golden ale, debuted at the NC Museum of Science Wake County Brewers Expo
Brewed by NCSU Brewery

Stumble Beer Golden Ale
A golden ale, debuted at the NC Raleigh Museum of Science Wake County Brewers Expo
Brewed by NCSU Brewery

Red Queen Amber
A sour amber ale
Brewed by NCSU Brewery

Wild Wasp IPA
A hoppy, tart IPA, debuted at Gizmo Brew Works 1st Anniversary
Brewed by Gizmo Brew Works

In the Press

Walk on the Wild Side With Beer Made From Wasp Yeast

National Geographic – The Plate September 29, 2015 – Features the research of Anne Madden.

From the Lab Bench to the Beer Glass

NC State News September 9, 2015 – Features the research of Anne Madden.

The next big thing for beer could be bugs, NC State scientists say

The News & Observer July 29, 2015 – Features the research of Anne Madden.

True story: N.C. State scientists brew beer from wasps’ yeast

Indy Week July 21, 2015 – Features the research of Anne Madden.

Project Creations