White Labs Brewing Co.
Are you a beer nerd who spends your time pondering the impact yeast has on the flavor profile of your favorite draught? If so (or if not), visit the 32-tap tasting room at Miramar’s White Labs Pure Yeast and Fermentation -- an organization helmed by biochemists who work to advance brewing through science, education, and craft -- where you’ll sip flights of beers brewed using the same recipe with different yeast bases, affecting flavor, aroma, cloudiness, and alcohol production. At the very least, you’ll leave with enough knowledge to one-up that beer-snob friend of yours the next time you drink together.
As one of the fermentation industry’s most important suppliers of liquid yeast for over 25 years, White Labs’ tasting room hosts both casual beer drinkers and hardcore beer nerds with equal aplomb. If you've ever wondered what makes a Belgian ale taste so different from an American ale, this is the place to hone your palate. They offer free tours at 1 pm and 3 pm every Friday and Saturday, after which you can head to their tasting room to experience for yourself how much yeast impacts the flavor profile of beer. Order cans, crowlers, and bottles, as well as liquid yeast, online.