Pilsner and Hoppy Lager Yeast. Originally used by the South Australian Brewing Company in the 1950s, this strain offers a slightly sweet floral character with a subtle hint of acidity, especially when fermented at higher temperatures. It is a high-performing yeast with a fast and vigorous fermentation process, achieving final gravity without a prolonged fermentation tail. It exhibits minimal sulphur production and lower diacetyl levels compared to other strains, although a resting period is still recommended. Fining agents are recommended to accelerate flocculation. Riverside Yeast Strain delivers reliable and efficient fermentation with more character than more neutral strains, making it ideal for pilsners, hoppy lagers and dark lagers, where some level of complexity and floral aromas are desirable characteristics.