Good news!! Texas Cultures Yeast Labs have been officially approved for a research grant, exploring and collecting yeast at one our favorite parks, Government Canyon! We will have access to examine their park and flora, take multiple samples, and share with their scientists our findings and research. This is exciting news for us, and we can’t wait to get started. We are especially interested in examining areas of Oak Wilt, and exploring ways in which non brewing yeast strains might have have positive results in combating further Oak Wilt growth. The next year of our permit will be an incredible opportunity for us to learn about other yeast strains and their potential roles in environmental applications and sustainability research!
We are thrilled and honored to announce that Texas Cultures Laboratories has been approved for a research expedition at Big Thicket National Preserve!! We have collected swabs and samples that will be tested for both brewery and research applications. Depending on our findings, we may have a permanent and ongoing research partnership with the National Park Service!! We spent an amazing 5 days, deep in the swamp lands and backcountry thicket of the national forrest. We can't wait to watch these samples grow, and cultivate strains for either local brewery use, or donations for university and research applications!!
Our story starts with our love for the great outdoors, the pure wildness of the wild, and the beauty in every flower. As such, our ultimate goal is to restore and conserve the nature we love. As our samples come from flowers, fruits, berries, and tree sap in isolated and geographically distinct locations, we have the unique ability to test those samples for more than just their potential to make great beer and whiskey! Our samples come from all over Texas, the U.S., and Mexico, and soon England, Australia, and Morocco. We collect ourselves, and also have community scientists from various locations helping in our work. This aspect is crucial because each regionally distinct area offers a variety of yeast strains that can be cultivated for brewery yeast, as well as yeast strains essential for antimicrobial and cancer research, alternatives to pesticides, natural anti-fungals, organic and natural fertilizers, even biofuels!
At Texas Cultures Laboratories, we aim to cultivate pure, fresh, and unique yeast strains for brewery and distillery applications, collaborate, create, and customize with our local breweries, and provide essential laboratory services, all while we continue our own field research. Our brewery yeast sales and laboratory services help us to fund that conservation and sustainability research that we hope will make a difference for the next generation.
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to cultivate pure, unique, fresh yeast that is local and native, from every corner of the world. To inspire community, collaboration, creativity, and artistry in the craft brewery industry. To categorize yeasts available in historically important, and regionally unique locations, as to promote the revival of culturally unique food and drink, and preserve the identity of communities around the world.
Our vision is to provide the purest and freshest yeast strains to local Texas breweries, distilleries, wineries, and bakeries, with a hands on approach that inspires family, community, and collaboration, while allowing us to give back to the wild that we love through sustainable business practices, ongoing and dedicated conservation research, volunteerism, and charitable donations to the state and national park systems.