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White Labs

White Labs was co-established in 1999 by Chris and Lisa White. White Labs stands at the intersection of science, education and craft. From the industry's first pitchable liquid yeast to a complete revolution in the way it’s propagated and packaged, White Labs is constantly striving for perfection, and in the process continually raising the bar in the art of fermentation.

In 2017, White Labs expanded to their new east coast location in Asheville, North Carolina. White Labs Asheville is the eastern U.S. location with yeast production, packaging, shipping and receiving, administrative offices, training rooms for educational classes, and a boutique restaurant and tasting room featuring fermented foods and beverages.


Oral history interview with Lisa White (2019)

Lisa White co-established White Labs with Chris White in 1995 and serves as the company's vice president. In 2017 she began the expansion of White Labs' new east coast location in Asheville, North Carolina. In her interview, Ms. White discusses what led to the creation of White Labs, the mission of the company, it's community engagement, and choosing Asheville as White Labs' east coast home.

View the Lisa White oral history interview.

Oral history interview with Jo Doyle (2018)

Jo Doyle is the Education and Engagement Center Curator at White Labs in Asheville, North Carolina. She leads internal education programs, assists with the coordination, planning, and facilitation of workshops and events, and the production facility tour program. Ms. Doyle is also an adjunct instructor at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, holds a Cicerone certification, and is a certified judge in the Beer Judge Certification Program. In her interview, Ms. Doyle discusses yeast, teaching and organizing classes and events, and White Labs.

View the Jo Doyle oral history interview.

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