Analysis of growth inhibition and metabolism of hydroxycinnamic acids by brewing and spoilage strains of brettanomyces yeast
Brettanomyces yeasts are well-known as spoilage organisms in both the wine and beer industries, but also contribute important desirable characters to certain beer styles. These properties are mediated in large part by Brettanomyces’ metabolism of hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs) present in beverage raw materials. Here we compare growth inhibition by, and metabolism of, HCAs among commercial brewing strains and spoilage strains of B. bruxellensis and B. anomalus. These properties vary widely among the different strains tested and between the HCAs analyzed. Brewing strains showed more efficient metabolism of ferulic acid over p-coumaric acid, a trait not shared among the spoilage strains.
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Lentz, & Harris, C. (2015). Analysis of growth inhibition and metabolism of hydroxycinnamic acids by brewing and spoilage strains of Brettanomyces yeast. Foods, 4(4), 581–593. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods4040581