Inland Island Yeast Laboratories was founded in 2014 by two friends, homebrewers and colleagues. At the time, John Giarratano and Matthew Peetz were growing yeast on an industrial scale for the biofuel industry. Taking the skills and knowledge they gained during their education and professional experiences, John and Matthew decided to take what they learned and apply it to something they were passionate about….BEER. Inland Island initially produced yeast pitches for home brewing and established a following with the local Denver home brewing community. Realizing that this could be a viable business in the growing Colorado craft brewing industry, John and Matthew decided to quit their stable day jobs and pursue the dream of owning a laboratory and yeast production facility. Over the last year, Inland Island Yeast Laboratories has grown to produce yeast for dozens of breweries, including multiple 2015 GABF medal winners! In September 2015, Inland Island launched new home brew vials which are intended for national distribution. Whatever the future holds, we at Inland Island sincerely appreciate the Colorado craft brewing community’s willingness to embrace all things local. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our products with beer enthusiasts everywhere!