Dr. Charlie Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis. He has been part of the brewing industry for some 33 years. He is formerly Deputy Director-General of Brewing Research International, Research Manager and Quality Assurance Manager of Bass Brewers. He is a Special Professor in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, England and was previously Visiting Professor of Brewing at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Charlie is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, Fellow of the Society of Biology and Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. Bamforth is Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, is on the editorial boards of several other journals and has published innumerable papers, articles and books on beer and brewing. His latest contributions have been The Brewmaster’s Art, a 7-CD recording in The Modern Scholar series, and Beer is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing (FT Press, 2010). In October 2010, he was on The Honor Roll as one of the 20 professors who are changing the classroom in the U.S. from Playboy magazine.