Charles W. Bamforth
Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences
Malting and brewing; enzymology of malt and wort production
Ph. D. University of Hull, 1977
D. Sc. University of Hull, 1993
Dr. Bamforth specializes in the science of malting and brewing. His current research program focuses primarily on the wholesomeness of beer, including studies on the psychophysics of beer perception, on polyphenols and on the residues from non-starchy polysaccharide digestion that constitute soluble fiber and potential prebiotics in beer. Research in the laboratory also embraces the enzymology of the brewing process, foam stability, preventing oxidation in wort and beer and alternative paradigms for beer production.
Bamforth, C.W. 2012. Practical Guides for Beer Quality: Foam. American Society of Brewing Chemists.
Bamforth, C.W. 2010. Beer is Proof God Loves Us. FT Press
Bamforth, C.W. 2009. Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing, Third Edition. Oxford University Press
Bamforth, C.W., editor. 2008. Beer: A Quality Perspective. Handbook of Alcoholic beverages series, Elsevier.
Bamforth, C. 2008. Grape versus Grain. Cambridge University Press
- Bamforth, C., editor. 2006. Brewing: New Technologies. Woodhead Publishing
Awards and Honors
Award of Distinction, American Society of Brewing Chemists, 2011
Cambridge Prize, Institute of Brewing, 1984
Extension of Knowledge Activities
FST 3 - Introduction to Beer and Brewing
FST 102A - Malting and Brewing Science
FST 102B - Practical Malting and Brewing
Short courses on brewing provided through the University of California Extension
International Brewing Courses in China, India, South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia
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