The purpose of the endowment is to provide a permanent source of funding for teaching and research in malting and brewing sciences. Dr. Bamforth was the first Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor, who was selected after an international search. He served in the role from 1999 to 2018. The Anheuser-Busch Professor at U.C. Davis, teaches undergraduate courses in Malting and Brewing Science as well as mentoring graduate students and maintaining a research program in areas relevant to the brewing industry and related industries.
It is anticipated that the second Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor will be in place late in 2019, again after an international search.