Dr. Charlie Bamforth is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, Davis, having retired as the first Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis in December 2018. He has been part of the brewing industry since 1978. He is formerly Deputy Director-General of Brewing Research International and Research Manager and Quality Assurance Manager of Bass Brewers. He is an Honorary Professor in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, England and was previously Visiting Professor of Brewing at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Charlie is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. Bamforth was for 18 years the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. He is also a long-standing member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Institute of Brewing. He has published more than 300 papers and articles and has written or edited more than 20 books, several of which have been translated into other languages. Two of his books have been recorded by actors as audiobooks and his is the voice on the seven CD The Brewmasters Art. In 2020 he filmed one of The Great Courses. He has written even more prolifically on soccer since 1985. His most recent beer books included a 6-part series of manuals on beer quality and In Praise of Beer (Oxford University Press, 2020), a volume dedicated to helping the drinker become expert in his or her beer choices and enjoyment. In October 2010 he was on The Honor Roll as one of the 20 professors who are changing the classroom in the US (Playboy magazine). Charlie has featured extensively in the media, including the BBC, Discovery Channel, NPR’s Science Friday, PBS, New Scientist, Popular Mechanics, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Popular Science, Brew Dogs and many more. His credits at IMDb include The Art & Science of Beer, How Beer Saved the World, How Stuff Works, Ultimate Factories and Kings of Beer. In January 2014 he was the star of the film that won the Food Awards gold medal in Hollywood for viewers’ choice, short documentary. He has presented at innumerable venues including Google, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Smithsonian, the National Press Club and Xerox Parc Forum. In 2011 Charlie was honored with the Award of Distinction from the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) for “exceptional contributions and long diligent service to brewing science and the brewing industry”. He has been recognized by the students of UC Davis as one of the top three educators in his college. From 2014 to 2016 he was President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), the world’s leading professional society for brewers and distillers. He received an Outstanding Service Award for the academic year 2012-2013 from UC Davis Extension. Charlie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2015 “in recognition of his leading contribution to advancements in the study and practice of brewing science over the course of a long and distinguished career”. In 2016 Charlie was given the Lifetime Achievement Stewardship Award by the UC Davis Foundation. In 2018 he received the Recognition Award from the Brewers Association to mark “his inspiration, enthusiasm and support contributed to the American Craft Brewing Movement”. Bamforth was awarded the Horace Brown Medal by the IBD in 2018. The award is “for eminent services on the scientific or technical side of the fermentation industries” and is the highest accolade in the IBD. He was also presented in 2018 with the Award of Honor by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. Further, in 2018 he was presented with the Award of Distinction by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis. In relation to this he received a California Congressional Commendation and a California State Legislature Certificate of Recognition. In 2019, in recognition of his years of service to the brewing industry, the ASBC, and his students around the globe, the ASBC announced the creation of the Charles Bamforth Student Travel Award. “The award recognizes Dr. Bamforth’s teaching, research, and publications by providing a contribution to young researchers.” In January 2019 he took on the role of Senior Quality Advisor with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.