Brewing chemists honor Charles Bamforth

The American Society of Brewing Chemists recently honored Charles Bamforth with their 2011 Award of Distinction. Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences in the Department of Food Science and Technology and also serves the brewing industry in several other ways.

Bamforth began his work in the brewing industry in 1978. Before arriving at UC Davis in 1999, he was the deputy director-general of Brewing Research International and research manager and quality assurance manager of Bass Brewers.

In addition to his faculty appointment at UC Davis, he also serves as a special professor in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, England, and is a fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, the Society of Biology, and the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists and has written several books.

The award was presented recently during the society’s annual meeting in Florida.