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Beer Geeks: Get Your Learn On

Interested in learning more about the chemistry behind the beer? Lucky for you, a free webinar with Charlie Bamforth is coming up on Thursday, August 26th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST.

ACS Webinars: Tapping into the Chemistry of Beer and Brewing
“Fancy a bubbly brew? Curious to know how chemistry affects the differences behind various beers? With over 1,500 professional breweries and many dedicated homebrewers, the United States is the world’s largest producer of this most popular alcoholic beverage. Join us with speaker Charles Bamforth, Professor of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis, to learn about everything from chemistry tips for making great brews to career options for chemical professionals in the beer industry. It’s all about the chemistry behind beer!”

Free beer learnin’? Sounds good to us.

And though *we’d* never watch this from our work computers, it looks like it would be simple enough to do (Helen, hold my calls…).  Simply register for free here and use the GoToMeeting site to view the one-hour presentation from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST.  Maybe a late lunch?

The program aims to cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the chemistry of beer and brewing; helping you get the best from your beer
  • Myth or science: Could beer be the “go to” drink for health?
  • Using your chemistry knowledge to learn differences between beers
  • Career options and roles for chemical professionals in the beer industry

About the speaker:  Dr. Charlie Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He has been part of the brewing industry for over 32 years. He is formerly Deputy Director-General of Brewing Research International and 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 Institute 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 and has published innumerable papers, articles and books on beer and brewing. For fifteen years in his native England he wrote about soccer and has been published extensively in match-day programs and magazines. He also authored a book about goalkeepers and is once more to be found on the soccer writing circuit.

Just don’t spill homebrew on your keyboard.  The IT department tends to frown on that.

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