Dr. Charlie Bamforth is Distinguished Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He has been part of the brewing industry for 40 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 has published innumerable papers, articles and books on beer and brewing. For over 30 years he has written prolifically about soccer.