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​O-16. Beer is good for you: Reality or oxymoron?

Presenter: Charles Bamforth, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, CA.

We might say that the topic of beer and health is a minefield. The author is willing to traverse this territory armed with the latest information.

Charlie Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis. He has been part of the brewing industry for more than 33 years. He is the former 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, the Society of Biology, and the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. Charlie is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, is on the editorial boards of several other journals (including the Technical Quarterly of the Master Brewers Association of the. Americas), and has published innumerable papers, articles, and books on beer and brewing and has also written prolifically on soccer. His latest contributions have been The Brewmaster’s Art (A seven-CD recording in The Modern Scholar series) and Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing (FT Press). In October 2010 he was on the honor roll as one of the 20 professors who are changing the classroom in the United States ( Playboy magazine).

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