Learn at your own pace how to control and improve the flavor of beer from Charlie Bamforth, who has been researching beer quality for more than 40 years. In a series of entertaining, hugely informative and easily understandable video lessons, Bamforth will discuss how our senses detect beer flavor, the many substances that impact flavor and how they can be assessed and measured. You’ll also explore the role of malt, hops, yeast and water in determining the aromas and taste of beer, as well as how to ensure that you achieve the desired smell and taste in your products.
Students who successfully complete this course will earn a digital badge, demonstrating their proficiency and advanced education in the subject area. The skill-level digital badge represents a mastery of how to control and improve the flavor of beer.
Charles Bamforth, Ph.D., D.Sc., is distinguished professor emeritus at UC Davis and senior quality advisor to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. He has more than 40 years of academic and professional brewing expertise, including senior roles with Brewing Research International and Bass Brewers. He is honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. A fellow of several organizations, including the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), Bamforth recently retired as editor in chief of the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) and has published extensively on beer and brewing. He is recipient of the ASBC’s Award of Distinction and is past president of the IBD.