Learn at your own pace from “The Pope of Foam” how to ensure excellent foam performance on your beers. In a series of entertaining, hugely informative and easily understandable video lessons, Charlie Bamforth will lead you through a discussion of why foam is important. Examine the underpinning physics and chemistry, how to measure foam, how the raw materials and process impact head retention and how to prevent over-foaming, otherwise known as gushing. You will learn how to systematically interpret and rectify poor foam performance.
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 foam and its scientific relationship and performance in a quality 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.