"Looking and tasting good: thoughts on foam and beer stability" by Charlie Bamforth

TUESDAY, 4 June 2024

18:00 - 22:00 (BST) 

By the Great Northern section

TUESDAY, 4 June 2024

18:00 - 22:00 (BST) 

Northern Monk Refectory
Marshall Mills Marshall St, Leeds LS11 9YJ

Join us for a lecture - “Looking and tasting good – some thoughts on foam and beer stability” - by the world renowned brewing scientist and author, Charlie Bamforth, Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of California, Davis!

In addition to the talk, we will hear from the younger members of the section who have attended the IBD study tour in Ireland with the help of an IBD Grant.

Drinks will be available to buy from 6pm in the Chapter Hall.


  • Professor Charlie Bamforth, University of California, Davis. Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Charlie Bamforth is an eminent figure in brewing science, having held prominent positions in academia and industry in a career spanning four decades. Popularly known as the ‘Pope of foam’, he has also authored numerous books, articles, and papers, and has been recognised with prestigious awards from various organisations, including the IBD Horace Brown Medal. He has been actively involved in education and mentorship within the brewing community. Currently working as a Senior Quality Advisor at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Charlie continues to publish work that advances our knowledge of beer and works to make brewing more accessible to a wider audience.

How to get there and parking:

  • 10 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station. Limited parking nearby.

Why you should attend:

  1. Network with IBD members and guests
  2. Hear the latest views of an internationally recognised brewing expert
  3. Find out what the younger members of the section have been up to 

Tickets: FREE. Please let us know your dietary requirements on the Eventbrite form if any.

Booking deadline: 31 May 2024