Lecture and social

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

THURSDAY, 30 May 2024

Lecture: 18:00 - 19:00 (BST) 

Social: 19:00 - 21:30 (BST)

By the Midland section

THURSDAY, 30 May 2024

Lecture: 18:00 - 19:00 (BST) 

Social: 19:00 - 21:30 (BST)

University of Nottingham
Bioenergy and Brewing Science Building
Sutton Bonnington campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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!

After the lecture there will be a BBQ social where you can network with attendees and explore the University Process Research brewery. BBQ foods will be provided by the Midland section but we kindly request that delegates bring along their favourite small pack beers to share!

Please arrive for a prompt 18:00 start.


  • 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.


  • There is a pay and display car park at the campus
  • Arrival after 16:00 will not require a parking permit

Why you should attend:

  1. Network with IBD members and guests
  2. Hear the latest views of an internationally recognised brewing expert
  3. Explore the University Process Research brewery

Tickets: FREE. 50 (in-person) places only so register early to avoid disappointment!

Booking deadline: 24 May 2024

Please email Zane Barnes (IBD Midland section Chairman) Zane.Barnes@ibd.org.uk to reserve a space and for further enquiries.