Lecture and social

Green Drinks: Beer & Whisky in a warming world by Charlie Bamforth

THURSDAY, 6 June 2024

17:30 - 19:30 (BST)

By the Scottish section

THURSDAY, 6 June 2024

17:30 - 19:30 (BST)

Innis & Gunn Taproom, 83 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AW

Join us for a lecture - “Green Drinks: Beer & Whisky in a warming world” - by the world renowned brewing scientist and author, Charlie Bamforth, Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of California, Davis!

Charlie will be drawing upon his many years in cutting edge research focussing on today's watchword - sustainability in brewing beer and in distilling whisky - both heavy users of heat energy - and opening up about his experience in pushing the greener approach to production for brewers and distillers both large and small. In a warming world we need to be open to novel solutions and new research.


  • 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/parking:

Innis & Gunn Taproom is 1km from Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket Rail Stations and is served by numerous buses. Please note there is no parking.

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 how to improve your sustainability practices in real time.

Tickets: FREE. There are only 40 tickets so register early to avoid disappointment!

Booking deadline: FRIDAY, 31 May 2024