Craft beer expert speaks at Jernigan’s on May 16

Join Charles Bamforth, PhD, UC Davis’ beer expert, at Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill on Friday May 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an informal discussion on craft brewing and craft beers.

Bamforth, who has written several books about beer, began his work in the brewing industry in 1978 and joined the UC Davis faculty in 1999. He is Distinguished Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences on campus. He is in great demand as a speaker and recently was the subject of a short film that struck gold in Hollywood.

Graduates from Bamforth’s programs hold key positions in breweries large and small over the globe. His current research program focuses primarily on the wholesomeness of beer.

Join us for a lively talk with a question and answer period followed by lunch and craft beer.

What: Informal talk on craft beer brewing, followed by lunch and beer

When: Friday May 16, 2014 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where: Jernigan’s Grill & Tap House, 123 Argall Way, Nevada City, CA

Cost: $25, pre-registration secured with payment. Limited capacity, so reserve early.

Reserve: Call or come by Jernigan’s Tap House, 530-265-6999, 123 Argall Way, Nevada City

Note: Vegetarian menu available. Please specify when making your reservation.

About Charles Bamforth, PhD

Charles Bamforth, Ph.D., D.Sc., is a distinguished professor and leader of malting and brewing studies at the University of California, Davis. Bamforth has more than 35 years of academic and professional brewing expertise, including senior roles with Brewing Research International and Bass Brewers.

A fellow of several organizations, including the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), Bamforth is also editor in chief of the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) and has published extensively on beer and brewing. He is a recipient of the ASBC’s Award of Distinction and is vice president of the IBD.

Professor Bamforth’s Intro to Beer Brewing, was voted best general education class for 2013 by UCD students.

About UCD Master Brewing Program

The Master Brewers Program is a unique, 18-week program that provides an in-depth understanding of brewing science and brewery engineering.

Major topics covered in brewing science include malting, mashing, brewing, fermentation and finishing, while the brewery engineering subject matter focuses on fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, solid-liquid separation and more.

UC Davis Extension Master Brewers Program routinely graduates some of the best brewers in the world. This year, the Master Brewers Program Won its Fifth JS Ford Award.

UC Davis Extension Master Brewers Program graduate Ben Smith is the 2013 winner of the London-based International Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s prestigious JS Ford Award for the best overall performance on the Diploma in Brewing Exam. This is the fifth time in six years that a UC Davis Extension student has won the award.

About Sean Cox and Jernigan’s

Sean Cox is the proprietor and manager of Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill, a neighborhood pub and grill featuring 13 rotating craft beer taps and fresh, regionally grown food. He is a partner in Ambrosia Hop Yards. His column on craft beer, Brewmance, appears monthly in The Union.

-By Pamela Biery

Photo credit: Photo courtesy UC Davis.

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