Dr. Charlie Bamforth is Distinguished Professor at UC Davis, California. He has been part of the brewing industry for more than 41 years and was formerly in senior roles with Brewing Research International and Bass Brewers in Britain. He is an Honorary Professor in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, England and was formerly Visiting professor at Heriot-Watt University. He has published more than 300 papers and articles and has written or edited more than 20 books. He has written even more prolifically on soccer. Since January 2019 he has been Senior Quality Advisor to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.