The Art and Science of Beer

Charles Bam­forth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Pro­fes­sor of Malt­ing and Brew­ing Sci­ences at UC Davis, which means he knows a few things about mak­ing beer. He can get into some nit­ty-grit­ty top­ics, like the enzy­mol­o­gy of the brew­ing process, foam sta­bil­i­ty, and the psy­chophysics of beer per­cep­tion. But that’s not what he’s doing here. In the clip above, the “Pope of Foam,” as Bam­forth is oth­er­wise known, gives you a quick overview of the beer-mak­ing process, describ­ing every­thing from grind­ing the malt, to boil­ing the wort, to bot­tling with glass ver­sus cans. Final­ly, the Pope gives you a hot tip: how to pick the fresh­est pint when you’re at a pub.

If you want to go deep­er into Bam­forth’s world, you can read his 2009 book: Beer: Tap into the Art and Sci­ence of Brew­ing. Or don’t miss this pre­vi­ous post where a Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham sci­en­tist explains The Physics of Guin­ness Beer.

via Devour

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