The Bounty, Beauty and Benefits of Beer: Dr. Charlie Bamforth, UC Davis Professor of Malting andamp; Brewing Sciences | SierraSun.com

The Bounty, Beauty and Benefits of Beer: Dr. Charlie Bamforth, UC Davis Professor of Malting andamp; Brewing Sciences

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. andamp;#8212; Thursday, July 21, 5:30 No-host bar. Program and beer tasting begins at 6 p.m. Cost: $10 donation requested includes beer tasting (must be 21) at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev.Beer is the basis of modern civilization. Without it, humankind would have not established static communities. Without it, we would not have the modern pharmaceutical industry. With beer, we have the worldandamp;#8217;s favorite alcoholic beverage andamp;#8212; the drink of moderation.The science and technology of making beer is complex yet astonishing. And my! What a feast of beers there is worldwide, from the ultimate breakfast beer of hefeweissen to Thomas Hardyandamp;#8217;s Ale, once called the Ultimate Book at Bedtime beer. And, when consumed in moderation, beer makes a directly beneficial contribution to the diet, from countering atherosclerosis and osteoporosis to clearing out the kidneys and benefiting the bowel.And beer is fun, as this lecture will show. Beer tasting will include six diverse beers: Trappist ale, porter, stout, lambic, wheat, and bock. Dr. Charlie Bamforth is Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting andamp; Brewing Sciences at UC Davis and described as the worldandamp;#8217;s most knowledgeable beer researcher. He has published extensively, most recently andamp;#8220;Beer is Proof God Loves Us.andamp;#8221; He was named one of the 20 professors changing the U.S. classroom (Playboy magazine).Contact Leanne Burns, 775-881-7562, ext. 7474 or lkburns@ucdavis.edu.