World-renowned beer authority and author Charles Bamforth will conduct a “Bamforth Bierklinik” — one of his popular “beer clinics” — with proceeds benefiting the Davis High School Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming trip to Carnegie Hall. The clinic will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery, 2001 Second St. in Davis.
Festive music will be provided by student ensembles. Only 100 tickets will be available, and the event is likely to sell out. Tickets are $45 for admission, or $60 for a ticket plus a commemorative engraved 17-ounce glass beer mug.
Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis. He has been part of the brewing industry for 32 years. He has published innumerable papers, articles and books on beer and brewing, including the book “Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing.”
He also has released “The Brewmaster’s Art,” a seven-CD lecture series from Recorded Books, and has written prolifically on British football. Bamforth’s favorite team is the Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra plans to travel to New York and perform at Carnegie Hall as part of a music competition next June.
Tickets to the fundraiser are available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St. in Davis, with payment by cash or check (no credit cards).