Michael J. Lewis is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Lewis built the Brewing Science program at UC Davis in 1962 and his accomplishments there are many, leading to his selection as a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (London) in 1985. In 1986 he received the prestigious Award-of-Merit of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA); in 1992 he was invited to be a Senior Member of the International Brewers Guild (London) and is Life Member of the American Society of Brewing Chemists; in 2008 Dr. Lewis received the Recognition Award of the Brewers Association for service to the industry. Dr. Lewis has published many scientific papers on brewing topics mostly related to brewing processes including yeast physiology and fermentation; the behavior of cereal grains in brewing systems; biochemistry of proteins; interrelations among enzyme systems; sensory science (beer flavor). He is the author of Stout (Brewers Publications, 1998) and Brewing, now in several printings.
September 16th, 2019 | 45 mins 22 secs
Dr. Michael Lewis has trained thousands of brewers since launching the UC Davis Brewing Science program in 1962. We talk about his journey, his love affair with stout, "extreme beer," why you're using the wrong beer glass, and the responsibilities we all have as brewers.