Charles' bartending career started in deepest darkest Somerset back in 1987, his travels took him to Asia where he has been working for the past 25 years, first in Hong Kong and then Singapore. He has opened several craft beer bars and a beer distributorship in the citystate. After 20 years’ service to the industry Charles started the Southeast Asia Brewers Conference & Trade Fair “SEA Brew”, the largest annual gathering of the region’s brewers, distributors and suppliers. The annual show travels the region visiting a new host city each year. Charles travels extensively throughout Asia and works closely with the region’s brewers and suppliers. In 2019 he launched the Brew Asia technical sessions to help bring more brewing education to the region.