Keith Villa Explains What Sets Belgian Moon Apart from Other Beers

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 9, 2016
References: belgianmoon & youtube
First brewed in 1995 in downtown Denver, Colorado, Belgian Moon has gained a loyal following for its sweet citrus flavor and palate-pleasing finish. Already the number one selling wheat beer in the US, Belgian Moon is now available for beer-loving Canadians to enjoy.

Developed by brewmaster Keith Villa, Belgian Moon is a finely crafted wheat beer inspired by the Belgian Wits of Belgium. However, instead of using the traditional tart CuraƧao orange peel, Belgian Moon is made with subtly sweet Valencia orange peels. Oats and wheat are then added to give the beer a smooth and creamy finish that is undeniably refreshing. As a final touch, the beer is served with a slice of orange, which heightens the sweet citrus aroma.

Trend Hunter recently had a chance to speak with Villa about his award-winning beer and Belgian Moon's Canadian debut. Villa explains that his Ph.D in brewing and his passion for Belgian Wits is part of what sets Belgian Moon apart from other beers. With so much competition in the craft brew industry, Villa is constantly seeking out inspiration from chefs and other creative people to stay on the cutting-edge of innovation.

For those interested in venturing into the world of craft beer, Villa suggests taking small steps and starting with an easy-drinking, "introductory craft beer" such as Belgian Moon.