Blue Moon and NA Beer with Dr Keith Villa – BeerSmith Podcast #265

by Brad Smith on September 6, 2022 · 0 comments

Dr Keith Villa joins me this week to discuss his long career with Blue Moon and his new business brewing non-alcoholic beer.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (55:33)

  • This week I welcome back Dr Keith Villa. Keith retired from a 32 year career at Miller-Coors where he founded and was brewmaster for Blue Moon. He then retired to found Ceria Brewing which specializes in non-alcoholic and cannabis infused beer.
  • We start with a discussion about Keith’s start as a homebrewer. Keith was also the keynote speaker at this year’s Hombrewcon in Philadelphia.
  • Keith tells us a bit about his 32 year career at Miller-Coors which spanned a variety of jobs.
  • We discuss his role in establishing the Blue Moon brand and also his extended career as the Brewmaster for Blue Moon.
  • Keith shares a few things that homebrewers can take away from the big breweries.
  • We talk about Keith’s post retirement job – and his founding of Ceria brewing.
  • Keith tells us a bit about how non-alcoholic beers are made and some of the different methods you can use.
  • We discuss some of the styles Ceria is making.
  • Keith shares his closing thoughts on his long career in brewing.


Thanks to Keith Villa for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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