Keith Villa

Special guest

Keith’s higher education began with an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology in 1986, and began conducting research for the Coors brewery in Golden.

In 1988, Keith and his wife, Jodi, traveled to Belgium when Coors sponsored his education at the University of Brussels. He received a Ph.D. in brewing science in 1995.

Keith created Blue Moon Brewing Company in 1995 as an operating unit of Coors Brewing Company. It was a new interpretation of the Belgian styles he became enamored with while studying abroad. Blue Moon Belgian White Ale became the number 1 craft beer in the U.S. and is sold worldwide.

When Keith retired from MillerCoors in January 2018 after 32 years, he and his wife launched CERIA Brewing Company, dedicated to brewing the finest non-alcoholic beers. CERIA’s Grainwave Belgian-style White Ale was released in December 2018 and was an instant success. A year later CERIA added a non-alcoholic IPA called Indiewave. Both brews are available nationwide. Both are also available in Colorado, infused with cannabis.

In his spare time, Keith plays golf, rides Harley Davidsons, and enjoys tinkering with several collectible cars.

Keith Villa has been a guest on 2 episodes.