MEET THE BREWERS
Keith’s creativity has always been the driving force behind the success of Blue Moon. Returning to the United States from the University of Brussels, after having earned the rare distinction of a Ph.D. in brewing, Keith set about creating new interpretations of the Belgian styles he became enamored with while abroad. With the inventiveness that would come to characterize his entire career, Keith starting experimenting by using Valencia orange peel as an ingredient while adding coriander to provide balance. The resulting creation was Blue Moon Belgian White*, the first of many award-winning beers Keith has created over the years and the foundation on which the Blue Moon Brewing Company® was built. Keith’s imagination remains as boundless as ever as does his passion for creating new recipes that continue to delight beer lovers.
John has helped create and brew many of Blue Moon’s innovative Seasonal and Specialty beers; these beers continue to entice our fans with unexpected flavor twists. In fact, brewing has always been a creative outlet for John, who got his start in the business making home-brewed beer in Fort Collins, about an hour north of Denver. After making an impression on the noted craft beer scene there, John worked his way up, honing his skills at smaller breweries, until finally getting the call to bring his talents to the newly formed Sandlot Brewing Company in 1995 and then Blue Moon Brewing Company® around 2006.
Having earned a degree in Aerospace Science, Tom made the creative choice to pursue a career brewing beer. And that commitment to creativity is something of a pattern with him. He’s always on the lookout for new and interesting ingredients.
German lagers are the focus of Bills creativity. When he’s not debating the relative merits of a lager (preferably over a lager), he’s just as likely to regale you with tales of biking across Europe. Bill has been with the Sandlot since 2002 and became a full-time brewer in 2007, but he’s been involved in home brewing since 1974.
A relative newcomer, Addison joined the Blue Moon Brewing Company at the Sandlot in 2009 as a brewer’s apprentice, but he has already made an indelible mark here. Among other achievements, he creatively solved the problem of getting the peanut butter used in Peanut Butter Ale out of the jar more efficiently. Among his other pursuits Addison has studied the culinary arts, winning awards at the national level.