<<Blue Moon Belgian White, a Belgian-style witbier brewed in Golden, Colorado, was launched in 1995. MillerCoors does not actively advertise the fact that the brew is owned by MillerCoors, instead focusing on the Blue Moon Brewing Co. "
Witbier, white beer, bière blanche, or simply witte is a barley/wheat, top-fermented beer brewed mainly in Belgium and the Netherlands. It gets its name due to suspended yeast and wheat proteins which cause the beer to look hazy, or white, when cold. It is a descendant from those medieval beers which were not brewed with hops, but instead flavoured and preserved with a blend of spices and other plants referred to as "gruit". It therefore still uses gruit, although nowadays the gruit consists mainly of coriander, orange, bitter orange, and hops. The taste is therefore only slightly hoppy.
Some weiss and hefeweizen beers are commonly served with a slice of lemon in North America. Blue Moon is traditionally served with a slice of orange, which its brew masters claim accentuates the flavor of the brew.
In addition to their original Belgian White variety, Blue Moon Brewing Company offers Blue Moon Summer Ale, renamed Honey Moon in 2006. According to the bottle, "This ale beer is brewed with clover honey, orange peel, pale malt, and malted white wheat."
During the autumn months, Blue Moon provides Harvest Moon in 2007. This variety contains the flavors of pumpkins and other autumnal spices.
Blue Moon offers Full Moon with the subtitle "Blue Moon Winter Ale" in 2007.
In spring, Blue Moon provides Rising Moon.
It addition to its seasonal brews, Blue Moon released a pale ale called Pale Moon in 2008.>>