Blue Moon Is Officially Releasing This Award-Winning Beer Nationwide

Blue Moon is one of the most recognized beer brands in the U.S. Eat This, Not That! did a taste test and ranked it number one among "some of the most popular beers on the market" for its smoother, heavier, and wheatier quality and its upscale look. Classically served with an orange slice, Blue Moon "is a Belgian-style wheat ale produced in the U.S. by MillerCoors, and in Canada by Molson Coors" (via VinePair).

Their flavors, referred to as "phases," are wide and varied, with past iterations including Mango Wheat, Iced Coffee Blonde, and Harvest Pumpkin Wheat. They've also had flavors like Blackberry Tart Ale, Raspberry Cream Ale, and Peanut Butter Ale, according to VinePair.

Home Brew Advice notes that throughout time, Blue Moon has also had flavors like Honey Moon, Summer Honey Wheat, Winter Ale, Mountain Abbey Ale, and spring beers like "Blue Moon Spring Blonde Ale, originally known as Rising Moon." But now the beer has a new release that is going to cause quite a buzz.

More clarity on the less-clear brew

According to a Blue Moon press release shared with Mashed, for the first time, the brewery is releasing a "hazy and Juicy pale ale" named Moon Haze. The new flavor is "brewed with dried, whole oranges," and their team notes, "Moon Haze has a juicy orange, tropical, coconut taste, an aroma of heavy citrus tropical with notes of orange, pineapple, mango, a whisper of coconut, and a smooth taste with a touch of bitterness to finish." It has a 5.7% ABV and will be sold in 6 and 12 packs.

John Legnard, the Brewmaster at Blue Moon Brewing Company notes, "It surprises and delights because it's got all of the fruitiness and creaminess of a Belgian White but with this unexpected bite and clean finish," which he is convinced will set it apart in the marketplace. Moon Haze even won gold at the Great American Beer festival last year.

The release officially happens on August 30, the final day of the last quarter of the moon's phases for the month (via Astro Seek's Moon Calendar). Sounds like this is one beer not to be missed!