Belgium is experiencing its biggest surge in popularity since Bloodsport first hit big screens... at least on the beer scene. Brewers all over the US are popping out their interpretations of saisons, farmhouse ales, wits, sours, and lambics, elevating the palates of drinkers all over. But how do you go from a fizzy-beer fanatic to a Belgian beer aficionado?
To find out, I went to Belgium for a crash-course in beer with an expert. Specifically, Blue Moon founder Keith Villa, the man behind America's most popular Belgian-inspired beer, which for many serves as an approachable gateway brew to the world of Belgian-style creations. Instead of souvenirs, I returned with this easy(ish) guide to leveling up your Belgian beer game.