This collection contains interviews detailing the history and culture of craft alcohol in Western Montana in the second decade of the twenty-first century. The interviews were conducted in the spring of 2018 by University of Montana students in HSTA377: Intoxication Nation: Alcohol in American History, taught by history professor Kyle G. Volk. The interviewees discuss owning and operating breweries in Montana, what motivated them to become brewers or brewery owners, and what types of beer they make. They also talk about the beer culture in Missoula and what their clientele is like. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection 464 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 2 interviews.
Bjorn Nabozney, one of the founders of Big Sky Brewery, talks about opening the business in 1995, which was one of the second breweries / taphouses to open in Missoula, Montana. He notes that as of 2018, Big Sky Brewery is the largest brewery in ... Read More
Zach Millar talks about his educational background and his employment at Bayern Brewing Company. He describes using Blackstone Launchpad at the University of Montana to help him open the Dram Shop. He notes that his business is not a brewery, but a tap room and ... Read More