Bjorn Nabozney Interview, April 19, 2018


Bjorn Nabozney


George Krumm, Haley Wynne



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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 Montana. Nabozney discusses craft beer culture and clientele in Missoula. He notes the change of culture and clientele from the establishment of the brewery to present day. He describes the brewery’s charity work and the ways that they give back to Missoula. Nabozney discusses the relationships between Missoula breweries and how they work together. He stresses the need for flavor profiling in the craft alcohol industry and details the products his company uses to brew. Nabozney details strategies that breweries use to create their beers and what goes into specific brews.


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Document Type

Oral History


Breweries; Beer; Craft beer; Craft beer culture; Brewing industry; Montana breweries; Alcohol consumption; Missoula businesses; Missoula Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Wet Missoula Oral History Project, OH 464, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 464-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 MP3 (00:37:40 min.): digital + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:37:40 minutes

Local Filename

OH_464_001.mp3; OH_464_001.pdf

Bjorn Nabozney Interview, April 19, 2018