Sweetwood’s Story

Sweetwood Smokehouse embodies what it means to Taste The West. Our mission is to promote American agriculture and the western way of life. Born and raised in Steamboat Springs, Colorado as a local steak producer, Sweetwood has grown into one of the leading meat snack companies in the U.S.

Our story begins with a big dream from a small start. As an original founder of Under Armour performance apparel, Ryan Wood took a different trail by venturing to Steamboat Springs and buying a ranch. Local, all-natural steak progressed into American-raised beef jerky free of MSG and Gluten. We’ve since added our nitrate-free All-Natural Jerky varieties, the Fatty line of meat sticks, and new for 2015, the Bully beef bar.

The Sweetwood team strives to use the finest ingredients to produce small-batch, handcrafted, classic recipes that taste great and are good for you, your family and friends. The focus on minimal and natural ingredients, basic flavor varieties and one-word product names is a reflection of Sweetwood’s simple way of life. From team meetings around a campfire to recycling and vegetable gardening at our headquarters, the culture of our small-town company is as authentic as the western town we live in.

As residents of Steamboat Springs, we admire, respect and play in our surrounding mountains, rivers and fields so it only makes sense that Sweetwood promotes a healthy and sustainable culture both locally and nationally. By using USA grass fed beef we are respecting not only our environment and community, but also our individual health and happiness and the importance of the simple life.

In 2013 our Classic Original Jerky won the coveted Backpacker magazine Editor’s Choice Award. We’ve since been featured in Freeskier and Men’s Health magazines. In addition, we were the first meat snack company to join Outdoor Retailer, Interbike and The Running Event.

Sweetwood Smokehouse products can be found nationwide in active, retail, and specialty grocery stores.  Find out where Sweetwood can be found near you by visiting the store locator page and we ship across the continental United States from our website.