Black Tooth Brewing Company
Wyoming's most highly awarded brewery focusing on quality and consistency
Founded by Travis Zeilstra and Tim Barnes in 2010, Black Tooth Brewing Company is located in Sheridan, Wyoming, in the heart of the wild west and at the base of the majestic Big Horn Mountains. The brewery takes its name from nearby Black Tooth Peak, while the beers are named after Sheridan landmarks, Wyoming symbols and local culture. While still relatively new, Black Tooth Brewing Company has already established itself as a major player in the state.
Travis Zeilstra discovered his passion for beer while attending the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. His formal chef training allows him to approach brewing in a completely unique way, treating beer as food and perfecting his recipes to deliver high quality, consistent execution with each batch. Travis worked as a chef and brewer at Enzo restaurant (Billings, Montana), Montana Brewing Company, and Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City, Oregon) before teaming up with business partner Tim Barnes to open Black Tooth Brewing Company.
Since opening its doors in November 2010, Black Tooth has taken home medals from the Great American Beer Festival every year, as well as a handful of Gold Medals from the World Beer Cup.
The focus at Black Tooth is not pushing the limits with cutting-edge beer styles (no blueberry ales here!), but rather, the goal is to produce excellently crafted classic styles that are approachable, well-balanced, and able to pair well with any number of foods. With their impressive collection of medals and awards, it’s obvious they’re doing something right.
Black Tooth Brewing Company had a very successful first five years and in 2015, happily expanded into a top-of-the-line production facility capable of producing 50,000 barrels a year. Their taproom in downtown Sheridan offers a relaxing yet vivacious vibe where locals and travelers alike enjoy fresh pints of Black Tooth’s wide range of award-winning beers.