Chaos Mountain Brewing Callaway
3135 Dillons Mill Road Callaway, VA 24067
“Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.”
© Copyright 2023 Chaos Mountain Brewing LLC.
The crew here at Chaos Mountain doesn’t take anything too seriously, except making high quality, enjoyable craftbeer. We are dedicated to producing the best possible beer from the best ingredients available. If a batch of beer doesn’t pass our quality assurance tests, it goes down the drain. From easy drinking session beers to big, intense Belgian style ales, rotating seasonals and limited release barrel aged brews, we hope we can offer something that just about everyone will enjoy!
It all started in 1998 when Wendy Hallock gave her
husband Joe a home brewing kit for a Christmas present. So I guess you can say this is her fault! In 2012 the opportunity to sell their interest in their previous business left them with a dilemma. Too young to retire and terrible at golf it was obvious they would have to start another business. With a 20,000 square foot building from the sale to work with the question was what to do with it? As any great mind will tell you, BEER was the answer!
Of course you can’t start a brewery without a name. Located at the base of Cahas Mountain in
Franklin County, Virginia, Cahas Mountain Brewing was the first choice. But no one outside of
Franklin County has any idea where Cahas Mountain is. Over a few tasty Craft beers, the brewery
name (d)evolved into “Chaos.” Besides, Chaos lends itself to more fun names for beer. As we like
to say, “Chaos is Brewing!” So now with a name, and a year of research and planning behind
them they put a deposit down on a 30bbl brew house from DME, Diversified Metal Engineering,
and promptly left to spend two weeks in Germany and Belgium doing more research! Our crew
started construction in August and seven months later the brewery was ready.
Two other important parts of the brewery are the bottling line and the 7bbl pilot system. The
bottling line allowed us to get our beer into the retail stores with our first shipment. The pilot system
allows us to offer seasonal beers and the opportunity to make unique one off beers for our tasting
room and the restaurants that carry our products.