Chaos Mountain Brewery

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About Chaos Mountain

The crew here at Chaos Mountain doesn’t take anything too seriously, except making high quality, enjoyable craft beer. 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.

Tasting Notes for Theory of Chaos

Dark, opaque with Red overtones in the glass. Head is dense, darkish latte that is quite persistent.

Aroma is dark fruit, plummy and dark cherry. Very nice nose, Strisselspalt hop comes through as a Sauvignon Blanc type wine character that gets more prominent as it warms and the taster has had some of the beer.

The flavor is malt forward and not hot as you would expect for the ABV. Malty with some caramels, cherry and dark fruit, some plum without the skin.

The beer is full bodied and very smooth, the ABV comes through as slightly belly warming with the consumption of about 10 oz, but not in the tasting.

Compared to previous year’s beer, this is dryer and not as cloying, as fermentation progressed longer and the beer was allowed to lager in the tanks for 6 weeks or so after fermentation was mostly complete.
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The best beer ever from the best craft beer brewery ever.

Have a great time Thursday evening at chaos love that place and there beer.

Theory is Awesome!

Love it!!

Is that just a Theory?

Richard L. Perry do you think you could menu pair without tasting the beer?

Sorry!

The best beer ever from the best craft bruer

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Rick's Wrap It Up will be taking care of us the week of 1/23-1/27 ... See MoreSee Less

Ricks Wrap It Up will be taking care of us the week of 1/23-1/27

Longfin Grill will be taking care of us this week. Come on by and grab a beer and something tasty from their menu! ... See MoreSee Less

Longfin Grill will be taking care of us this week. Come on by and grab a beer and something tasty from their menu!

 

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Will they be there the 17th?

Great food!!

Where is long fin grill?

Reagan Eloise Robey

Man was hoping you guys would be there 👫😔

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2 days ago

Chaos Mountain Brewing

Vote and shareT-SHIRT GIVEAWAY!! Want to win a First Annual Brews by the Bay T-Shirt? Here's what you have to do to be entered in the drawing: 1) Comment your Favorite Craft Beer in the comments section below 2) Share this post The winner will be announced on Wednesday at 6pm! Make sure you "Like" our page for more contests and event updates. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Chaos Mountain Brewing

1 day and Counting... we will also be offering a 3 year vertical flight tasting of 2016, 2017 and 2018!! Don't miss this Very limited Release Event!!It's just a Theory...Release day is Thursday 1-17-19..... ... See MoreSee Less

1 day and Counting... we will also be offering a 3 year vertical flight tasting of 2016, 2017 and 2018!! Dont miss this Very limited Release Event!!

 

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Weather has put a damper on our release... Guess it will be a "release weekend!"

I think you should name it A For Anne.

if I can't make it to The brewery, whats the most likely place to buy it ?

Taylor Stump

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