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.

The number of COVID cases and hosptalizations have been increasing here in Virginia. I personally know several friends and acquaintances who had to get tested recently becasue they had been with someone who tested positive. The first shutdown hepled contain the virus but it was painful for all of us. If the numbers continue to trend upward we may face a second shutdown. I know all of us are tired of this but another shutdown will be far more painful than the first. Please be considerate, maintain social distance, wear your mask and wash your hands. Stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Nicely said and please keep making lots of that squatch scotch! It’s sold out everywhere

Thanks so much! Sharing now and will keep you on our list of places safe to go! ❤️

Best of luck to Chaos and all the good folks down in that area!

Thanks Joe! Well done.

Well said!

Kudos Chaos!!! <3

Nicely said.

Yes to ALL of that! 🙌🏻

Thanks Joe! Amen to that!

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Finally a Holiday where your want to wear a mask! Let’s keep it safe and fun! See you on the mountain! Slainte! 7-10pm All Social distancing protocols will be in Place for the evening. We Promise it to be a safe and fun evening! ... See MoreSee Less

Lots of Large indoor socially distanced seating for your musical enjoyment. Come see us on the Mountain for great beer and a warm meal! ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t miss out on another local favorite, Jake & Jess will be hitting the stage at 6pm tonight. It’s always a fun time when they’re around! ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t miss out on another local favorite, Jake & Jess will be hitting the stage at 6pm tonight. It’s always a fun time when they’re around!

Fat Pappy’s will be out here all weekend serving up their delicious Hog BBQ and made to order hot dogs. Their BBQ will pair great with our fresh batch of Squatch! ... See MoreSee Less

Fat Pappy’s will be out here all weekend serving up their delicious Hog BBQ and made to order hot dogs. Their BBQ will pair great with our fresh batch of Squatch!
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