Team

  • Joe and Wendy Hallock

    The Owners

    Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year! These two love birds met when they were going to school at Cornell University in Ithica, New York and have been together ever since. Wendy spent her previous career working in the hotel and private club industry. Her level head helps keep Joe’s entrepreneurial zeal in check, or at least most of the time. Joe spent his previous career in the manufacturing industry where he owned and operated his own business making custom beds for people with physical disabilities. His vast knowledge and experience in business has contributed to all of our success thus far and has enabled us to expand even faster than originally planned. One year for Christmas, Wendy got Joe a home brewing kit as a gift and Joe’s passion for making delicious craft brews now thrives off of what started in his garage at home! Joe and Wendy have a true love for beer, especially when it comes to Belgian style ales. In fact, two of our original flagship beers, 4 Mad Chefs (a Belgian style Quadrupel) and Agents of Chaos (a Belgian style Strong Dark Ale), were two of Joe’s original home brew recipes. Before deciding to open the brewery and make the leap into the craft brewing industry, Joe and Wendy traveled to Europe, mainly Germany and Belgium, where they conducted “research” on what styles of beer they wanted to consider for the brewery. Joe and Wendy can be found all over the place, whether it’s at the brewery assisting with and overseeing day to day operations, traveling around the state of Virginia to promote our beer at craft beer festivals, or being present at our various tap takeovers, tastings and other special events. They are the faces of our company and the co-captains who guide us!

  • Will Landry

    Head Brewer

    A definitive example of the effect craft beer can have on a sane individual. With a wife, two young children and a steady job in the accounting industry Will had such a love of craft beer that he decided to attend the American Brewers Guild craft brewers program. So much for the accounting job. Will attended the brewers program, spent a week at Harpoon Brewery and apprenticed at Roanoke Railhouse in Roanoke, Va. Having taken the time off for school and apprenticeship he actually met Joe and Wendy at the Star City Brewers Guild home brewers club and promptly joined this ship of fools!

  • Iain Watson

    Assistant Brewer

    Iain was hired on in the spring of 2015 as our first assistant brewer. He originally hails from Scotland, where he served in the British Royal Air Force. Since marrying his wife Abbie, he has settled down here in the United States and has found his calling working in the craft brewing industry. Iain can be found working in the brew house on any given day of the week brewing, milling grain, kegging, bottling, and cleaning tanks, kegs and equipment. He apprenticed with our Head Brewer Will and has learned a lot about brewing since starting here. Iain has been a welcomed addition to our brewing team as we continue to expand and brew more beer!

  • Ben Hallock

    Bottling Line Supervisor/ Inventory Manager/Wearer of the Red Shirt

    A little hard earned nepotism here. Joe and Wendy’s son, Ben is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the bottling line and packaging inventory. Ben traveled with Joe out to Hangar 24 Brewery in Redlands, California where they worked on the bottling line for two days and then helped disassemble the machine to be shipped back to Virginia. Just like everyone else from Joe on down the line, he also helps brew, keg, clean and pitches in at the taproom when needed. He can also occasionally be found promoting our brews at craft beer festivals, tap takeovers and various beer tasting events.

  • Chris Craighead

    Production Assistant/Reality Coordinator

    A true jack of all trades, Chris is the guy who keeps everyone on their toes and prevents heads from getting too big. Chris is wherever the work needs to be done, whether its inside a tank, milling grain, working in the building or entertaining guests in the taproom.

  • Michael “Squatch” Clay

    Production Assistant

    Michael hails from Franklin County and has been best friends with Ben since they were in high school together. Right now he is attending James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia full time during the school year and works as one of our production assistants in the summer months. He can be found working hard in the brew house doing everything from helping out with brewing, bottling, kegging, cleaning keg and tanks, to putting together orders for our distributors and helping out with any other tasks that need to be completed. Another fun fact is that one of our original flagship beers is named after him! That’s right, our Squatch Ale is named after him. If you’ve never met him, trust us when we say that he’s a pretty big and hairy dude. Not to worry though, he’s a friendly fella!

  • Adam McDearmon

    Taproom Manager

    Adam started out working for us in the taproom as one of the original bartenders we hired before our grand opening in May of 2014. He has now risen through the ranks to become our full-time taproom manager! Adam is a true craft beer geek and is highly knowledgeable about beer styles, the beer industry as a whole and everything in between. He can help you pick out all of the unique flavors and aromas of all of our beers and help you find the beers that are best suited for your palate. Adam works very hard to keep things in the taproom running smoothly. He is responsible for booking all of the food trucks and live bands that come out to the brewery each weekend to add to our customer’s overall experience. In addition to that, AdamĀ is also responsible for planning and executing all of our many special events at the brewery from start to finish. He also cleans the taproom and all of our draft lines on a weekly basis to ensure that our patrons have a clean environment to hang out in and fresh tasting brews. Adam is also our social media guru and is responsible for managing and updating our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd and Trinkin accounts. He is mostly found overseeing the day to day operations of the taproom at the brewery, but can also occasionally be found at craft beer festivals and doing tastings and tap takeovers at local stores and restaurants!

  • Tiffani McDearmon

    Taproom Staff

    Before you even ask, yes, Tiffani and Adam are related. No, they are not married. Yes, they do share the same last name. Tiffani married into Adam’s family when she and Adam’s cousin Ben said “I do” and now she is also an important part of our Chaos family! (Boy, she really didn’t know what she was getting herself into, on both counts.) Tiffani is an experienced bartender and can quickly fill any flight, pint or growler. She works hard to keep the beer taps flowing and our customers happy. Tiffani is still fairly new to craft beer, but she is quickly learning more each day. Trust us, she knows enough to be dangerous!

  • Laura Custer

    Taproom Staff

    Laura is our latest hire for the taproom and she brings with her many years of experience and knowledge from working as a bartender and server in the restaurant industry. She is just starting to learn more about what craft beer is all about and how much better it is than drinking yellow fizzy water. Laura can sling brews just as well as some of the best of ’em and she has become a great asset to serving our patrons.

  • Miranda Brizendine

    Taproom Staff

    Miranda is one of our backup, on-call bartenders during the school year and works primarily during the summer months when she’s not busy teaching 3rd graders at one of Franklin County’s elementary schools! She is very interested in learning more about craft beer in general and has quickly become part of our Chaos family.

  • Taylor Hathaway

    Taproom Staff

    Taylor is one of our backup, on-call bartenders for the taproom. She is brand new to the craft beer industry and is learning more and more each day she works. While she may only work occasionally, she can definitely help you pick out which of our beers is right for you!