Chaos Mountain Brewing to open in Franklin County
A new brewery will soon debut in Franklin County. Chaos Mountain Brewing’s 20,000-square-foot facility in a former bed factory on Dillon’s Mill Road in Callaway is set to open early this year. The million-dollar-plus project is expected to create 20 to 25 new jobs.
“Chaos Mountain is part of a growing microbrewing industry in the Roanoke Region and across Virginia,” said owner Joe Hallock in a statement. “The East Coast is several years behind the West Coast in the growth of the craft beer industry. This part of the state is within two days shipping to 75 percent of the United States. We see a lot of potential in the Roanoke Region and the mid-Atlantic.
Chaos Mountain Brewing will eventually offer up to a dozen types of beer. The brewery will include a bottling facility, cold storage and office space and a tasting room. The plant will have a long-term production capacity of 25,000 barrels per year.
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors provided financial assistance to the project, which also is receiving assistance from the Roanoke Regional Partnership and Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
Brewing beer is a growing industry in Virginia. There are more than 40 breweries in the state, a 25 percent increase in the past two years, according to the Roanoke Regional Partnership. In the Roanoke Region , there are five microbrews and 11 within an hour of downtown Roanoke. Chaos Mountain is the second in Franklin County after Sunken City Brewing Company opened last year.