The Chaos Mountain Brewery in Natural Bridge
Coming in May, Chaos Mountain Station, Natural Bridges’ Newest Venue, a Craft Brewery!
The crew here at Chaos Mountain doesn’t take anything too seriously, except making high-quality, enjoyable craft beer. At Chaos Mountain Station at Natural Bridge, we’re 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. We offer a variety of hops that everyone will enjoy, including easy-drinking session beers, intense Belgian style ales, rotating seasonals, and limited-release barrel-aged brews! So be sure to plan your visit this spring so you can experience our new craft brewery!
While you’re here, we have lots of unique things to do during your trip! Request access to our Natural Bridge Vacation Guide for local insight.
How the Chaos Began!
The idea started in 1998 when Wendy Hallock gave her husband Joe a home brewing kit as a Christmas present. So, I guess you can say this new-founded endeavor 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, they wondered 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 knows where Cahas Mountain is. Over a few tasty craft beers, the brewery name (d)evolved into “Chaos.” Besides, the name Chaos lends itself to more creativity for the business. 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 brewhouse made from DME, Diversified Metal Engineering, and promptly left to spend two weeks in Germany and Belgium to do more research! Our crew started construction in August, and seven months later, the brewery is almost ready to open to the public!
Why not stay right next door to our brewery! Just think, after you check into the hotel at 4 p.m., you can head right down to Chaos Mountain Station to grab and brew and bite to eat! And don’t worry, in the morning, you can soak up the brews from the night before with breakfast in the Colonial Room, complete with fresh coffee, savory bacon, and warm pancakes. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring our local attractions like Natural Bridge and the nearby caverns! Check out our specials and packages; some already include tickets to these natural wonders.
Browse our rooms to start planning your trip here! We can’t wait to welcome you!