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Chaos Mountain Brewing Expands Franklin County, Virginia, Brewery

02/02/2018
Chaos Mountain Brewing will invest $250,000 to expand its craft brewery in Franklin County, Virginia. The company will add new production capacity and packaging equipment to meet demand for its product.

Joe and Wendy Hallock, owners of Chaos Mountain Brewing said, “Since opening in 2014, we have continued to grow and expand our production. We look forward to purchasing new equipment, increasing production, and making improvements to our facility, including adding more parking.”

“Chaos Mountain Brewing purchases as much of our materials and packaging supplies as we can from Virginia companies, and we enjoy the relationships we have with local farmers. Virginia agricultural products will play a large role in increasing our production and extending our distribution out of state,” they added.

“Chaos Mountain’s continued growth and investment in Franklin County is great news for Virginia’s booming craft beer industry and for our economy overall,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “Investments like these create jobs, open new markets for Virginia’s farmers, and support tourism in Virginia’s rural economy. Working together, we can continue our progress growing and diversifying Virginia’s economy.”

“The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services worked with Franklin County and Chaos Mountain Brewing, LLC to secure this project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved an $8,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID), which Franklin County will match with local funds.

“By committing to sourcing hops, honey and fruits from Virginia, Chaos Mountain is continuing to support local farms and creating beer that highlights Virginia’s terroir,” said Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring. “Virginia’s beer industry contributes a $9 billion annual economic impact, and I am pleased that the Commonwealth could partner with Franklin County through the AFID Program to support this homegrown business in a flourishing industry.”

“Franklin County is proud to assist Chaos Mountain Brewing in growing their business,” said Cline Brubaker, Franklin County Board of Supervisors Chairman. “Joe and Wendy Hallock are exactly the type of hard-working entrepreneurs that our community is committed to supporting. Since their opening in 2014, Chaos has brought jobs and tourists to Franklin County, as well as an increase to the tax base. We look forward to many more years of working together for the betterment of the region.”

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