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“If we won the lottery, I’m going to open up a brewery,” Blake Edmunds would often tell his wife, Kristin, after one of his longer days in the office. Blake thought about that phrase often and wondered does it take winning the lottery to open a brewery? 

In January of 2020, Blake decided to find out how to turn his homebrew hobby into a career and began reading up on what it would take to pursue his dream. Next thing you know, Blake is in Montrose, Colorado during the summer of 2021 learning from a mentor and industry legend, Tom Hennessey, and his crew on how to successfully open his own 7-barrel brewpub serving craft pizzas and salads. Soon after that, Blake hung up his fifteen-year career in collegiate athletics and minor league baseball, packed up the family in Columbia, SC and moved back to his hometown of Chesapeake, VA to pursue opening Chesapeake’s next brewery.

Studly Brewing got its name from the self-given name that Blake’s childhood friends gave each other, The Studly Club – a rag tag group of guys that attended Hickory High School and played Little League together. All of which are still very close friends till this day and many of whom still live in Chesapeake. Studly Brewing pays homage to those friendships and the bond sports gave them growing up. Along with Blake’s experience working in sports, Studly Brewing will be a tasteful nod to America’s pastime, baseball, and will have many similarities of a minor league team: a family-friendly, light-hearted fun time.

🧠 Trivia Night Tonight 🧠
Join us for some indoor fun at the place voted Best Indoor Fun in Chesapeake! Trivia begins at 6:30pm. 

#TriviaTime #trivianight #humpdaywednesday #chesapeakeva #bestofchesapeake
Happy Father’s Day, Studs!

Serving Dads today 11a-7p.
We have your last minute Father's Day gift covered...
🧢 Baseball Glove Leather Patch Hat
🍺 Cans of Studly Beer
🎁 Studly Gift Card

Or just bring Dad to Studly Sunday! We're open Father's Day 11a-7pm. 
DM us for reservation requests.
🎉 It’s the last day of school 🎉 Come celebrate at Studly! 
Open today 4-9p

#schoolsout #summer #lastdayofschool #pizzaparty #partytime #chesapeakeva #chesapeakepublicschools #chesapeakemoms
🚨BEER RELEASE🚨
In honor of Pride Month and in collaboration with 1700 Brewing, @biguglybrewing, @capstanbarbrewing, @globrewco, @postsecondarybrewing, @makersbrewery, @thinbrewlinebrewery, @traditionbrewing

I Am What I Am Lemondrop Kolsch (5%)

Enjoy a pint tonight for TRIVIA NIGHT starting at 6:30pm!
MUSIC BINGO NIGHT! Tonight & every Monday 6-8pm.
🚨BEER RELEASE! Now batting... ⚾PLAY BALL! ⚾ Blueberry Wheat Ale (5.6%)

A traditional American wheat beer with a hint of blueberry is a perfect summer sipper! 🫐🫐🫐Garnished with fresh blueberries 🫐🫐🫐
Starting the day early at the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department Golf Tournament! 

See you tonight for Music Bingo 6-8p!
🚨NEW MERCH ALERT! Leather patch hats made with ⚾️BASEBALL GLOVE LEATHER⚾️

🧢 Awesome job, @barnyardhatco
S/O to local firefighter, small business owner and dad, Andrew, for his awesome work!
🥳THANK YOU to everyone who nominated us in THREE @mackidchesapeakeva 2024 Family Favorite Awards 🏆!
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We would ❤️ your Vote 🗳️!
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🍻 BEST Family Friendly Restaurant
🍻 BEST Place for Moms Night Out
🍻 BEST Place for Date Night

⏰ Be sure to cast your VOTE now through June 14! 🚨Voting Link in Bio

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Here Goes Nothing!

June 4, 2021 was a really tough day. That afternoon, I walked into my boss’ office at the University of South Carolina and told him I’m going to retire from college athletics. It’s still tough for me to write as I start to reminisce on all the blood, sweat, laughs,

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