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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.

It's time for some of the best trivia in the 757! Join us for Studly Trivia Night tonight and every Wednesday! Game 2 @ 6:30pm and Game 2 @ 7:30pm. 

#trivianight #humpdaytreat #breweryevents #TriviaTime #chesapeakeva #757beer
Music Bingo Night at Studly! Come join the fun tonight from 6-8pm as we jam out!

#musicbingo #MusicMonday #bingotime #craftbeer #craftbeerva #MusicBingoNight
BEER RELEASE!!! Now batting…Gold Glove Golden Ale (5.1%) A lightly sweet and malty body with low hop bitterness. An easy drinking, crushable beer is quite the catch!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Studs! We’re so thankful to have such amazing people join us for pints, pizza and good times day in and day out. And a big thanks to our staff that bring a home run experience to our guests! 

We look forward to celebrating our one year anniversary with you all Dec. 16!
Turkey Weekend Holiday Hours! We're excited to give you a break from cooking! Come enjoy some pizza and pints with friends and fam all weekend long! 

Don't forget! Trivia Night tonight starting at 6:30pm!
Music Bingo Mondays hit on another level! Join us next Monday for paper airplanes and poppin’ tunes all night long! Every Monday 6-8pm.
It's time for another fun and exciting Music Bingo Monday!!!

Join us tonight from 6-8pm for some awesome beer, pizza and tunes! 

#MusicMonday #MusicBingoNight #bingolife #musicbingo🎶
JOCKSTRAP NUT BROWN ALE RELEASE DAY! The first 100 fans that order a Nut Brown Ale receive a FREE Studly branded jockstrap! (Limit one jockstrap per customer) Gates open today from 4pm-9pm. 

#freejockstrap #nutbrownale #beerrelease #TGIF #chesapeakeva #craftbeerva
NEW BEER RELEASE!!! Now batting…the Jockstrap Nut Brown Ale (5.5%) A malt forward nutty and biscuity brown ale that’s super easy drinking. Contains no nuts and is gluten reduced. 
First 100 purchasers receive a free Studly Jockstrap!!! (Limit one per customer)
SAVE THE DATE! We're turning one! 

Get ready to party Saturday, December 16 as we roll out fun times all day long! Be on the lookout for more details on all the fun in store!
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TRIVIA NIGHT! Join the action tonight at 6:30pm as teams battle for the Studly Trophy! 

#TriviaTime #triviawednesday #humpdayfeels #supportlocal #breweryevents #chesapeakeva

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Our brewery is only as strong as our team. Studly Brewing is committed to providing excellent customer service, a ton of laughs and good times along with great beer and food in an environment suited for all ages. Positions often looking to be filled include Bartenders, Servers, Cooks and Dishwashers. If you are interested in joining our team, email your resume along with what positions interest you to [email protected]


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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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