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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.

MUSIC BINGO NIGHT!!! Join us for a fun MOVIE SONG THEMED Music Bingo with your fav host @blueyes717 The fun begins tonight at 6pm! 

#killerbeer #musicbingo #mondayfunday #chesapeakeva
HAPPY @scaasportsva Opening Day! Studly Brewing is a proud sponsor of SCAA and wish all the teams a fun season (Especially the Foal Nationals 😉).

REMINDER: Wear your jersey to Studly and get a free kids root beer all season long!
BEER RELEASE!!! Now batting…our ever so popular Cheap Seats Lager (4.8%) A light, crisp, crushable lager perfect for drinkin’ in the outfield seats at the ballpark! Don’t work In the Hole Hazy, you’re still in charge 😉

#beerrelease #lager #cheapseats #crushable #craftbeer #chesapeakeva
WEDNESDAY TRIVIA NIGHT! Join us for a fun battle of the minds kicking off at 6:30pm tonight & every Wednesday!

#TriviaTime #wednesdayvibes #breweryevents #chesapeakeva #localfood
Open today and we promise not to cast a shadow on your Monday. Come celebrate with us post-eclipse tonight from 4-9pm with a Beerclipse of your own! 


#eclipse #eclipse2024 #beerclipse #musicbingo
We are channeling our inner Bonnie Tyler for tonight’s Post-Eclipse Music Bingo.
“And I need you now tonight (From 6-8)
And I need you more than ever (For Music Bingo)”
HAPPY NATIONAL BEER DAY! Come celebrate with us today 11am-7pm! And wash down that beer with a pizza!

#NationalBeerDay #beertime #beerbeerbeerbeerbeerbeerbeerbeer #RespectNationalHolidays
WEDNESDAY TRIVIA NIGHT TONIGHT! The fun begins at 6:30pm! Make sure to come early to grab your spot!
Left your wallet at home? We got you! Pay with your phone using Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay now at Studly. 

#ApplePay #googlepay #SamsungPay #MobilePay
MUSIC BINGO MONDAY tonight from 6-8pm! Join DJ/Emcee Crystal Light for a fun night of rockin' tunes!
We're rolling out a new promotion the month of April! Get ready to enjoy FREE BEER TUESDAYS! Enjoy free pints of beer every Tuesday at Studly during our normal Tuesday hours! 

REMINDER: Music Bingo Monday is TONIGHT from 6-8pm!

(Offer cannot be combined with any other offers. Valid in-store only. Valid to only those who are firm believers in the fun of April 1st.)
Happy Easter, Studs! Closed Sunday for Bruno our beertender's birthday.

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