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the story of studly brewing

“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.

Now batting…Les Volets Malbec! 

A French Malbec has a nose of crushed blueberries that develop into an intriguing bittersweet character. Fine red fruits fill the mouth with a touch of cocoa nib on the finish. 

#malbec #redwine #wineandpizzanight #winewednesday
It's time to step up to the plate and test your knowledge at tonight's TRIVIA NIGHT! The fun begins at 6:30pm!

#trivianightfun #triviawednesday #trivia #pizzanight #craftbeer #chesapeakeva
Get ready to sing the night away during Music Bingo Night at Studly tonight from 6-8pm! 

#musicbingo #mondayfunday #pizza #craftbeer #chesapeakeva
We made it through the night and are pourin’ pints and slingin’ slices all day long! Come cure that cabin fever with us today 11am-10pm!
Let’s celebrate, ladies!!! National Ladies’ Night Out is Friday!!! Ladies receive $1 off wine and beer by mentioning they’re out for LADIES NIGHT!!!

#nationalgirlsnightout #ladiesnight #wineandbeer #isntitgreat #chesapeakemoms
TRIVIA NIGHT!!! Tonight & every Wednesday starting at 6:30pm! Come grab a pepperoni pizza, a pint and join us for the fun! 

#trivia #triviawednesday #nationalpepperonipizzaday #pizza #beerandbaseball
Come celebrate with us one of the best holidays of the year! It's National Pepperoni Pizza Day! 

#PepperoniPizzaDay #Pepperoni #artisanmade #delishfood #pizzaandbeer
Our most popular hat is BACK IN STOCK! Come grab one of our trucker mesh patch hats while supplies last! 

#merchdrop #brewerygear #hat #truckerhat #swag #patchhat #supportlocal
Monday Music Bingo is ready to pop off from 6-8pm tonight & every Monday! 

#MusicBingoNight #mondayfunday #brewery #craftbrewery #pizzanight #chesapeakeva
Let’s hear it for the weekend!!! Come join us Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-7pm
#weekendvibes #craftbeer #pizza #football #collegefootball #baseballandbeer
NEW PIZZA ALERT!!! Now batting…Pizzacho Nacho Pizza! 

Beer cheese base 
Cherry tomato
Red onion
Pickled jalapeño 
Crumbled tortilla chips
Housemade ranch drizzle
PRO TIP: Its EXCELLENT on our cauliflower thin crust. 


#newpizza #nachos #nachopizzas #tgif
Get excited! Prosecco now ON DRAFT at Studly! Come get some before @sandraleighphotography and @andrearenee10 finish it all! 

#prosecco #hitithititgetitgetit #secco #draftwine #momslovewine

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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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