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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.

Kids and families are LOVING our new Bizzy Bags available now at Studly! Keep your little ones entertained without a phone or tablet at the table for hours all for the price of a pint! (S/O @thebizzybag) We're excited for a fun holiday weekend with you!
Fri 4-10p
Sat 11a-10p
Sun 11a-7p
Mon Closed

#TGIF #bizzybag #FamilyFun #craftbeer #pizza #kidfriendly #chesapeakeva
The Studly staff always knows how to make the boss man laugh. Love our crew 😂. Well done, y’all…
PLEASE NOMINATE US for the Best Family Friendly Restaurant in Chesapeake for the 2024 @mackidchesapeakeva Family Favorite Awards! Nominations are now through May 23. The top 5 nominees in each category go on to the final vote! 


#familyfriendly #NominateStudly #chesapeakeva #supportlocal #welovefamilies
Do you struggle entertaining your kids during a night out? Studly Brewing has a solution for you. Blake Edmunds of Studly Brewing interviews the co-owner of @thebizzybag, Lauren Radie, on her mom-made answer to screen-free entertainment all for the price of one pint of beer! Her amazing product is available now at Studly Brewing!
MUSIC BINGO NIGHT tonight and every Monday! The fun begins with your fav host, Crystal, at 6pm! 

#musicbingo #bingonight #mondayfunday #chesapeakeva #pizzatime #craftbeerandbingo
WIFFLE BALL LEAGUE UPDATE: Our Thursday evening league filled up in 24 hours! We have added a Sunday afternoon league. Make sure to sign up soon while there are still spots left! 

Sunday League Registration link in bio!
ANNOUNCEMENT: We have partnered with @backyardsportsclub to bring you the Studly Co-Ed Wiffle Ball League!

Games will be played Thursday evenings June 27-August 29 right next to Studly Brewing at the new Studly Field! Players will receive drink discounts at Studly on game nights. 

Registration is now open for teams and free agents with early bird pricing! Register now by visiting or the link in bio.
NEW BEER RELEASE! Now batting...61 IPA (6.7%).
61 is made with almost 100% floor-malted Maris Otter malt and hopped with delish Citra and Amarillo hops. 
Since we used MARIS Otter malt, we thought we'd pay homage to a famous Maris baseball player for this brew. Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's single season home run record in 1961 hitting 61 homes runs. Come enjoy a pint of 61 IPA all weekend long at Studly! 

#beerrelease #NewIPA #rogermaris #craftbeer #FM99 #chesapeakeva
Join Rod Fitzwell and the @fm99wnor crew Friday, May 17 at Studly from 5-7pm. 
⚾ Norfolk Tides ticket giveaways
⚾ Guess Your Speed pitch game
🍺 New beer release
🔥An overall epic time

#FM99 #beerrelease #TGIF #rockandroll #chesapeakeva #pizzatime
We will be closed today, Thursday, May 16, for a private event. 

We look forward to kicking off the weekend with you Friday with a special visit from FM 99, a new beer release, and more!
TRIVIA NIGHT! Tonight & every Wednesday starting at 6:30pm. Join your host, Johnny Questions with Sporcle Trivia Nights With John C., for some of the best trivia nights in Hampton Roads! 

#TriviaTime #humpdaywednesday #chesapeakeva #pizzanight #craftbeer
MUSIC BINGO MONDAY! The fun begins at 6pm! 

#MondayFunday #MusicBingoNight #chesapeakeva

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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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