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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.


Now batting…🍑Rockford Peach Sour (5%)🍑

Brewed with pounds of peaches, some lactose for extra sweetness and mouthfeel and a tad vanilla bean. Super easy drinking sour perfect for summer. 

🍺On tap now!!!!

Due to extreme heat, it’s recommended you cool down today with a cold beer from Studly. Seek air conditioned shelter at 1296 South Battlefield Blvd. from 4pm-9pm. 

Chance of Trivia Night has increased to 100% tonight starting at 6:30pm.
🎵 Music Bingo Night 🎵

Free to play.
Win prizes.
Sing your heart out.
Dance your tail off. 

Join the fun tonight and every Monday 6-8pm!
Our little friend is “praying” you get out of this heat🥵 and enjoy a cold beer 🍺 

Open today with plenty of A/C from 4-10p
⚾️ Happy Fourth, Sluggers! ⚾️

🧨We're closed today because we'll be busy firing off whistlin' bungholes, spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, and whistlin' kitty chasers! 🧨
TRIVIA NIGHT tonight and every Wednesday 6:30pm.
“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” 

Nothin’ beats taking the kiddos to see my son’s favorite team play. #lgm
Happy July! Music Bingo tonight from 6-8pm 🎵🎵
Graphic design team on point rn.

TRIVIA NIGHT tonight and every Wednesday. Fun begins at 6:30pm.

📆Tonight & Every Monday 6-8pm

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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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