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Thompson Island Brewing Co. wins Gold Medal at U.S. Open Beer Championship


REHOBOTH BEACH — Thompson Island Brewing Company in Rehoboth Beach won a gold medal for Thompson Island IPA at the U.S. Open Brewing Beer Championship. Glazed & Confused earned a bronze in the chocolate-cocoa beer category.

Thompson Island Brewing Company brewers celebrate their win at the U.S. Open Brewing Beer Championship. The Rehoboth brewpub won first place in the American IPA category and third in the chocolate-cocoa beer category. From left to right: Jimmy Valm, Andrew Egerton and Damon Goldsboro. | PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMPSON ISLAND BREWERY


“Winning a gold medal at this competition is a thrill,” said Jimmy Valm, brewmaster at the brewpub in a statement. “This year, there were more than 6,000 entries and more than 140 styles.”One of the top three beer competitions in the United States, the competition attracts breweries worldwide, including establishments in Luxembourg.

Thompson Island Brewing Company won the gold in the American IPA category. Zipline Brewing in Nebraska took second, and Wormtown Brewery in Massachusetts came in third.

“Thompson Island Brewing Company just celebrated its first anniversary, but it’s like the brewers have been together for so much longer,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, in a statement. “They’re so talented and innovative. They are putting our beers on the map.”

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