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Ocean View Brewing Company wins gold at New York International Beer Competition

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REHOBOTH BEACH — Since opening in March 2021, Ocean View Brewing Company has won praise for its twist on beachy favorites such as fried green tomatoes with pizza accouterments and a fried lobster tail with glazed donuts. 

The Delaware brewpub recently received a gold medal at the 11th Annual New York International Beer Competition.

The winning entry, Got Waves, is a Kolsch-style beer. “It’s a crisp, clean beer that’s perfect for beach activities,” Taylor Smith, who oversees the brewing operations, said in a statement. 

Ocean View Brewing Company and its older sibling, Thompson Island Brewing Company in nearby Rehoboth Beach, are owned by SoDel Concepts, a hospitality group with 16 restaurants in coastal Delaware. 

“I’m so proud of our ‘brew crew’ at both restaurants,” Jimmy Valm, who manages brewing operations at the brewpubs, said. “Their creativity, skill and passion for brewing have given us a remarkable reputation in a relatively short amount of time.”

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, agreed. “We are known for brewing high-quality, world-class beers,” he said. “To see a gold medal for Ocean View Brewing Company so quickly after opening confirms that we are succeeding.”

Ocean View Brewing Company

Ocean View Brewing Company | PHOTO COURTESY OF SODEL

About SoDel Concepts
Based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, SoDel Concepts is a multifaceted, award-winning hospitality group with 18 business operations: 17 coastal restaurants, three sports concessions and a wedding-and-events venue.

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