In addition to their recent acquisition of the old Ropewalk in Fenwick (it will be Matt's Fish Camp #3), SoDel Concepts has also announced the construction of their second brewpub, Ocean View Brewing Company, located on the corner of Route 26 and Woodland Avenue in Ocean View, Delaware. Spring 2022 is the target.
The new spot is playing on the success of Thompson Island Brewing Company, which opened in Rehoboth in 2019. In fact, it was recently named Delaware Brewery of the Year at the New York International Beer Competition. Matt Patton, director of operations for SoDel Concepts, is a certified cicerone – a designation for beer professionals that’s similar to a sommelier program for wine experts. He oversees the hospitality group’s beer program and will oversee the new brewpub’s construction.
Ocean View Brewing Company will serve lunch and dinner in a 5,000-square-foot, 200-seat facility that will feature a beer garden. In cooler months, guests can gather around the fireplace. Fisher Architects is handling the design, and the décor will reflect a modern beach house with touches of Americana. Jimmy Valm, the brewmaster at Thompson Island Brewing Company, will also oversee the beer operations at the new brewpub.