SoDel Concepts recently broke ground on Ocean View Brewing Company, the hospitality company’s 14th restaurant and second brewpub.
The Rehoboth Beach hospitality group plans to open the new brewpub in early 2022.
The groundbreaking took place June 3 on the property at the corner of Route 26 and Woodland Avenue in Ocean View. The location is near NorthEast Seafood Kitchen, another SoDel Concepts venue.
“The Ocean View-area community has always been so welcoming,” said Scott Kammerer, president of the hospitality company, which will open Matt’s Fish Camp in Fenwick Island this month. “We have so many loyal customers in Ocean View, and we are excited to bring fresh, homemade beer and delicious, chef-driven food to the area.”
In 2019, SoDel Concepts opened its first brewpub, Thompson Island Brewing Company. The restaurant is just outside the entrance to Rehoboth Beach near sibling Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar. The brewpub quickly won fans, along with awards at prestigious beer competitions.
Jimmy Valm, head brewmaster at Thompson Island, will oversee both breweries. While Ocean View Brewing Company will feature unique beers, it will also offer some of Thompson Island’s most popular brews.
Matt Patton, vice president of construction, is overseeing the project, which is being built from the ground up. He is working with Lighthouse Construction and Fisher Architecture to develop the 200-seat restaurant.
Patton, a certified cicerone, also handles the company’s beer program. “We will make world-class beer at Ocean View Brewing Company,” he said. “Expect a comfortable atmosphere with a beautiful beer garden, superior service and a menu full of coastal favorites.”
Ocean View Brewing Company will feature the fried chicken that made Thompson Island a destination. The new restaurant will also serve pub-style sandwiches, light and refreshing bowls, and dishes suitable for sharing. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.
This season, all SoDel Concepts restaurants are open for dining and carryout. For a listing of the establishments, special events and menus, go to sodelconcepts.com.