Platform Beer Company

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Coordinates: 41°28′47″N 81°42′58″W / 41.479836°N 81.7161623°W / 41.479836; -81.7161623

Platform Beer Co.
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IndustryAlcoholic beverage
Headquarters4125 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
United States
Key people
Paul Benner (founder)
Justin Carson (founder)
Reed Jaskula (brewmaster)
Production output
10,000 BBL (in 2016)[1]
OwnerAnheuser-Busch InBev

Platform Beer Company is a business unit of AB-Inbev in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.


Platform Beer began as a collaboration by Paul Brenner, a homebrew supply store owner, and Justin Carson, owner of a draft line servicing company.[2] The Lorain Avenue brewpub, which opened to the public in 2014, occupies a building that previously housed part of the Leisy Brewing Company (est. 1873).[3] Besides its primary aim of producing beer for the Northeast Ohio market, Platform's secondary mission is to educate and facilitate brewing education in the Greater Cleveland area.[4] In addition to its availability on draught in local bars and in cans via retail, Platform's beers are also served in Progressive Field and FirstEnergy Stadium.[5][6] In 2016, Platform procured a building in Columbus, Ohio, where a second brewpub is now open.[7] In August of 2019 Platform Beer Company acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev.


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  2. ^ "Platform Beer hopes to help brew entrepreneurial spirit with incubator - Crain's Cleveland Business". Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: LEISY BREWING CO". Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "About | Platform Beer Co". Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Progressive Field beers: 11 surprising choices at 2016 Cleveland Indians games (photos) |". Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Cleveland Browns fans: 9 new beers from 8 Ohio breweries added to FirstEnergy Stadium menu |". Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Platform Beer to Open Brewery and Taproom in Columbus | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog | Cleveland Scene". Retrieved May 28, 2016.