Platform Beer Co.

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Platform Beer Co.Platform Beer Co.
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
1,258 Ratings
Platform Beer Co.Platform Beer Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

4125 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, Ohio, 44113-3718
United States

(216) 202-1386 | map
platformbeer.co

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Added by Gaddabble on 09-01-2014

BEER STATS
Beers:
132
Reviews:
364
Ratings:
1,258
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.22/5
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
35
pDev:
11.37%
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of crewfan1952
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Rubezahl
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

This place is much smaller than one would imagine, considering their formidable presence on the packaged beer market. This serves primarily as a taproom and local hang out, as opposed to the major operation I'm sure their larger production facility is.

Tanks and brewing equipment stand behind the full length of the moderate sized bar, which has a glossy wooden top and an arm rest unlike any I've ever seen--it's huge and thick, kind of obtrusively so. A sweaty, sticky brick supported woody environment with no air conditioning fully opens up to a flowery outdoor patio, where, outside and in, communal seating is the name of the game.

The taplist is quite long, consisting in large part of their own brews, and only a select few guest taps. They are primarily focusing on variations on the IPA and the kettle sour, to the point where they have 3-4 sections to parse out their own sub-styles of IPA, and a few sections to differentiate their various takes on sours as well. Oddly enough, I found the lager they offered to be the among the best tastes I had during my visit.

They host a food vendor on site that has a limited menu if you are craving something immediate. There are a few games to be played as well, if conversation is dying and the TVs aren't functioning (which they actually weren't during my visit). Otherwise, it has a cozy, almost dive-bar sort of vibe, happily hosting both the cosplay geeks and business folks of the area.

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Photo of Cascade24
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mkyer
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jeffsbowen
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of RebornStussy
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of EternalHoppiness
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of glass_house
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of AJmon13
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great drinking area with plenty of space and beer options on tap. All beers by Platform are extremely well priced and affordable, with several notable beers from other brewers available too. Definite place to revisit and spend some serious time in. Food was available through some kind of outside vendor I believe; limited options, but reasonably priced and tasty.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mpolewan
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ohiou84
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Good atmosphere. A dozen or so of their own brews plus half a dozen guest beers. Good selection. Had six Platform beers, decent, but nothing exceptional. Food options available.

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Photo of nelsonr_emi
4.64/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rcjennings
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of weavdog
3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Do they brew their own beer yet or still contract brewing?

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Photo of orangesol
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of schroeder1200
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Ryften
4.89/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of LXIXME
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of invertalon
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

LOVE Platform! The ambiance, beer selection and staff are all top notch. Beer quality is very good. Even though it is just outside of Ohio City (and maybe a mile or so from Great Lakes, Market Garden, Nano Brew and more), it never seems as hectic or busy where they are located which I really appreciate.

They also have food vendors come in on different days, offering up some great food for cheap prices.

Platform has become a regular stop for me. It is for sure in my top 3 in Cleveland along with Fatheads and Brew Kettle.

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Photo of SGerrard
4.97/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Excellent venue in the Cleveland area. They brew exceptional beers and have a scintillating guest tap list. While there is no kitchen at Platform, they do have snacks on hand and regular appearances from food trucks and local vendors. Great people and great beer!

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Platform Beer Co. in Cleveland, OH
Brewery rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,258 ratings