Platform Beer Co.

Platform Beer Co.Platform Beer Co.
Platform Beer Co.Platform Beer Co.
Brewery, Bar, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

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

(216) 202-1386 | map
platformbeer.co

Notes: Acquired by Anheuser Busch/In Bev as of 8/7/2019.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.88
Beers:
161
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,514
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.24
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
40
pDev:
11.08%
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Reviews by thegink:
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thegink from New York

4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Feb 18, 2019
More User Reviews:
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jt_thomas18 from Hawaii

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Nov 26, 2019
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adab123 from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

Great brewery. Selection was underwhelming.

Nov 12, 2019
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Matt23 from Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Feb 21, 2019
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CaptainHate from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Platform gets dumped on by a few Cleveland area BAs but I like it fine. The Brewpub is a nice friendly place with reasonable bar food available (I was most recently there for brunch and it was fine without having a full kitchen set up). There's always a good selection of beer and ales although they make the mistake of serving their stouts too chilled.

Jan 03, 2019
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crewfan1952 from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Sep 16, 2018
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Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Aug 28, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Jul 06, 2018
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Cascade24 from Iowa

5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Feb 27, 2018
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mkyer from Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jul 04, 2017
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Jeffsbowen from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Apr 23, 2017
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Gregf51 from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Apr 22, 2017
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Brian29 from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Apr 07, 2017
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RebornStussy from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Feb 25, 2017
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EternalHoppiness from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Feb 25, 2017
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glass_house from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Feb 23, 2017
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AJmon13 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Jan 05, 2017
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bylerteck from Canada

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Dec 23, 2016
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mpolewan from Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Oct 21, 2016
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Ohiou84 from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Mar 28, 2016
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nelsonr_emi from Ohio

4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Mar 07, 2016
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rcjennings from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Feb 14, 2016
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weavdog from Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

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

Dec 14, 2015
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Dec 01, 2015
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Oct 10, 2015
Platform Beer Co. in Cleveland, OH
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1514 ratings