I first met Paul at the Cleveland Brew Shop, back when I was brewing beer for my upcoming wedding. To say him and his team have accomplished a lot in three years is a vast understatement. They've moved the brew shop, opened two brewing facilities, began a home brew contest with Heinens, launched a brewery incubator, and the list goes on. My current favorite is the Orange Blossom Gose Old City Soda Collaboration. Make sure to get your ticket to the Akron Ale Fest in order to get to check out breweries like his first hand!
Who are you and what is your role at the brewery?
Christine Bryant and I am the Event Market Manager and Sales Representative.
What is the name of your brewery and how did it come about?
Platform Beer Co came about 2014 after much planning from our two owners, Justin Carson and Paul Benner. We wanted to create tasty, fresh , local beers as well as create opportunity for those wishing to enter the brewing industry.
What is your favorite beer that's been released at your brewery?
My favorite beer is City Boy, a raspberry berlinerweisse.
What is your favorite thing in your brewery?
I would say is the back table at the brewpub. It's the unofficial Platform employee hangout.
What is your most recent milestone?
Joining the Platform crew this past month
What is your next major goal for the brewery?
Adding more tanks to up capacity.
Bear vs. Shark who would win and why?
Shark. Because have you seen Sharknado?
Drink of choice? (this doesn't have to be one of your beers but it can be)
Taliskers....10 year scotch whiskey.