INDIANAPOLIS — Platform Beer Co., recently named by The Brewers Association as the Fastest Growing Regional Brewery in the US, is expanding distribution to the Indiana market with draft offerings this week. Select four and six-pack cans will follow in May. Platform is partnering with Craftroads Beverage Distributing to sell in markets throughout the state.
Draft options will include a wide variety of styles; the brewery plans to produce more than 150 unique draft beers in 2018. The Cleveland-based brewing outfit will begin with seasonal canned offerings such as; Peach Crusher Berliner, Project Session IPA w/ Citra Hops, High Brow Barista Coffee Pale Ale and Amy Passionfruit Apple Ale along with other special can releases throughout the year.
Additionally, Platform Beer Co. has teamed up with the Indianapolis Art Center to design a can specially for Indiana with $1 of each 6-pack going to the Indianapolis Art Center. The specialty can will be released with the other packaged product next month.
Platform VP of Sales, Matt Subel explained the decision to enter the Indiana market. “Indiana presents an opportunity to expand the reach of our brand while still staying close to home. Markets such as Indianapolis have become craft beer hubs, we feel our approach, utilizing ever-changing styles and the use of unique ingredients, will fit well into this already rich brewing community.”
“When deciding to partner with Craftroads,” continued Subel. “It was a perfect match. Their level of experience, attention to detail, and passion for the business is impressive. More than anything, they understood who we are as a brand, our company ethos, and how it all fit into the Indiana market. We couldn’t be happier.”
Here is a list of venues featuring Platform Beer on draft during April:
Pearl Street Taphouse (Jeffersonville)
Fickle Peach (Muncie)
Harry’s Kettle Saloon (Wabash)
Trion Tavern (New Haven)
Pint Room (Carmel)
Beer Geeks (Highland)
Blind Owl Brewery (Indy)
About Platform Beer Co.
Platform Beer Co. is an independently owned craft brewery based in Cleveland with a hometown Tasting Room and Production Facility. In addition to Platform’s local presence, locations in Ohio include Tasting Rooms in Columbus and Cincinnati (2018). Founded in 2014, Platform crafts an ever-changing variety of styles that blur the edges of beer styles. Offerings include Speed Merchant White IPA, New Cleveland Pale Ale/Pilsner Hybrid, Hyper Retro Lemon Ginger Saison, High Brow Barista Coffee Rye Pale Ale, Yammy Yammy Sweet Potato Ale, Esther Belgian Style Christmas Ale, a variety of fruited Gose and Berliner Weisse Styles, a Small Batch IPA Series featuring New England Style IPAs and a series of exclusive taproom-only barrel aged clean and sours beers. Platform Beer Co. has grown from 97 bbls of beer produced in 2014 to approximately 20,000 bbls produced in 2017.