Platform Beer began as a collaboration by Paul Brenner, a homebrew supply store owner, and Justin Carson, owner of a draft line servicing company. 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). 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. 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. In 2016, Platform procured a building in Columbus, Ohio, where a second brewpub is now open. In August of 2019 Platform Beer Company acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev.