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Platform Beer (Cleveland) setting up shop near Columbus State

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  • #1127529
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    Platform is a good addition to the community.

    ^^^ this.

    #1127535
    whopper jr
    whopper jr
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    I used to live in St. Louis and there were several microbreweries off the beaten path that were very successful. If the product is good, people will migrate. Plus, this location is a little isolated, but still not far from downtown, Italian Village, etc.

    #1127544
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I used to live in St. Louis and there were several microbreweries off the beaten path that were very successful.

    We have those here too. Actual is located out by the Airport, Zaftig is on Schrock Road, CBC is now in Valleyview, Hoof Hearted is (primarily) in Marengo, etc…

    #1127547

    RedStorm
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    Unless you think that beer drinkers will suddenly stop wanting to drink craft beer and will go back to Budweiser…is that it?

    You mean America, right? http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/05/10/budweiser-renames-cans-beer-america-anheuser-busch/84176886/

    Re: breweries in Columbus/Ohio – I believe the ABV limit was a hold up for Stone? Seems like that limit is going away (I don’t think any other states around have that law) so it’s possible other breweries from elsewhere in the country/world will consider Ohio even more than before. Link – http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/05/18/statehouse-kills-abv-limit-on-beer-in-victory-for.html

    The article also states that Ohio is up to some 200+ breweries at the moment.

    #1127608

    DouginCMH
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    Stone claims the abv limit wasn’t substantial in their decision to go to Richmond. I tend to believe them, since the limits of the law were well known to Stone (Ohio is their largest market east of the Rockies) and there would have been no reason to make Columbus one of their finalists if the abv limitation was a deal-breaker.

    That said, we’ll never really know, I suppose. I’m thrilled the law is finally changing, though I don’t think it’ll change my drinking habits very much.

    #1127614
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    Stone claims the abv limit wasn’t substantial in their decision to go to Richmond. I tend to believe them, since the limits of the law were well known to Stone (Ohio is their largest market east of the Rockies) and there would have been no reason to make Columbus one of their finalists if the abv limitation was a deal-breaker.

    That said, we’ll never really know, I suppose. I’m thrilled the law is finally changing, though I don’t think it’ll change my drinking habits very much.

    Pretty sure Richmond gave them everything but the kitchen sink in incentives/tax breaks. And that was the major factor..

    #1127625
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Pretty sure Richmond gave them everything but the kitchen sink in incentives/tax breaks. And that was the major factor..

    ^ This.

    I’m fairly certain that the team from Columbus that was pulling for Stone to come here practically guaranteed that the Ohio ABV could be changed/updated prior to their brewing facility being operational, as the economic driver of their facility would help expedite the legislation in a very nonpartisan fashion. So I doubt that was a factor at all in their decision making.

    #1127627

    OneBagTravel
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    Stone? never heard of ’em.

    #1127636
    King Gambrinus
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>whopper jr wrote:</div>
    I used to live in St. Louis and there were several microbreweries off the beaten path that were very successful.

    We have those here too. Actual is located out by the Airport, Zaftig is on Schrock Road, CBC is now in Valleyview, Hoof Hearted is (primarily) in Marengo, etc…

    I agree with the gist of your comment and I’d also add a brewery like Rockmill or even Homestead to the list. But I’d say that for Hoof Hearted they’re basically an Italian Village Brewery now. I don’t think their other location even had a tap room.

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