New Traditions Brewing at the Home of the Cleveland Indians
Carson says another collaboration that has been critical to Platform’s success is the one it has with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. “They have been an unbelievable partner. Their specialized expertise in brewery financing is an integral part of why we are where we are today.” As for where they are, in its first year in business, Platform brewed 91 barrels of beer; three years later, it expects to brew 30,000. To put that in perspective, that’s 7.2 million 16 oz. servings.
“As Cleveland’s hometown bank, we have a stake in helping local companies succeed,” said Alex Jacobs, managing director and head of the Food and Beverage Group, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. “Our team was able to execute quickly through a collaborative approach- bringing deep industry expertise, broad capabilities and unique ideas to help Platform get the financing and tools they need to grow.”
One place Platform wants Indians fans to go is behind home plate toward first base—the location of the Hop Stop Can Stand.